Griffith: BFPA needs to boost outreach

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George Griffith, centre, having a chat during the health fair.

Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) George Griffith is making a case for services offered by the non-profit organisation to be extended in order to reach more people.

Griffith says the society is changing and the association must adapt to meet the demand.

There are people who, at one point, were not accessible but who would be available at another time. Children are coming of age and even though you might have the information, you have to reinforce that over time, so it is a continuous process,” he told Barbados TODAY as the association held a Health Fair in Heroes Square, the City, today.

During the activity, information was provided on sexual and reproductive health, and health and nutrition, while one of the BFPA’s partners – the Barbados Red Cross Society – provided information on CPR.

Additionally, blood pressure and blood sugar checks were conducted as well as cholesterol and Rapid PSA tests.

Griffith said two open days would be hosted next week at the BFPA’s Bay Street office.

One day will deal specifically with Women’s services and the other day will deal specifically with the Men’s services,” he said.

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