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Breast Cancer: Breast Health Matters!

Breast Cancer: Breast Health Matters!

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Trinidad and Tobago, accounting for 21.6% of all new cases at the National Radiotherapy Centre in St James in 2018 (NWRHA Cancer Registry Annual Report). Amongst women specifically, it accounted for 43.7% of all new cases of cancers in women in 2018 (NWRHA Cancer Registry Annual […]

Human papillomavirus Vaccine (HPVv)

Human papillomavirus Vaccine (HPVv)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes the following diseases: “head and neck” cancers [i.e.mouth, nose, throat, larynx, sinus, salivary glands] cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva cancer of the penis cancer of the anus genital warts These cancers are life-threatening. If not identified early, these malignant cancers will lead to premature death. While genital warts are treatable, […]

What is an Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device?

What is an Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device?

Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD/IUD) are small (<4cm), ‘T-shaped’, flexible, plastic items. These can be inserted into a woman’s uterus via the vagina for pregnancy prevention. IUCD are one type of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). IUD do not protect against Human Immunocompromised Virus (HIV) or sexually transmitted infection (STI). INSERTION PROCESS The procedure is readily performed […]

Pink Health Fair  – Sunday 20th October

Pink Health Fair – Sunday 20th October

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 Sunday 20th October at the Port-of-Spain Central Market, Beetham Highway, the NWRHA will be observing a Breast Cancer Awareness health fair. At our health fairs, we […]

World Mental Health Day 2019 – FOCUS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION

World Mental Health Day 2019 – FOCUS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS) is a collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioral risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people. The key topics addressed by the survey are: alcohol use, dietary behaviors, drug use, hygiene, mental health, physical activity, protective factors, sexual […]

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons

This October 1st 2019, the World commemorates International Day of Older Persons with the theme “The Journey to Age Equality”. Our experienced persons have contributed immensely to society and they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. These persons continue to significant contribute and their age should not be a reason for society to […]

Let’s Get Moving…What You Need to Know About Physical Activity!

Let’s Get Moving…What You Need to Know About Physical Activity!

What is Physical Activity? Physical Activity is any form of movement of the body that uses energy. Dancing, brisk walking, gardening and doing daily chores around the home are just some common examples of physical activity. Insufficient amounts of physical activity can lead to increased risk of obesity, diabetes (type2), high blood pressure, heart attacks, […]