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International Day of Peace – 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

International Day of Peace – 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades […]

Caribbean Wellness Day – Stronger Together 2020

Caribbean Wellness Day – Stronger Together 2020

Caribbean Wellness Day 2020   Caribbean Wellness Day is celebrated by CARICOM countries on the second Saturday in September, as part of a unified response to promote health and prevent and control the epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases or NCDs.   This year, the people of the Caribbean region will celebrate 12 years since the 2007 […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – by Dr Shafe

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – by Dr Shafe

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Preventing suicide involves multiple actions or goals to reduce the risk associated with suicide. This may include individual, social, family, occupational factors. The identification of these factors would often be […]

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

On the 12th of August, WHO and UNESCO celebrate International Youth Day and would like to recognize young people around the world demonstrating their resilience, collective action and creativity in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young […]

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 […]

The North West Regional Health Authority Be Well TT mobile app commemorates its 1 year anniversary

The North West Regional Health Authority Be Well TT mobile app commemorates its 1 year anniversary

The North West Regional Health Authority Be Well TT mobile app commemorates its 🎉1 year anniversary 🎉during the month of July 2020. We have posted a big board advertisement within the North West Region to reach out to our community and provide information and services that would encourage adapting a healthier lifestyle . We want […]

World Population Day 2020

World Population Day 2020

On 11 July, World Population Day, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) aims to raise awareness about the sexual and reproductive health needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls during the pandemic, to highlight how we can safeguard hardfought gains and ensure that Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights stays on the local agenda, and to […]

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 […]