3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY 2019

3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY 2019

Join the North West Regional Health Authority for its 3rd annual Research Day 2019 – which is to be commemorated on Friday 29th November, 2019 at the Government Campus Plaza Auditorium from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.   The theme of the event is “Innovation in Healthcare” and the Trinidad-born President Of Howard University, Dr. Wayne […]

International Men’s Day- November 19th, 2019

International Men’s Day- November 19th, 2019

Men’s Health Matters! Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to mark November 19th as International Men’s Day, when Dr Jerome Teelucksingh of the University of the West Indies organized the event at Families In Action, Port of Spain, in 1999. It began as a celebration of the positive male role models […]

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 […]