Wamfie is the capital of the Dormaa East District, carved out of the Dormaa Central district. The 2010 population census places the district population at 50,871. Males constitute 47.1 percent and females represent 52.9 Percent of the total population of the district. More than half (63.8%) of the population in the Dormaa East district live in urban areas. The sex ratio of the district is 89.1, which implies that there are 89 males per 100 females.
The disease burden centers around hypertension and diabetes and higher levels of malaria recorded at health centers within the district. The district additionally has a substantial burden of Teenage pregnancies resulting in school dropouts among girls above 15 years.
In spite of this background, the Apostles’ Continuation Church in 2017 during the annual Easter Convention invited a facilitator of the Foundation to cause awareness for the spate of Teenage pregnancies and cardiovascular diseases. The meeting was attended by an over 4,000 members of the church from the various parts of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Speaking on the subject of Teenage Pregnancy, the Executive Director who was the Resource Person for the event highlighted the various attributing factors of teenage pregnancies in the district and chides parents to exercise their roles well to safeguard the future of their wards. He emphatically enumerated peer pressure, child neglect, broken homes, single parenting among others as major precursors to teenage pregnancy in the district. He challenged opinion leaders and the clergy to integrate information on adolescent health information to minimize ignorance among girls of school going age who are susceptible to this social problem.
In addressing the gathering on Hypertension, he lamented about the fast-rising prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in the district. He mentioned that Public health services must be integrated to respond to societal concerns and challenges and encouraged the congregation to be informed about basic health information such as moderation of alcohol and salt intake, reduction in consumption of fatty meaty meats which has the chance to reduce the risk of developing hypertension.
He dispelled the myths that hypertension and diabetes are caused by mystical forces and called on opinion leaders present to be supportive in conscientizing their subjects on the need to develop the attitude of seeking health early. Concluding his presentation, the Director encouraged the masses and the congregants to be regular at the hospital to be acquainted with their blood pressure reading and other significant biomedical signs and indicators.