Health check

Marilyn Marston and Shireen Rhoda get their glucose levels tested by Elisha Gabbah and Eugenie Kamanumugisha.

Members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Retreat, in collaboration with the Department of Social Development, offered free health screenings at the Retreat civic centre, on Wednesday August 9 as part of a health awareness campaign. Residents from the neighbouring areas could attend the expo and have, among other things, their blood pressure, glucose levels and BMI checked. The church runs the initiative every couple of months to give medical access and advice to people who can’t afford to go to private doctors and who don’t have access to medical assistance.