On Sunday, July 22, 2018, our team participated in the monthly Car Free Day organized by Bugesera District, in Nyamata. We performed various medical tests for free. The checkups included the habitual Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure for all the willing participants, plus blood glucose screening for the participants aged 25 and above.
The BMI screening helps people to know whether they are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The blood pressure provides information about the heart health situation. The blood glucose screening makes people be aware of the sugar concentration in their blood, and so, it helps to be aware of their diabetes risk.
More than that, we provided the participants with personalized health education for them to know what strategies to use to keep themselves healthy.
During this event, we screened 82 people, and we provided them with health education according to the results of the checkups.