Ministry in lifestyle diseases awareness walk

Dozens of persons including supporters from PAHO and the University of Guyana, on Saturday joined the Ministry of Health and its Wellness Warriors on a health walk to heighten awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

According to a report from the Govern-ment Information Agency (GINA), the group walked from Fifth Street, Cummings Lodge to the university’s Turkeyen campus. UG Registrar Vincent Alexander said that the ministry has been raising awareness about lifestyle diseases for some time and urged the public to find out the causes and pay keen attention to their diets in order to prevent disease. “Work needs to be done to make the society conscious of adopting a healthy life style to deal with issues of obesity, high alcohol consumption levels, smoking etc,” he said.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran said the university will have the opportunity to shine in the strategic …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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