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Free health checks provided for over 100 children

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More than one hundred children received free health checks as part of the annual

Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown Paediatric Village. This initiative is the

brainchild of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown’s, Director of Service Projects, Dr.

Jenelle Allen.

The Metropolitan University College of Medicine in St. John’s offered its air-

conditioned premises to facilitate the day’s activities. The classrooms were turned

into examination rooms and provided comfort and easy access for the attendees,

including children, guardians, sponsors, and medical professionals.  Doctors,

dentists, optometrists, and nurses volunteered their time to attend to over 100

children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. The children received full

physical health checks. Eye and dental examinations and nutritional advice were

provided for them and their guardians.

According to the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS), several corporate

entities also played their part and contributed immensely to the event’s success.

Leading the way, educating the public and sampling their goods and services were

ACB Caribbean, A.S. Bryden, Frank B. Armstrong, Courts Optical, Car Zone,

Anjo Wholesale, Subway Antigua, Paradise Vision Centre, and Happy Teeth.

Dr. Allen remarked at the end of the busy day, We had a great turnout, and we

will ride the momentum and successes achieved to expand the event next year. We

plan to invite more partners to join us with this initiative. It is time for us to

actively invest in the care of our youth and work together as a community to ensure

they are in good health.

Dr. Allen thanked all stakeholders who contributed to making the 2023 edition of

the Paediatric Village a successful event.

RCAS plans to introduce an additional annual Paediatric Village in March 2024 for

older youth, ranging between 13-17 years and will share details with the public and

corporate Antigua & Barbuda on how they can lend support in the coming months.

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