World Hypertension Day 2022

World Hypertension Day 2022

World Hypertension Day is observed every May 17th in order to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. High blood pressure is the main risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. The World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organization of national hypertension societies and leagues with 85 countries as its members, first initiated World […]

Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health

The Mental Health of a woman who is pregnant or who has given birth is as important as her physical health, and must be a priority because of its impact on both mother and baby.   What are Mental Health Problems? Mental Health problems refer to a wide range of conditions that affect a person’s […]

World Health Day 2022

World Health Day 2022

April 7 is celebrated and observed as World Health Day. The day is celebrated annually in accordance with the World Health Organization’s aim to discuss health-related issues and to draw attention to specific health issues concerning people across the world. The theme for this year’s World Health Day is “Our Planet, Our Health”. Amid the […]

The Importance Of Sleep

The Importance Of Sleep

“Sleep is vital for overall health. Ensure that you are on the correct sleep path with these simple tips.” Sleep is essential – It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health. Sleeping helps us to recover from mental and physical exertion. Sleep […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections – Question and Answer

Sexually Transmitted Infections – Question and Answer

Test your knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections with this fun Question and Answer segment. Q: What is an STI? A: An STI is a sexually transmissible infection. Sexual contact, which includes oral, vaginal and anal sex, and any touching of the genitals, can put you at risk of getting an STI. Some STIs are bacterial […]

World Kidney Day 2022 – Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day 2022 – Kidney Health for All

Bridge the Knowledge Gap to Better Kidney Care March is National Kidney Month, and March 10th, 2022 is World Kidney Day. It is an annual celebration which began in 2006, seeking to highlight the importance of the kidneys to overall health and wellbeing. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Kidney Health for All: Bridge […]

World Cancer Day 2022

World Cancer Day 2022

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, with activities starting on February 4th, designated World Cancer Day. Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death by disease globally, set to increase to the leading cause by the year 2040, with cases of the disease also increasing annually. Thus, it is imperative to promote practices which can reduce […]

World Obesity Day 2022

World Obesity Day 2022

The North West Regional Health Authority through the Health Policy Research and Planning Department will be hosting a Virtual Seminar on World Obesity Day, Friday 04th March 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am. Join us and discover creative ways to support people living with obesity as well as effectively maintain a healthy weight. Please see the poster attached for more […]

International Day of persons with disabilities

International Day of persons with disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 03rd Dec 2021 “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. ” Overview- World population: over 7 billion people Persons living with Disabilities: over 1 billion Objectives: ❖ Promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all societies; ❖ […]

CSSD Week 10-16th October

CSSD Week 10-16th October

Central Sterilizing Services Department- CSSD is also called Central Sterilizing Services Department in hospitals and health care facilities that performs sterilization and other actions on medical devices, equipment and services. Centralizing the activities of receipt, cleaning, assembly, sterilization, storage and distribution of sterilized materials from a CSSD is responsible for preparing medical supplies and equipment […]