Liberia Diabetes Center begins free health assessment in Monrovia

Ms. Venessa Brown

The Liberia Diabetes Center located on front street in Monrovia is calling on Liberians to visit the center this Saturday as the center embarks on a campaign to provide free health assessment to Monrovia resident and its environs.

According to the campaign coordinator, Ms. Venessa Brown, the health assessment campaign scheduled for every Saturday at the Liberia Diabetes Center is intended to alert Liberians on the status of their health condition.

She said participants will have the opportunity to be evaluated for conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, oxygen saturation temperature, and heart function.  She further explained that the health evaluation which is non-invasive, is critical to human lives.

Venessa, with years of experience working as a nurse in Liberia, disclosed that the Liberia Diabetes Center health evaluation campaign will benefit many Liberians especially, for those that are unable to regularly visit hospitals or clinics in Monrovia due to the lack financial resources.

She told our reporter that diabetes which is an auto immune disease leads to many health complications if not caught early. She revealed that people with hyperglycemia are always at risk of heart disease, blindness, and amputation if the necessary preventive and manageable measures are not put in place.

She used the interview to admonished Liberians to take advantage of the diabetes center gesture, that is aimed at providing health evaluation of Monrovia residents.  She said the campaign which begins this Saturday commence at 9am and ends at 5pm every Saturday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.