Saturday 28th November 2020 AUIS students, faculty, and staff participated in the Independence Health and Fitness Fiesta at the Evening Light Pentecostal Church, Arch Hall St. Thomas, Barbados. This event aimed to promote awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing and managing non-communicable diseases. This event was open to all members of the Barbados population. The event was organized by the Red Cross of Barbados. Along with the Red Cross and AUIS team, the representatives of the Diabetes Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Support Services, The Kairos Medical Clinic & Lifestyle center participated in the event.
AUIS students helped complete health surveys, measured blood pressure, BMI, and blood oxygen saturation to thirty-seven event visitors. In the afternoon segment of the event from 1 to 5 pm, trained professionals provided presentations related to foot care, skin care, meditation, stress management strategies, and physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Photos: AUIS team (BSc student S’Ade Williams, MD students Lucidity Obushi and Martha Mbah, Julia Williams and Daniel Taylor) under the guidance of PDS Professor Dr. Maria Villagomez MD Ph.D. consulting visitors and measuring blood pressure and BMI.