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World Health Day 2024: Putting Health in Your Hands with “My Health, My Right”

Health Care 10 Apr, 2024 Follow News

World Health Day 2024: Putting Health in Your Hands with “My Health, My Right”

In observance of World Health Day, the Public Health Department announces its commitment to promoting basic accessible healthcare with the theme “My Health, My Right.” In collaboration with local supermarkets, the department is offering complimentary health screenings for blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure checks. This initiative aims to empower individuals to take control of their health and make informed decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

On 6 and 13 April, individuals can visit participating supermarkets during designated hours to receive complimentary health screenings conducted by qualified healthcare professionals. These screenings are essential for early detection of potential health issues and can help individuals better understand their overall health status. Additionally, the corresponding health checks will be available Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April, at all district health centres from 9 am to 12 noon.

“Access to basic health screenings is a fundamental right for everyone,” said Dr Samuel Williams Rodriguez, Director of Primary Healthcare Services, at the Health Services Authority (HSA). “Through the ‘My Health, My Right’ initiative, we aim to break down barriers to healthcare access and promote preventive health measures within our community.”

The screenings will cover vital health metrics, including blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, providing participants with valuable insights into their cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Participants will also receive personalized recommendations and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“We believe that by making health screenings accessible in familiar community settings such as supermarkets and the district health centres, we can encourage more people to prioritize their health and well-being,” added Dr Samuel Williams Rodriguez.

The “My Health, My Right” initiative underscores the Public Health Department’s commitment to promoting health equity and empowering individuals to advocate for their own health needs. By offering these screenings free of charge, Public Health aims to bridge gaps in basic healthcare access.

For more information about participating supermarkets and screening schedules, please visit hsa.ky website or contact Sarah Frederick at 244-2889.

Side Bar:

Taking control of your health is a fundamental right. By participating in health screenings, individuals can:

• Identify potential health risks early.

• Receive personalized health recommendations.

• Access resources for improving overall well-being.

About World Health Day:

World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7th to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to raise awareness about global health issues. Each year, a specific theme is chosen to highlight priority areas for public health action.

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