24 November 2015
World  Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day


You may have seen people wearing purple last Tuesday. This is because World Prematurity Day was observed on November 17. People wear purple to promo...
17 November 2015
Potential risks of national  health insurance

Potential risks of national health insurance


Last week, the potential benefits of National Health Insurance (NHI) were highlighted. It was discussed that NHI has the potential to improve access t...
10 November 2015
National Health Insurance

National Health Insurance


In 2012, I conducted a study in St Vincent and the Grenadines entitled “Willingness to participate and pay for a proposed National Health Insuran...
03 November 2015
From millennium development goals to sustainable development goals

From millennium development goals to sustainable development goals


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mark a historic and effective method of global mobilization to achieve a set of important social priorities wo...
20 October 2015
Breast lumps

Breast lumps


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast canc...
13 October 2015
HIV and its cousins

HIV and its cousins


A few months ago, one of our local radio stations carried the headline that the HIV/AIDS figures for St Vincent and the Grenadines were alarming. The ...
06 October 2015
Violence, crime and public health

Violence, crime and public health


It is not often that violence and crime are linked to health. Most times, they are viewed as social issues to be addressed solely by law enforcement...
29 September 2015
Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana


As a medical practitioner, I have been asked over and over what is my position on the issue of legalizing marijuana in St Vincent and the Grenadines...
22 September 2015
Understanding cancer and its risk factors

Understanding cancer and its risk factors


When we speak of risk, simply put, it is the probability that an event will happen. When talking about cancer, risk is most often used to describe t...