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World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September, 2019

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. Suicide occurs all over the world and can take place at almost any age. Globally, suicide rates are highest in people aged 70 years and over. In some countries, however, the highest rates are found among the young. […]

Care Fair this Saturday 7th September

Care Fair this Saturday 7th September

The NWRHA has embarked on a series of preventative health interventions which are community-based and approach health in a holistic manner through empowering individuals to improve their health. This includes our Care Fairs which offer free health screening services and a suite of health services aimed towards the early detection and prevention of Communicable and […]

Mentoring and Youth Development

Mentoring and Youth Development

August 12th was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and is an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. This years’ theme is “Transforming Education,” […]

Family Planning at the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA)

Family Planning at the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA)

According to the World Health Organization (2018), family planning assists individuals in achieving their desired number of children and spacing of pregnancies(1). This is facilitated through a variety of contraceptive methods and includes the treatment of infertility(1) .  Approximately 67% of women aged 15 to 49 years in the Latin American and Caribbean countries utilize contraceptive […]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations has dedicated August 9th each year as the International day of the World Indigenous People. The global community recognizes the contribution and achievements of this group, as indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. Their perspective on wellness embodies a holistic […]

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

International Youth Day focuses on cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. It serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. August 12th was first designated as International Youth Day by the […]