QNET organises health and wellness event to commemorate World Health Day


By Christabel DANSO ABEAM

QNET, a global wellness and lifestyle-focused direct-selling company committed to offering unique, premium-quality items that cater for diverse needs, has organised a health and wellness event to celebrate this year’s World Health Day. This year’s World Health Day was themed ‘My Health, My Right’, which aligns with QNET’s theme for the month of April: ‘Championing Health’.

QNET’s Legal Counsel – Sub-Saharan Africa, Naana Quartey, noted that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed malaria, cholera, stroke, Ischemic heart diseases, Diarrhoeal diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, neonatal disorders and other chronic liver diseases as the leading causes of death in Ghana.

According to CDC’s report, poor hygiene and sanitation, lack of access to clean water, malnutrition and food insecurity, air pollution, etc. are the major causes of the mentioned diseases.

Speaking on how QNET contributes to health and wellness, she said: “QNET manufactures and distributes health and wellness products such as dietary supplements, skincare products and lifestyle accessories designed to address various health and nutritional challenges”.

Ms. Quartey emphasised that QNET often uses natural ingredients and advanced technologies in the development of their products.

Health and nutrition researcher – University of Ghana, Dr. Justina Owusu, in a presentation, highlighted  the need to stop illegal mining activities since the practice continues to affect the soul and vegetation negatively.

On her part, some dangerous chemical elements are released into the soil during ‘galamsey’, which prevent crops from growing with their nutrient content and, in turn, could deprive people from necessary nutrients needed by the body to function properly.

In an interview, Dr. Owusu commended Ghanaians for being concerned and prioritising their health and wellness and further encouraged them to do more. She further emphasised the need to conduct thorough research on dietary supplements and ensuring that they are approved by regulatory authorities before use.

Dr. Frank Marful from the Nyaho Medical Centre provided insights on nutritional elements most Ghanaians need and how they can be easily derived. Some health and fitness enthusiasts took participants through some simple but effective exercise routines.

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