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 […]

World Breastfeeding Week at the North West Regional Health Authority

World Breastfeeding Week at the North West Regional Health Authority

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually on 1st to 7th August. The theme for this year’s WBW was “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”. This year, the NWRHA hosted an event on 7th August, 2019 at the Antenatal Clinic of the Port of Spain General Hospital in recognition of this observance. The NWRHA event encompassed segments […]

Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer

Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer

Eating a well balanced diet and exercising are very important for creating a healthy lifestyle. However, an important part of  being healthy and looking after yourself also means participating in screening programmes for important diseases, such as cancer. In this article, we will focus on Cervical Cancer and the screening test for it, the Pap […]