The staff of Rochard Douglas Health Centre hosted a Health Fair on Tuesday 26th April 2016 to commemorate World Health Month 2016 and Vaccination Week in the Americas 2016, which occurs from April 23rd to 30th 2016 under the theme, ‘Go for Gold’. The event, orchestrated by Ms. Zorina Ragbir, District Health Visitor, aimed to sensitize the community on the common diseases which afflict Trinbagonian society.
Ms. Erica Joseph, District Health Visitor, delivered an informative presentation on HIV statistics, HIV transmission and the importance of HIV testing and counselling in Trinidad and Tobago, whilst Ms. Rayette Khan, Enrolled Nursing Assistant, also discussed the subject of Diabetes and the importance of having proper foot care.
Additionally, there were health demonstrations and services available which included a Food demonstration; dental consultation; HIV Testing and Counselling; Diabetic Counselling; Pap Smears and Vaccines.
Overall, residents were provided with a holistic opportunity to improve the health and well-being, for themselves and their families.
Photo: Ms. Elsa Ramkissoon, DHV, vaccinates a client at the Rochard Douglas Health Centre.