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Last weekend, the communities of Kaneville and Ruimveldt each benefited from health fairs which were collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Public Health,NFL Jerseys From China, the Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Ministry ofThe nutrition booth.Education.Churches are well known for the spiritual solace and education they provide, but on Sunday, it was all about health bodies when the Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church hosted its health fair in Kaneville, East Bank Demerara.The effort saw scores of residents from the community and its immediate environs coming out for the event held under the theme ‘Health is Wealth’.The health fair featured education on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, blood pressure and sugar testing,Nike NFL Jerseys China, nutrition, blood drive, community service information and booths. Villagers sat under a huge yellow tent waiting to be seen by medical personnel (doctors and nurses) who were lending voluntarily service. They were recruited from the Ministry of Health and the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital.Pamela Mentore, Community Service Leader of the religious body for the past ten years,Cheap Jerseys Wholesale, told Kaieteur News that the aim of the health fair is to raise awareness of diseases and a healthy diet.“We decided to hold this health fair because we realize that people are not aware of diseases and their diets, and all that it entails to being healthy.”A section of the gathering at the Kaneville health fair.Persons who had their blood pressure tested were educated on this non-communicable disease. They were advised that blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of the blood vessels. Blood pressure rises and falls, but when it stays high and remains high overtime; it is called hypertension or high blood pressure.A Nutritionist from the Health Ministry was also on board. She educated visitors on the benefits of a healthy diet. The woman who did a brief presentation for the gathering advised persons that they should consume foods from each of the six food groups. The nutritionist explained that in order for our bodies to function properly we have to put good things inside. She said that food from the food groups should be taken in the right proportions.There was a table which had the foods on display. They were also posters that detailed different methods of preparing nutritious meals.According to her, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most persons skip it. She emphasized the benefits of having a healthy breakfast and gave tips on what this meal should consist. Persons suffering from high cholesterol were advised by the nutritionist to use less oil and margarine when cooking and to also avoid fatty foods like avocado (pear).A mini library which was set up by the Housing Health Education Services, attracted much attention since it contained books on various life topics. A representative from the organization, Kwame Goodluck, pointed out that food is life medicine.He added that having a healthy diet is not about going to fancy restaurants and buying the most expensive things on the market.“Simple diets are what matter”, he stressed.Also on display were books on depression, suicide, health and sex, medicinal plants and addiction.Free medications were also dispensed.Meanwhile, in observance of Guyana’s jubilee independence,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health hosted a mini-health fair on Saturday for the members of the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre (RCAC).The fair which aimed at bringing awareness to non-communicable diseases and mental health attracted about two dozen of the center’s members who were each tested for high blood pressure; non-communicable diseases are non-infectious or non-transmitted diseases.Director of Youth, Gillian Frank explained that the initiative behind the activity was to educate persons on the importance of being healthy and the need for them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Frank pointed out that majority of the children that were tested had no knowledge of blood pressure.Retired Nurse, Ms.Saygon who has been working part time at the center for a number of years, said that the Ruimveldt Child Aid Centre is a safe haven for children after school. The centre, she added, caters for children from ages five to 16 and currently has 60 registered members.According to Ms.Saygon,NFL Jerseys China, it is a charitable institution which enables and empowers children through positive self image, respect,Jerseys Cheap NFL, rights and responsibility.“Every Saturday a counselor would visit and do barbering, physical fitness and other activities with the boys. There is also a female counselor who visits twice weekly.”The children are also taught English, Mathematics and Music. They would regularly attend the Tina Insanely Foundation where they learn to play the guitar and steel pan.She added that the RCAC is dependent on donations from corporate organizations, public spirited citizens locally and abroad.The RCAC was registered in July 1991. Children attend the centre from Riverview and its immediate environs of Company Path (Yarrow Dam).
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