West Kingston Power Partners stages health fair at Tivoli High School

Friday, August 17, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shanna-Kay Henry was among the scores of residents of Tivoli Gardens and its environs who turned out this morning at Tivoli High School for the free health services being offered at the West Kingston Power Partners' (WKPP) fourth annual health and wellness fair.

Henry, who brought her three-year-old son, sang praises to the organisers of the event, noting that although it was her first time attending, she was very pleased with the service.

"I'm feeling tremendously happy," she told OBSERVER ONLINE. "I came today to get my teeth cleaned, as well as my son's, and so far I like the whole procedure and its fast. So I would just like to say a big thank you to the organisers. Thank you very much. I am so happy."

The health and wellness fair, which is being hosted under the theme, "Live Healthy, Live Long", goes until 4:00 pm today and will see residents benefitting from services such as vision screening, HIV/AIDS tests, pap smear tests, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, and cholesterol tests.

Another resident, Maleen Gayle, whose 12-year-old daughter, Aeika Watson, will be attending Tivoli High in September, said she was also grateful to the organisers of the health fair as it has saved her on medical costs.

"For back-to-school she has to do a dental and it is free today so I just give thanks. Her medical just the same, I would have to go to the doctor and pay for medical and now it's free," she said, adding that she also brought her seven-year-old son, Rohan Watson, to get his teeth cleaned.

WKPP said it is committed to maintaining the health and sustainability of the community in which it is located and ensuring that residents of West Kingston have access to medical care and other vital services.

Residents at the health and wellness fair will also benefit from services offered by the National Health Fund; Diabetes Association of Jamaica; Jamaica Red Cross; Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency; Family Planning of Jamaica; Courts Optical; Registrar's General's Department; Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Victoria Mutual Building Society.

Cherries Wiles

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