Thursday, September 16, 2021

Women need to be proactive with their health, Zvishavane Lion’s Club says

…many dying of cancer, diabetes
due to lack of information

Darlington Kanyongo

ZVISHAVANE – Several members of the Lions Club on October 20
stationed themselves at Pote Central open ground to educate people on how to
fight the spread of cervical and breast cancers.
They shared information with
members of the public on the need for constant screening and blood tests for
early detection of such medical conditions as diabetes.
Lions Club president, Chengetai
Phiri told TellZim News that he had observed that a number of people did not
know their diabetes status as they gave little regard to that.
“We are doing this diabetes
testing for free and women are being given information on some types of cancer
which have claimed many lives. We have realised that people in urban areas
rarely visit the hospital for such services as they are always busy with other
things,” he said.
One of the beneficiary of the
outreach programme was Lisa Mabena who thanked the club for helping her
understand the importance of being pro-active with the health of her body.
“I wasn’t aware that not
getting screened for cancer is directing putting yourself on the line. I am
very grateful for the free services I received here,” she said.
Some 110 people got their blood
glucose level tested while 64 women received information on the importance of
getting breast and cervical cancer screening.
A one-year-old baby also got her
blood glucose level tested, while eight adults were referred to Zvishavane
District Hospital after being found to be diabetic.
Lion’s Club chairperson, Martin
Muserere thanked Nyaradzo Funeral Services for helping them with tents and Zvishavane
District Hospital for providing them with two nurses and three lab technicians
for the exercise.

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