October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the theme “Give Hope, Save Lives”. This is a yearly campaign which aims to increase awareness of breast cancer. About Breast Cancer Prepared by: Anastacia Ramroop According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, sometimes the process of cell growth goes wrong. The old or damaged cells do not […]
Mental Health Day- This video highlights making mental healthcare for all a reality as well as accessible in an unequal world, and provides information to where mental health services can be accessed via the NWRHA. World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look […]
Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October 2021 Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to protect against Covid-19 virus. Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. Wash your hands with soap at critical times, especially before eating, cooking, or feeding others.
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on vision impairment, including blindness. This year, World Sight Day will take place on October 14, 2021 with the theme: #LoveYourEyes. Nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in his or […]
World Contraception Day is marked on 26 September . The day is observed to recognize the importance of family planning in the lives of people all over the world. The day was established with the goal of increasing contraceptive knowledge and empowering people to make educated decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. Suicide remains a National Public Health crisis as Trinidad and Tobago has the third highest rate of suicide in the region. Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. […]
Top Five (5) Reasons for Having Regular Check-Ups : 1. Prevention is better than cure Do not wait until you feel sick to go to the doctor! It is good to go to your doctor for a check-up when you are well, to ensure that everything is alright. At these visits or “Wellness Checks” your […]
● Worldwide, 3 million deaths result annually from harmful use of alcohol; this represents 5.3 % of all deaths. ● The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 diseases and injury conditions. ● Alcohol consumption causes death and disability relatively early in life. In the age group 20–39 years, approximately […]
This health observance aims to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families and caregivers. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common red blood cell disorder, which is inherited and present at birth.
Epilepsy can affect anyone, anytime, anyplace and can change lives in a moment. What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is sometimes called a seizure disorder, which is a disorder of the brain. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity & is the main sign of epilepsy. How do you deal with someone having a […]