Free Men’s Health Clinic to Goulburn on March 10 | Goulburn post


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The mobile health clinic Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV) arrives in Goulburn on Thursday March 10 to provide free, life-saving health checks. To celebrate his arrival, RFBI is hosting a fundraising morning tea at RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village, 10 Long St, Goulburn between 10am and 11am. Read more: ‘Active’ Soroptimists of Goulburn prepare to mark International Women’s Day Saying goodbye to ‘the people’s priest’ and a man of vision Since MHERV began touring in 2017, the team has visited more than 100 communities and performed nearly 10,000 free health checks. Graeme Hooper is a member of the MHERV leadership team and says MHERV was created by Rotary to reduce the number of preventable deaths among men in rural and regional areas. “Men often avoid taking the time for checkups and are therefore most at risk of dying from potentially preventable causes,” Graeme explained. “Through MHERV, we seek to address this issue by having a registered nurse and mobile clinic that provide health checkups to men in their local community, making access easier and freer.” And their program works. More than half of the people they examined were identified as needing some form of medical treatment. “The data we have collected from the nearly 10,000 health checkups MHERV has provided so far shows how important this program is to our rural and regional communities,” Graeme commented. “53% of the people MHERV has seen since we started in 2017 have been identified as needing follow-up medical treatment and 4% have been identified as needing urgent medical treatment. This tells us that this program definitely saves lives!” RFBI has been a proud supporter of the program from the start, providing the funds for a registered nurse to travel with the van and perform the health checks. RFBI CEO Frank Price says supporting initiatives like MHERV is just one way RFBI continues its legacy of helping those in need. “RFBI was founded in 1880 to help those in need and 141 years later this remains an important philosophy behind RFBI’s work,” commented Frank. “Through our charitable program and annuity program, RFBI supports thousands of people in our local communities and we are proud to support MHERV and help them bring free health checks to men in our local communities.” “I look forward to welcoming MHERV to Goulburn on Thursday 10th March and hope to see the local community join us at the charity event and support this very worthwhile initiative.” RFBI and MHERV invite all members of the community to join us for the Morning Tea outdoor event and “Donate to Help a Companion” to help keep MHERV on the road and save lives. We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you can, please register here. If you are already subscribed, thank you for your support. Did you know the Goulburn Post now offers news alerts and a daily email newsletter? Keep up to date with all the local news: subscribe below.

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