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Hanover Health Fair gets under way tomorrow

Published:Saturday | May 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

The Annual Hanover Health Fair will get under way tomorrow morning with a health symposium at the Tryall Club in Sandy Bay.

The weeklong event is being staged by the Hopewell Chapter of Jaycees International, in association with the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell, Hanover Charities, and the Caribbean Health Outreach Inc medical mission.

Tomorrow's health symposium will be followed by a cocktail and opening ceremony at 5 p.m., at the same venue.

On Monday, there will be a medical clinic at the Jericho United Church, while a dental team will be on location at the Lucea Health Centre. There will also be education sessions on sexually transmitted infections at the Merlene Ottey and Hopewell high schools.

On Tuesday, the venue changes to Nyrere Health Centre and the Hopewell Christian Deliverance Centre Basic School for an education session. While, on Wednesday, there will be a medical clinic at the Dias Health Centre.

TWO CLINICS

On Thursday, there will be two medical clinics, at Askenish and Lucea health centres, as well as an education session on sexually transmitted infections at the Rusea's High School. The programme will come to a close on Friday with an awards ceremony.

The mission is the largest annual health exposition in Hanover. On several occasions, the project has been extended to the parish of St James, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, and also to Trelawny.

During the fairs, free check-ups will be conducted for diabetes and hypertension, as well as vision screenings and prostate and ECG (electrocardiogram) examinations.

Caribbean Health Outreach is a non-profit volunteer organisation comprising professionals and para-professionals in the fields of health and education. It was founded by current president, Registered Nurse Hope Miller-Bodden. Based in Los Angeles, California, the focus of the organisation is to promote health awareness through education and preventative health. Members of the mission have been coming to Jamaica for the past 11 years.