|Workshop On Regenerative Health|
|Thursday, 08 July 2010 08:15|
The Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, has noted that nature has established a code of conduct that sustains human beings for good health and a long life span.
This code of conduct, Hon. Mettle-Nunoo said, is, for all practical purposes, a book of instructions for a healthy living.
The Deputy Health Minister has, therefore, called for serious efforts to educate the youth and raise them to be dedicated to the laws of nature, and stressed the need to be committed to developing a social structure that reflects a practical application of the laws of nature in modern times.
He was delivering the keynote address at a Workshop on Regenerative Health in Accra yesterday.
The workshop, held on the theme “Regenerative healthy lifestyle – A must for our future leaders”, was organised by the Head of State Award Scheme-Ghana, in collaboration with The Brotherhood School of Dimona, Israel.
Hon. Mettle-Nunoo said Ghana has chosen the right path for developing its health system and reversing the worsening trend in the country’s disease burden.
He said Government will continue to support the Regenerative Health Programme as well as other programmes aimed at creating a healthy lifestyle and environment for the people of Ghana, because it is aware that creating wealth through health is the best investment Ghana can make for its people.
According to the Deputy Minister, the Dimona Model of Health development is the bedrock of Ghana’s Regenerative Health and Nutrition Programme (RHNP).
The Dimona Model of Health is one in which the mindset of the people in the Village of Peace , a community of about 3,000 men, women and children, extends to their health care strategy, with all residents maintaining the physical environment and spiritual sanctity of the community.
The village of Peace, a prototype of a modern African village in Israel, is so-named because of the relative absence of strife and conflict, crime and violence, sickness and disease, and where death has not occurred for three generations in the community.
The RHNC shifts the emphasis from curative to preventive health and proposes a healthy lifestyle, health promotion and disease prevention as the health development paradigm of Ghana.
Under the concept, it is anticipated that in every community, there will be three change agents, one for nutrition, one for physical exercise and the other for mother and child.
The change agents are to work with community structures to influence families about the food they eat and how it is eaten, the physical activity regime, water drinking habits and how much time is spent resting, enforcing positive social values, smoking, alcoholism and other social vices.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)