MIRI: There is a lack of awareness and confidence towards the healthy community programme (Kospen) among residents.
Miri District Officer Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf said those involved in Kospen would intensify their efforts to reach out to the community.
“The Kospen committee has identified ways to further improve the programme to achieve its objectives,” said Abdul Aziz after chairing the district-level Kospen meeting here. He added they will organise a roadshow at 31 localities in the district.
A district-level ceremony to acknowledge Kospen volunteers will also be held this year.
A total of 24 community leaders as well as officers from the Miri District Office, Health Department, KEMAS Department and National Unity and Integration Department attended the meeting.
The programme’s main objective is to control the rise of non-infectious diseases through comprehensive efforts to empower and involve the community.
This is done through the promotion of a healthy diet, active lifestyle, anti-smoking, body weight management and early detection.