NATIONAL NUTRITION AWARENESS WEEK 2020 – “Eat What You Grow”

NATIONAL NUTRITION AWARENESS WEEK 2020 – “Eat What You Grow”

The Health Policy, Research & Planning, and the Nutrition & Dietetics Departments of the major institutions of the North West Regional Health Authority hosted a series of events for National Nutrition Awareness Week 2020 entitled “Eat What You Grow”. At the St. James Medical Complex, staff and patients were treated to lectures about simple home […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers […]

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

It isn’t worth getting upset or stressed about minor issues.  Minor issues should be quickly overcome in order to save energy for the major obstacles of life. My grandmother would tell a story of Tom; a homeless, old man.  So overwhelmed by his situation of poverty and loneliness that he could no longer endure his […]

World Food Safety Day 2020

World Food Safety Day 2020

“Food safety, everyone’s business” World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. During this time of the global pandemic, remember the World Health […]

World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day is the United Nations Day to encourage awareness on preserving and protecting our environment. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Biodiversity”. There are approximately one million species facing possible extinction, and it is a critical time, more than ever to focus on biodiversity and ensure our children live in an enriched environment. Globally, we need to […]

International Thalassaemia Day 2020

International Thalassaemia Day 2020

International Thalassaemia Day 2020 is commemorated on May 8th of every year and is a blood disorder that is passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form or inadequate amount of haemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen). The disorder results in large numbers of red blood […]

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020

Do you know your NUMBERS? With the stressors we face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on blood pressure levels, especially for those who are hypertensive can be threatening. The World Hypertension League (WHL), annually promotes World Hypertension Day (WHD) which is celebrated on May 17th May and the theme for the past five years […]

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020 – BY MIRZA ALI Join us in celebrating International Nurses Week 2020 “A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health” – a special week dedicated to honour and appreciate the contributions of nurses and nursing to our world.  International Nurses Week 2020 is extra special as the whole year […]

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Caribbean Mosquito Week is observed from 06th to 10th May 2020. This observance aims  to raise awareness about the relationship between mosquitoes, the environment and the diseases they transmit, specifically Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya Yellow Fever and Malaria. In this fight to decrease the mosquito breeding sites in our homes and communities we encourage keeping your […]

WORLD MALARIA DAY

WORLD MALARIA DAY

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with the  ANOPHELES MOSQUITO An Exclusive Interview For World Malaria Day 2020 – by Anastacia Ramroop Let’s get better acquainted with the infamous Anopheles Mosquito (AM) Q: Tell us about your key characteristics? AM:  I am a simple female, my body is dark brown and black with a long thin tube for […]