United States Embassy hosts Family Health Fair
Guyana Chronicle
December 4, 2003

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THE United States Embassy yesterday successfully hosted a first-ever Family Health Fair under the theme, “Passport to Good Health”. Venue of the Fair was the compound of the Embassy Complex, Young Street, Kingston.

The activity saw 21 exhibitors showcasing a wide array of health and wellness products. Participants included: Centers for Disease Control (CDC); Colgate Palmolive; Da Silva’s Optical; Distribution Services Limited; Eureka Laboratory; Geddes Grant Limited; Georgetown Municipality; Guyana Cancer Society; Guyana Medical Laboratory; Ministry of Health; Kingston Physiotherapy Clinic; Lifeline Counselling Service and Linden Care Foundation.

Others were Ansa McCal Limited; Medicare Pharmacy; Methodist/Wesleyan Church; National AIDS Program Secretariat; Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO); Leslie Persaud, M.D; Professional Optical Services; PSI; St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital; St Stanislaus Dairy Farm Project; Tropimed; US Embassy TaeBo Club; Woodlands Hospital and Words Have Power Campaign -United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ambassador Bullen appears to be amused by the reaction of Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy, who is about to have his blood pressure tested.

United States Ambassador to Guyana Mr Roland Bullen made brief remarks before assisting his wife, Mrs. Hilda Cox Bullen in cutting a ceremonial ribbon to open the fair.

A brief message from the Ambassador contained on a programme, reminded the gathering that, “with all the challenges we face each day, it is important to remember that taking care of ourselves is a key to success in all we do.

“Also, that good health comes from practicing healthy habits every day, and that a nutritious well-balanced diet, plenty of exercise, positive thinking and positive health practices not only help each of us reach our potential, but also makes each of us a strong member of our community, the workforce and our nations.”

The Ambassador further implored those present that as role models for the youth in Guyana, to “ let your children and those of your colleagues and friends also learn healthy lifestyles from you”.