Sehat Saath-Saath: Panjabis and non-communicable diseases  (NCDs). What’s the connection?

The one-day event, organised by UCSI University students at Subang gurdwara on March 28, will discuss the battle against NCDs like diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia


By Asia Samachar | Malaysia |

In Malaysia, non-communicable diseases  (NCDs) contribute to 73% of all deaths, with diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia on the rise.

Studies have shown that Panjabis exhibit a heightened prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes risk factors compared to other ethnic groups, with an alarmingly high prevalence of hypertension of as high as 40%.

Are you aware? What preventive measures can we take?

You may want to attend this one-day event at Gurdwara Sahib Subang on March 28, 2024 (Thursday), a public holiday in Malaysia.

The event — titled Sehat Saath-Saath which means “health together” in the Panjabi language – aims to foster a healthier Malaysian Panjabi community by increasing their awareness of NCDs and educating them on preventive measures.

Organised by students of the Bachelor’s in Nutrition in Wellness of UCSI University, the event intends to raise awareness of diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia among the Punjabi community; as well as equip the community with skills to prevent diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.

Participants can join a health screening (10am to 1pm) that will asses body weight, height, waist circumference; body composition, blood glucose, blood pressure and blood cholesterol.

There will be an exhibition and interactive booths on diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

Sehat Saath-Saath will also present bhangra aerobic fitness session between 3pm to 4pm.

From 4pm to 6pm, join a cooking demonstration on ways to prepare chole chaat and panjiri in a healthier manner.

Asia Samachar is a media partner of the event.

For more details, call Xin Ying (012-7272688) or Brandon Ho (012-5419280) or click here.


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