School of Pharmacy-Pfizer Health Screening 2016

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Taylor’s University School of Pharmacy in collaboration with Pfizer Malaysia organised a public health campaign to improve awareness and understanding on general health among the PPR Sri Pantai community. The main objectives was to extend positive impact to the community regarding the importance of health care by monitoring their basic health like Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in the socioeconomically challenged community. Other than that, there were also tonometry and bone density check, lung spirometry and smoking cessation counseling, breast examination for women, and deworming and de-licing for children.

During the half day event, the students were able to have better understanding on general health screening procedures by practice. They also learned how to engage with, and educate the public on primary health screening with the assistance from their lecturers and certified pharmacists from Pfizer.

According to a year 4 student, Ho Ka Mun, the event was a success: “People may be aware of the importance of general health now, however, being aware it’s not enough. It is important to also educate them on how to prevent and minimize the rate of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, which are very common in the society.”

Aside from creating awareness, it was important to educate the residents on how to prevent and minimise the rate of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, which are very common in the society.

During the half-day event, the students were able to have better understanding on general health screening procedures through practice. They also learned how to engage with, and educate, the public on primary health screening with assistance from their lecturers and certified pharmacists from Pfizer.

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June 4, 2017

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