23 June 2020
Saharan Dust: How can it impact your health?

Saharan Dust: How can it impact your health?


During the past few days you may have noticed that outside is looking very hazy. This is due to Saharan dust plume blowing across the Atlantic Ocean f...
16 June 2020
Racism is a Public Health Issue

Racism is a Public Health Issue


Public health ensures that the health of the population is protected. Regardless of colour, age, sex religious belief, etc. Public health actions ...
09 June 2020
The 2020 Hurricane Season has started. Are you prepared?

The 2020 Hurricane Season has started. Are you prepared?


The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1. It is predicted that an above-normal season is expected, according to forecasters fro...
26 May 2020
How are Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean managing to control the spread of COVID-19?

How are Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean managing to control the spread of COVID-19?


While developed countries with well established health systems and huge health budgets struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, developing countrie...
12 May 2020
Social determinants of health and COVID-19

Social determinants of health and COVID-19


Last week I looked at the mental health related aspects of COVID-19. In my previous article I referred to the World Health Organization (WHO) definiti...
05 May 2020
Mental Health during COVID-19

Mental Health during COVID-19


The World Health Organization defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or in...
17 March 2020
No pandemonium in the pandemic

No pandemonium in the pandemic


ST VINCENT AND THE Grenadines now has its first case of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) which has now been declared as a pandemic by the World Health...
18 February 2020
Keep moving – It’s good for your health

Keep moving – It’s good for your health


We often hear that inactivity or sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. In fact, it has been proven that inactivity is a risk factor for a number...
11 February 2020
An epidemic of fear?

An epidemic of fear?


The current coronavirus outbreak that was recently declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) has stirred up high levels o...
04 February 2020
Understanding the Flu

Understanding the Flu


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe...