CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) FAQS  AND  MYTH BUSTERS

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) FAQS AND MYTH BUSTERS

THE NEW CORONAVIRUS CANNOT BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH MOSQUITO BITES. To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or […]

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 21ST MARCH 2020

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 21ST MARCH 2020

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes the developmental changes and physical features of Down syndrome. Down syndrome varies in severity among individuals, causing lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delays. It’s the most common genetic […]

COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As we continue to monitor the spread and impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide, we urge all partners/stakeholders to consider the mental health needs of vulnerable persons in your communities. Misinformation, undue panic and stigmatization can significantly impact the way persons respond and experience this global emergency. As you are aware, persons with chronic diseases […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality. On Sunday […]

Tips from Your Pharmacist!

Tips from Your Pharmacist!

The North West Regional Health Authority   Tips from Your Pharmacist!   Watch our vlog below for key tips from your pharmacist ! More often than not, patients don’t fully understand their prescription which can often leave them vulnerable. So, we have come up with a few vlogs from the pharmacy department which gives an in-depth […]

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

COVID-19, PREVIOUSLY CALLED THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, IS A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS THAT IS PART OF A FAMILY OF VIRUSES THAT INCLUDES THE COMMON COLD, THE SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS) AND THE MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (MERS). Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard the tissue immediately. Cough and […]

CARNIVAL SAFETY TIPS

CARNIVAL SAFETY TIPS

Here are some helpful tips for you to enjoy a safe carnival season! EMERGENCY  SERVICES HOTLINES AMBULANCE              811 POLICE                       999 FIRE                            990 SAFETY FIRST – PERSONAL SAFETY  Do travel in groups. Do inform at least one other person of your movements.  The ‘live location’ function on WhatsApp is a great safety feature […]

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is recognized on January 26th. Most people are afraid of Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) because of the mistaken beliefs about the disease. Yet, public fear is worse than the disease. There must be change in our attitude towards Leprosy. Knowing the facts about it can help stop the stigma and discrimination towards the disease. Fact#1 Leprosy […]

COLON CANCER AWARENESS HEALTH FAIRS

COLON CANCER AWARENESS HEALTH FAIRS

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 health fairs which offer free health screening services and a suite of health services aimed towards the early detection and prevention of communicable and chronic […]

Mental Health Resolutions for 2020!

Mental Health Resolutions for 2020!

Here we have some mental health resolutions that can serve you not only this year, but every year. These can help when you struggle with change, and can help you to maintain your sense of balance. Resolution 1: Spend more time with your pet! Studies show that pet owners exhibited greater self-esteem, were more physically […]