MOPH partners with Petra for ExxonMobil U-14 football

- Students to be edified on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

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The ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 Schools Football championship has gained the support of the Ministry of Public Health, whose focus during the coming weeks would be to educate pupils on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in an effort to help with further prevention.

Thirty-two (32) teams are set to participate in the second edition of the tournament, which gives the Ministry a perfect opportunity to edify the young generation about a healthy life, according to Dr. Kavita Singh, Director of the Chronic Disease Unit.

Singh contended that this generation is not active as ones before and that can lead to hypertension, diabetes and obesity among other diseases.

From a policy level, the Ministry of Public Health is most please to join in the support, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary Glendon Fogeray, since it is the Ministry’s aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle to all Guyanese.

Action in the Boys division will commence on Saturday (June 15) from 11:00h at the Ministry of Education ground where 12 matches will be contested. The Girls segment will start on June 22, due to a smaller number of teams.

The top four teams in each division will win cash prizes, which will go towards school projects of their choice.

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