Screen_Shot_2014-10-29_at_8.02.23_PMToday Community Health Workers from Corozal Town hosted a mini health fair with the objective of educating and providing medical assistance to those who are facing financial problems and are unable to visit the hospital or much less a private clinic.

Elda Sutherland – Community Health Worker.

“Today we are having a health fair, this health fair, the Corozal District is divided into Catchment areas so we are in the Corozal Catchment area which is Corozal town, we have San Andres, we have San Antonio, we have Santa Rita and we have Paraiso so all of us health workers get together because we are in this program of Mesoamerica and we are doing health awareness in the community so by doing this we invite all the community in our areas to come out and we have this educational program for the morning.”

Some of the medical services offered today included glucose and blood pressure checkup and free consultations with doctors.

Elda Sutherland - Community Health Worker.

“We have the public health nurse, we have Vector Control, we have the HECOPAB educator who is talking about the nutrition, we have a doctor here, Dr. Gilharry is here, we have Dr. Grinage and she is talking about cancer which this month is cancer awareness month so she spoke about breast cancer and survivor cancer.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“So after this they do their glucose check?”

Elda Sutherland - Community Health Worker.

“Yeah, we do our glucose checks, we do our blood pressure checks, we do our weight, we do the height.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“And then if there is need of further medication or further consultation.”

Elda Sutherland - Community Health Worker.

“That is the reason why we have a doctor here, if a patient comes here with a high glucose we take her to the Doctor and the Doctor prescribes and that is free of cost, all what is going on here is free of cost and we are grateful with the Pastor of this Iglesia Apostolica De La Fe En Cristo Jesus and he is like sponsoring the food and all the other community health workers in the area we work as a team.”

The health fair is also scheduled to take place in the village of San Andres sometime next month.

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