PRESS RELEASE: As part of Pfizer’s disease awareness campaign on heart diseases and keeping up with the Cardiovascular Screening Project, Pfizer is supporting some community screenings to promote healthy hearts and increase awareness on cardiovascular diseases.
“We partner with religious organizations, NGOs, pharmacies, and other healthcare institutions to provide free CV screenings and medical education. To date, the project has reached more than 15,000 at-risk people across the country” said Margaret Olele, Director Corporate Affairs.
World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place to spread awareness about heart diseases and stroke prevention. The aim is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes, and promote education about ways to be good to your heart.
Today, the good news is that some of the premature deaths from CVDs can be avoided if these main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol are controlled.
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