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Diabetes month culminates in Saint Lucia with ‘All Things Diabetes Health Fair’

Diabetes Health Fair commenced with a grand opening ceremony, that included speeches, entertaining performances, awareness sessions, workshops and various other activities.

Thursday, 7th December 2023

Visitors posing for a photo with the frame
Saint Lucia: The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs of Saint Lucia observed Diabetes Awareness Month that culminated on November 28, 2023. The Diabetes month was ended with “All Things Diabetes Health Fair” at the Constitution Park.

The theme of the event was ‘Know Your Risk, Know Your Response’. It was organised in collaboration with the St Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association and the Taiwan ICDF through the Taiwan Technical Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Metabolic Non-Communicable Diseases.

As per the information, the Diabetes Health Fair commenced with a grand opening ceremony, that included speeches, entertaining performances, awareness sessions, workshops and various other activities. The Grand Health Fair featured official delegates who delivered speeches. The honourable officials were Minister of Health – Moses Baptiste, President of the St Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association – Kedhma Dorh and the representative for the Ambassador for Taiwan.

The ceremony was concluded with the closing remarks by the Senior Medical Officer for Non-Communicable Diseases.

The health fair also included live entertainment performances that added zeal and enthusiasm among the audience present there. The incredible performance was presented by Groovy Monarch Arthur. A marvellous performance was given by Barbara Cadet who is a well-known saxophonist and by Yannick James who is an amazing violinist.

As per the sources, the Diabetes month was observed by including numerous activities. Information booths were placed to make people aware about what diabetes is.

Demonstrations were given to the local public through which it was explained that how they can detect that they are suffering from diabetes through the symptoms.

Notably, screenings were arranged and various games were played to make the activities more fun-filled. Giveaways and prizes were also extended to the attendees and the winners.

Patrons present at the fair were encouraged to get regular testing and keep a continuous check on their risk factors as it pertains to the prevention and control diabetes.