The Kamra ta’ l-Ispizjara ta’ Malta would like to invite you to participate in a health awareness campaign on the occasion of World Diabetes Day which is celebrated internationally on the 14th November 2013. This campaign is being organized in collaboration with the Malta Pharmaceutical Students Association (MPSA) and the support of the Malta Diabetes Association (MDA).
This event is running for the second year. There are just over 100 participating pharmacies in different localities in Malta and Gozo. A full list may be viewed by going to “Campaigns – Participating Pharmacies” drop down menu on this website. The pharmacists will be offering blood glucose monitoring service and advice re the prevention of diabetes against a donation of 2 euros. The beneficiary of the proceeds is CARITAS MALTA.
The above is the campaign poster which will be displayed outside and inside the participating pharmacies. There is also a helpline and a Facebook page from where the general public may obtain further information.
An evening lecture for pharmacists will be held on Monday 28th October in the evening so that they may be kept updated of the very latest developments in diabetes prevention. Prof. Stephen Fava, Chairman, Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Mater Dei Hospital will be addressing the pharmacists.
We would like to call upon the general public to actively participate by taking the test in any of the participating community pharmacies. This is a health check with a good cause behind it!
Why CARITAS MALTA?
This year we will be supporting CARITAS because we strongly believe that a lot of work which goes unnoticed is done. A lot of social problems are tackled and a great deal of support is given to families from all walks of life.
During the press conference which launched the CARITAS TRAIL last month Mgr. Victor Grech said in spite of the level of State social services, demand for Caritas assistance was on the increase. Last year alone they witnessed a 7% increase in need for help over the previous year. The priority of the management of Caritas was to keep it’s doors open, as it was not right that people in need would not be able to seek assistance because they had to pay.