16 July 2019
Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated


Around this time of the year, temperatures are expected to increase. Summer is a time when there are lots of outdoor activities leaving you exposed to...
02 July 2019
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life –...
25 June 2019
Will vaccine hesitancy in the Caribbean threaten our  elimination status for certain Vaccine Preventable Diseases?

Will vaccine hesitancy in the Caribbean threaten our elimination status for certain Vaccine Preventable Diseases?


The region of the Americas including the Caribbean is the first in the world to have eliminated measles (1). This achievement is due to the sustained ...
28 May 2019
Start preparing for the hurricane season

Start preparing for the hurricane season


In a few days’ time, on June 1, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will start. It is predicted that this year’s hurricane season will be similar t...
21 May 2019
Hypertension: Know your Numbers!

Hypertension: Know your Numbers!


Last Friday was celebrated as World Hypertension Day. Each year since 2006, on May 17, the World Hypertension League (WHL), in close partnership with ...
14 May 2019
Leptospirosis: Beware of Rats!

Leptospirosis: Beware of Rats!


Recently, there were reported cases of deaths from Leptospirosis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From time to time, we hear of similar occurrences ...
07 May 2019
Measles: Get Immunized!

Measles: Get Immunized!


Many of us may not have seen what measles look like but would have heard of it. Thanks to the high rates of immunization, this disease is virtually wi...
30 April 2019
Mental Health – A neglected chronic disease

Mental Health – A neglected chronic disease


The term Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) is used in the field of communicable diseases to denote a diverse group of communicable diseases that prev...
09 April 2019
Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment

Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment


Serious workplace injury or death can change lives forever for families, friends, communities, and co-workers. Human loss and suffering is immeasurabl...
26 March 2019
Meningitis: What is it?

Meningitis: What is it?


Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. Meningitis can be caused by...