As part of its national program “The development a health education network” APSA offered free screening to the public at the Social Welfare Centre in Roche-Bois on Friday 11 March 2011, with the support of Apollo Bramwell Hospital and coverage by Radio One.
Throughout the day, the inhabitants of Roche-Bois and the surrounding areas had the opportunity of benefiting from a free health assessment. Each visiter was offered a complete check up including taking their blood pressure, measuring their waist circumference, calculating their BMI (body mass index) and checking their blood sugar levels. The APSA team offered a listening ear and advice to the visitors at each point, providing the people of Roche-Bois with all-round care in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
369 people were screened between 8h30 and 16h30. The screening is part of a larger global program continuing throughout the year targeting 5 regions in the island, and run in conjunction with the American Embassy and various private Mauritian companies (Moulin de Concorde, Check-In Travel, Natec Medical).