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SAC Health Talk Series

With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, a health talk related to cancer risk was held at SAC Centre on 23 July and the topic was “To know more about common cancers”. We are honored to invite Dr Alfred Sit from Special Preventive Program of Department of Health to be our guest speaker to explain on the pathological causes, risk factors and screening methods of several cancers, including colorectal, cervical, breast, prostate, lung and liver cancer. Dr. Sit recommended that members maintain a healthy diet, quit smoking and alcohol habits, exercise regularly, and conduct relevant examinations, which can effectively achieve early detection and early treatment.

SAC Health Talk Series 2022

With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, a health talk related to HIV cardiovascular disease was held at SAC Centre on 25th June and the topic was “Cardiovascular Health and You”. We are honored to invite Dr Daphne Lau, Specialist in Infectious Diseases, from Princess Margaret Hospital to be our guest speaker. Dr Lau explained the pathology and causes of cardiovascular diseases, the risk of heart disease and treatment methods for people living with HIV (PLHIV). She shared that studies have shown that PLHIV have an average of 2 times higher risk of cardiovascular disease than non-infected people. She further suggested that cardiovascular disease can be effectively prevented through diet control, quitting smoking and drinking habits, maintaining regular exercise, and conducting related examinations.

SAC Health Talk Series 2022

The health workshop related to usage of medicine was held at SAC Centre on 1 June in the form of zoom. The registered pharmacist from Health in Action explained to our members about elderly’s medication concerns, preparation and types of home safety medicine and the complications of COVID-19, etc. The pharmacist also introduced the services and contact methods of the community pharmacy to the members.

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