First NS Area Health Awareness Campaign 2009

Prepared by Chen Yun Jin

The First NS Area successfully organised a Health Awareness Campaign on 8th and 9th of August 2009 at Seremban Parade. The event organised for the first time by the Training Wing of First NS Area aims to raise public awareness of the unique health concerns, as well as the very real health disparities, among the communities. Another aim of the campaign is to put in preventive measure to protect the safety and health of the visitors which is especially poignant at a time like this where the news of the H1N1 flu is all over the media.

The campaign was participated by 10 exhibitors comprising of government departments, non-government organisation & private companies. All the 10 exhibitors – National Kidney Foundation, Family Planning Association, National Transplant Resource Centre, NSDK Health Council, National Cancer Society, National Cancer Council (Makna), Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), Best Contact Sdn. Bhd., Fonterra Brands Sdn. Bhd. and StemTech International Sdn. Bhd. displayed counter information, distributed informational materials and provided health care services to the public.

The opening ceremony started off at 11.30 am with the arrival of the honored guest, YBhg Dato Goh Siow Huat, State Commander SJAM NSDK. YBhg Dato Goh in his speech thanked the organisers for organising the Health Awareness Campaign. He explained that such campaign is important to create awareness and consciousness of various health issues, as well to enable all visitors to gain more information and share ideas in enhancing a better quality of life of the citizens. Also present were YBhg. Dato Loh Kim Heong Deputy State Commander SJAM NS, Mr. Philip Chew Area Commander First NS Area, Dr. Mahadevan Area Commander Second NS Area, State Staff Officers and Area Staff Officers.

The two days awareness campaign was attended by more than 200 visitors from various backgrounds. Among the activities include distribution of leaflets, health check-up and organ registration counter. Visitors were given the opportunity to undergo health checks such as measurement of blood pressure, urine tests and blood sugar. The health check service was provided by the National Kidney Foundation. About 150 participants were screened. Anlene on the other hand provided free bone health checks.

The Health Awareness Campaign also features interesting talks by invited guest speakers. Puan Mastari Mohamad a Senior Dietitian from the Dietetics & Food Services Department Institut Jantung Negara presented a talk on “Healthy Diet”. Besides that, a volunteer from the National Kidney Foundation also presented a talk on “Kidney Disease: Common, Harmful but Treatable”.

In addition, shoppers were also taught the basics of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR demonstration was held during the campaign was to encourage more Malaysians to realize the importance of First Aid.

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support & to our exhibitors for their immense cooperation & patience. Thank you to all our well-wishers who have in one way or another contributed towards the success of the First NS Area Health Awareness Campaign.

For the Service of Mankind

Health Scan by National Kidney Foundation   Anlene FREE Bone Check Services
Puan Mastari Mohamad a Senior Dietitian from the Dietetics & Food Services Dept Institut Jantung Negara presenting a talk on Healthy Diet    
In Collaboration with:    
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