Vodafone Ghana’s award winning TV show Healthline returned to television screens with the story of touching Nadia, the victim of a horrific road traffic accident who needed help to pay her medical bills and get a prosthetic leg.
The revolutionary health TV show, returned to TV screens this weekend and was live on TV3 at 5 pm, on eTV and Top TV at 8 pm.
The show, according to the producers will also be repeated on Wednesdays on Metro TV and Crystal TV from 8.30 to 9.30pm.
Healthline is a TV show developed and produced by Vodafone in response to the need for credible and reliable health information to the Ghanaian people.
The show asks people to text in questions about their health concerns and this information is used to build the content of the show with a panel of doctors answering these concerns.
The first season was an great success and prompted the Vodafone team to work hard to make the second season bigger and better.
The forty-five minute programme now includes two new segments, the ‘kids’ corner’ and the ‘treatment room’ in addition to the regular ‘staying healthy’ and ‘sex talk’ segments.
The introduction of ‘Kids’ corner’ was in response the need to discuss health issues that affect children and how best they can be prevented.
The ‘treatment room’ focuses on bringing to life the answers to some questions posed to the panel of doctors and gives practical demonstrations of simple health tips.
The doctors this season, will address many health issues and topics such as Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, cancer, heart and cardiac conditions, body pain, sex and reproductive health, sickle cell and infectious diseases.
Head of Corporate Communications at Vodafone, Carmen Bruce-Annan explained in an interview the motive behind the addition of new segments in this year’s edition.
"Our introduction of the kids segment is to focus on health issues that are pertinent to kids, and to educate us all on how to better manage them.
We have also added a ‘treatment room’ segment that will practically teach viewers how to perform simple health exercises."
"This year’s edition is an all inclusive one and we believe it will cater for everyone in the family", she added.
"As a brand that is passionate about health, we want to empower Ghanaians to take control of their health and lead healthier lives.
We are convinced, given last year’s huge impact, that this year’s with its new segments, will contribute to healthier lifestyles for Ghanaians”.
The maiden episode of Healthline season 2 featured the story of 14 year old Nadia Owusuaa who went through the traumatic experience of having her left leg amputated as a result of an accident which occurred on her way to school.
The horrific accident in Kumasi made headline news in the newspapers and changed the lives of Nadia and her family forever.
Nadia’s story is a true demonstration of how fragile life and lifestyles can be and how quickly it can be taken from us.