Good health and wellbeing is a crucial part of achieving UNSDG #11, which strives to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. This and other sustainable development goals like #3 or ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’ came to fruition on July 9, 2021, when JPPC made it possible for 150 Eastern Kingston residents to benefit from complementary health care services and prescription drugs.
Observing all COVID-19 protocols, a team of seven nurses and fifteen volunteers ensured that residents, including the elderly and young children, received proper screening/vitality checks before consulting with one of twelve doctors on the day. Our pharmacy partner, Dick Kinkade, located on Harbour Street, Down Town, filled all prescriptions over a week.
Doctors confirmed that most residents suffered from lifestyle diseases such as high blood sugar and pressure due to a lack of consistency with taking their prescribed medication and conducting regular checks. However, the residents were most grateful for the services offered at the fair and commended the team for the excellent work implemented in the community.