Yaounde: Over 200 Persons Benefit Free Diabetes/Hypertension Screening, Counselling

Over two hundred persons in Yaounde have benefited from free diabetes/hypertension screening and sensitization organised by Nkumu Fed Fed.

People cue for screening

The screening exercise was made public for all inhabitants of Yaounde. The President General of Nkumu Fed Fed, Eunice Tita expressed her satisfaction with the turn out. "The overall turnout is above expectations. Since its a working day we thought people will not show up however to our surprise, we had triple the number. We are happy we have partners here who are ready to take over from where we stopped."

President Eunice Tita speaking to the press

The Health Chair for Nkumu Fed Fed, Dr Fohtung Helen explains the importance of screening for these diseases. “It is important for people to turn up for screening programs especially for diabetes or hypertension. This is because a lot of people are living with these diseases but are not aware neither do they know dangers involved."

Fed Fed Germany President (in t-shirt) addressing patients worry

Present during the program were representatives of the Nutrition Department of Yaounde Central Hospital who counseled the population on how to eat and live healthy. They urged people to eat more of vegetables than carbohydrates, reduce intake of salt and maggi, use recommended vegetable oil such as soya bean oil. They equally insisted that people should fry less and boil more while cooking, drink lots of water and increase physical exercises, amongst other healthy habits to avoid diabetes and hypertension.

The free screening that started at about 6:30am at Presbyterian Church Bastos is sponsored by Fed Fed Germany with Emmencia Ashu as President.

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