Who Is mherv!?
The Men’s Heath Education Rural Van is a Rotary project made possible by fundraising, generous sponsorships and time freely given by hundreds of Rotary volunteers.
A custom built caravan with a dedicated Registered Nurse travels the state of New South Wales offering free health screenings to regional and rural men, who are notorious for being completely in the dark about the state of their health.
For most, there is no culture to see their doctor for a regular check-up, indeed it could be said that many men are afraid to do so in case they are told something they wouldn’t like to hear… Consequently conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar which have little or no apparent symptoms, can build up and lead to sudden unexpected death or long term incapacity. Ten minutes spent in the mherv van can only bring good news… Either the tests show no reason for concern or at the other end of the scale it may be recommended that immediate medical attention be sought for treatment that would bring the condition under control… probably saving a life!