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Health Fair

i Jul 20th No Comments by

On Saturday, July 19th the project team participated in a health fair organized by Barry University and the Ministry of Health.  This event took place in Munich at the Tuileries Pentecostal Church. The fair ran from 10:00-2:00.  This church was located at the top of a hill that provided a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Grenville.

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The height and weight, blood pressure, and glucose were recorded for every local person who came in and registered. Women, who chose to do so, were able to receive a breast exam.  An education table was also available, where the results of these tests were interpreted and additional information on a range of topics–such as healthy diet, prostate cancer, and high blood pressure–could be obtained.  The men were also encouraged to go to a local clinic in the near future to have a prostate exam.

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Approximately twenty five persons came to be tested.  The fair was well organized and ran very smoothly.  Members of the church provided lunch for the health fair workers.  In general, the local persons seemed to like the event and even expressed the hope that these fairs would be held in the future.

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