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The Students of American University St Vincent had the privilege to work along with the St Vincent & the Grenadines Health Department, in carrying out the 2015 Health and Kidney Screening Fair. The students were all assembled at the Girls High School where they learnt and conducted health checks and other surveys on over 400 persons. In addition, these student got the first hand experience in being educated on hypertension and diabetes but most and importantly kidney screening.
Some of the procedures that were carried out are: Testing persons for high blood pressure, diabetes, and body mass index (whether an individual has a normal weight for his or her age and height or if they are overweight) and testing of kidneys (using urine and blood samples).
The turn-out at the health fair was great, the continuous flow of the Vincentian public who expressed interest in being a part of it. The students greatly cherished every moment they had whether it was interacting with the patients or testing, they have heighten their knowledge and sharpening up their clinical skills.