In a bid to heighten awareness on the importance for individuals to prioritise preventive healthcare, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) organised its first-ever health and wellness roadshow at Sunway Big Box Retail Park, Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru, on 13 May 2023. Headed by Mr. Puvintharan Chandramohanan, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of NUMed, the event reflects the university’s commitment to upholding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards by promoting health and wellness and offering complimentary health services to the local communities.
The roadshow kicked off with a light physical activity before it was officiated by Dr. Haidar Rizal bin Toha, the District Health Officer from the Johor State Health Department.
During the event, booths were set up to provide complimentary health services such as blood pressure check-ups, blood glucose check-ups, and Body Mass Index (BMI) checks, as well as a first aid station. These stations allowed the public to understand their current health condition and check for any early signs of health issues so that they can take the necessary preventive steps or seek proper treatment to keep serious diseases at bay. By learning about the risks that they might be facing, the public can be prompted to maintain a healthy lifestyle by way of diet and/or exercising regularly. These health check-up stations were manned by NUMed’s Year 1 and 5 students, and overseen by a staff member.
There were also booths by AIA, Anytime Fitness, and CrossFit, which promoted their health and wellness programmes and products.
A total of six insightful talks were given throughout the duration of the roadshow, providing in-depth information on health and lifestyle-related topics such as “Parenting: Expert or Express?” and “The Fast & The Furious Brain” as the concluding talk of the evening.
Overall, the event succeeded in attracting a crowd of close to 100 people seeking to learn more about health concerns and issues that are commonly on top of Malaysians’ minds such as diabetes, hypertension, best practices on parenting, brain functions, and how to cope with extreme heat that Malaysia is currently experiencing. Equally important is that the roadshow served as an invaluable platform for NUMed’s students to engage with communities while honing their clinical and soft skills, which is in line with the university’s commitment to providing a good balance of theoretical and practical knowledge to ensure the holistic development of its students.
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