Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos partnered with Livinghealth International, a leading Health Solutions and Consulting firm to hold a Wellness and Screening Program for the school’s staff members in a bid to promote the health of staff.
The exercise, which took place at the school premises in Yaba, Lagos, screened over 200 teaching and non-teaching staff members of the school offering insights into their health status and guidance on how to improve their well-being. The screening exercise included a range of health assessments such as Hepatitis B Screening, Blood Pressure, Weight, Height, Body Mass Index, and Random Blood Sugar.
Chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, pose a significant and growing global health challenge. These conditions, characterized by long-term and often irreversible health implications, have reached epidemic proportions, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. The prevalence of hypertension and diabetes is fueled by sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy dietary habits, and an aging population.
The insidious nature of these diseases often leads to late-stage diagnoses, resulting in severe complications and increased healthcare costs. To combat this scourge, proactive measures such as regular screening and enhanced health literacy are crucial. Early detection through screenings allows for timely intervention, preventing or mitigating the progression of these diseases.
Mrs Oyindamola Obabori, the Director/Principal of Queen’s College, in her remarks said “The health of our staff is of utmost importance to us. We aim to ensure the well-being of our employees and create a healthier and more productive working environment. We are very happy to have Livinghealth International as our partner in this regard and we hope to continue this collaboration in the future.”
The CEO of Livinghealth International, Dr. Gbenga Adebayo, said that the exercise was in line with the organization’s vision to enhance the health of individuals and organizations through innovative and holistic solutions. In his training for the staff, he highlighted the importance of taking responsibility for one’s health. He shared important tips to promoting ones health covering nutrition, adequate hydration, wholesome relationships and health checks.
He further said, “We are delighted to work with Queen’s College on this important initiative. We believe that health is the underlying assumption for all plans and achievements. We commend the management of Queen’s College for taking proactive steps towards the well-being of its staff.”
Members of staff who participated in the exercise expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to check their health status and learn more about how to prevent and manage common health issues.