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FRIEND World Health Day Celebrations

More than two hundred people are expected to attend the World Health Day celebrations organized by the Foundation for Rural Enterprise N Development (FRIEND) at the Gujrati Grounds in Ba on Saturday (24/03/12).

Participants from four villagers namely Natalecake, Natunuku, Vadravadra, Sasa, members of the Ba Senior Citizens Home and other members of the public are all expected to join the fun-filled programme.

Programme coordinator and FRIEND’s PRISM Medical Team member Sili Mocelutu says a good turn-out is expected given the greater awareness on Health issues.
“We have been conducting regular medical out-reach programs in villagers and remote areas in the western division. The public are also being informed on the importance of eating healthy and regular exercise and the response has been encouraging as people know the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle,” said Mocelutu.

The program commences at 5am with registration and participants begin walking from their respective villager’s to the Ba Gujrati grounds at 6am.
“We have planned a lot of fun activities on the day. There are also several guest speakers who will talk on the importance of proper diets and nutrition, regular physical exercise and NCD’s,” said Mocelutu.
We invite members of the media to be part of this program.World Health Day THEME: Ageing and Health – “Good health adds life to years”. The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor – no matter where we live.

Date: 24th March, 2012


Gujrati Ground, Ba

Tentative Programme

5am - Registration

6am - Morning walk start

7am - All morning walk final destination back at Gujrati ground

Warm up/ Stretches/ Warm down 7.30am - Breakfast

8am - Welcoming address/ Overview of the program

8.15am - Speaker 1- Physical Activity, Pretika Maria (FRIEND medical team)

8.35am - Item from a community

9 am - Speaker 2 – Nutrition (Talica Marama- FRIEND medical team)

9.25am - Item from the community

9.45 am - Speaker 3 - Communicable disease (SDMO Ba)

10.15am - Item from community

10.20am - FRIEND Founder/ Director (Ms Sashi Kiran)

10.45am - Item from the community

10.55am - PRISM Health Initiative (Sili- FRIEND medical team)

11.20am - Fun Activities 3 legged races Sack race Egg and SpoonTug of war

12.20 am - Light lunch

12.50 pm - Vote of thanks/ End of Program

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.


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