World Health Day: the government of San Luis carries out activities throughout the province to raise awareness

Walks, recreation stations, promotion of healthy eating, physical exercise and even dancing will be some of the actions that will be carried out in different parts of the provincial territory. The date was chosen in commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.

Every April 7, health establishments around the world step up prevention and overall health promotion actions, to raise public awareness of the various problems. Within this framework, the Government of San Luis, through the Ministry of Health, will develop different activities.

The Primary Health Care Program of the Department of Pueyrredón, has unified the commemoration of World Day of Physical Activity and World Health Day and will perform on Friday 8, starting at 9:00 a.m., at Parque de las Naciones , a routine that will include a march, group dynamics with music, recreation stations and a closing dance. These actions will be accompanied by the Provincial Parks Program of the Secretariat of Tourism and the Secretariat of Sports. In addition, a health station will be set up where blood pressure, weight and height, the Frindisk test and cardiovascular risk without cholesterol will be taken.

This Friday 8, but in Villa Mercedes and under the organization of the Primary Health Care Program of the Department of Pedernera and the Prevention and Health Promotion Service, 8 posts will be installed at strategic points in the city.

Activities will consist of: promotion of healthy eating and physical exercise, weight/height and body mass index will be recorded. Screening and Findrisk of chronic non-communicable diseases (HTN – DBT – Cardiovascular); Vital signs -Taking of BP-; Vaccination COVID-19, Double Viral, Double Adults and Hepatitis B; Counseling on sexually transmitted diseases and voluntary rapid HIV testing and delivery of condoms.

While, within the province, several health centers have scheduled activities for tomorrow, Thursday, April 7:

In Santa Rosa del Conlara, the call will take place in Plaza Pringles starting at 10:30 a.m., where a walk will take place and there will be a healthy stand.

In Tilisarao, San Francisco and Luján there will be a large health fair, while in Fraga professionals will visit two schools, one in Eleodoro Lobos and the other in Liborio Luna.

A first aid course will take place at the “René Favaloro” hospital in El Trapiche, and the CAPS of San Jerónimo has organized a march starting at 3:00 p.m. which will end with a Zumba class.

In the CAPS of La Calera there will be recreational activities for HIV prevention and testing, from 10 to 12 hours. At CAPS Nogolí, a lecture will be given on mental health care awareness; Prevention and promotion and a vaccination post. It will be from 10:00 a.m. in Plaza Juan W. Gez.

At CAPS Concarán they will carry out a tackless cooking workshop starting at 10:30 a.m. at the health center.

This year, the motto is “Our planet, our health”

Each year, a theme is chosen for this date which highlights an area of ​​priority interest for WHO. Amid a pandemic, a polluted planet and a growing incidence of disease, the theme for World Health Day 2022 is “Our Planet, Our Health”, to draw global attention to the interdependence between the planet’s ecosystems and our health. .

The health of our planet is threatened by a triple crisis linked to human health: climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution. Protecting people’s health requires transformative action across all sectors, including energy, transport, nature, food systems and finance.

To know the details of the activities:

World Health Day Activities

Note and photos: Press Ministry of Health.

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