Grenada Diabetes Association & Health Ministry strengthens partnership

By Caribbean Medical News Staff
The Ministry of Health and the Grenada Diabetes Association continue to strengthen their relationship by pooling their resources in order to promote good health and wellness among the population. One of the latest examples of the partnership was in the form of a donation of ten portable blood pressure monitors, to help people monitor and control their blood pressure.
The monitors, which were sponsored by the Mathias Foundation in Miami, Florida, would be placed at health facilities throughout the St. David’s Health District.
President of the Grenada Diabetes Association Mrs. Roslyn Alexis said apart from the blood pressure monitors, the donors had also sponsored several blood sugar monitors and strips for the (GDA’s) members.
Commenting on the initiative the Ministry’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Mitchell said it is evident that the private public partnership advocated by the Ministry has far reaching effects. He stated that having the equipment is an important aspect of chronic diseases management, but stressed that machines alone cannot do it.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Javan Williams said, there has and continue to be numerous successful operations, meaningful donations and the dedication and commitment of workers who go beyond the call of duty under challenging circumstances to deliver quality healthcare for the people of Grenada.

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