Since May 2016 Kigali city organised event called “Kigali Car free Day” which become event that occur twice a month in our city. Every first and third Sunday of the month has be designated as a day where city residents park their cars to engage in sports, meet their neighbours whilst they protect the environment because of reduced car emissions. It is also aim to promote healthy lifestyle for the residents of Kigali, the City authorities have introduced mass sports and exercises, to encourage people to walk, jog as well as ride bicycles..
HPR was invited by RBC-NCD division in the activity of today’s car free day as it one the organization with burning passion of health promotion. We started with mass sport.
We made awareness of breast cancer” early detection is key for a successful breast cancer treatment” and we also give counseling for people who showed some mass in the breast and prepare them for the palliative care. In addition we did awareness and screening of NCDs as it was the mass sport day. H.E president and minister of health were present in the event as well.
The population was really interested at knowing how to perform self breast examination and how their health is concerning NCDs in general. Which is the major step for eradication of these NCDs.
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