Category: Health, Wellness and Family Development

Davidson-Celestine Sworn In

Tracy Davidson-Celestine is now a member of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). She was sworn in on March 11th during a Special Meeting of the Assembly. Davidson-Celestine resigned as Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to Costa Rica on February 29th and will hold the office of Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development. “I want…

Healthcare Workers First Line of Defence

With more than 118,326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,292 deaths, in 114 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus a pandemic. In light of this, the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development continues to inform the public on preventative measures and urge healthcare workers to protect themselves when dealing with patients, as…

Reach for Your Goals

The Realization for Economic Achievement (R.E.A.C.H) programme, under the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, provides grants of $7,500 to Tobago’s entrepreneurs to help them expand their business. The REACH Programme and Gender Affairs Unit recently recognized International Women’s Day (IWD) with a Business Exposition on March 8th at the Mt. Irvine Beach Facility.…

Edu-Training at SGH

Education and training will intersect when students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine have the opportunity to do rotations and clerkships at the Scarborough General Hospital (SGH). Speaking at the formal launch of the clinical teaching at the SGH, Head of the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences at UWI Dr. Nelleen Baboolal…

Workplace Safety

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development is advising citizens on how they can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace in order to protect themselves and customers. It advises that employees: Keep workplaces clean and hygienic. Promote regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Stay at home when sick until they are better…

New Trha Ceo

Former General Manager Operations of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) Westly Orr, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the TRHA, effective March 4th, 2020. A media release stated that the TRHA remained committed to ensuring delivery of the best quality healthcare to all.

Health Task Force in action

A public consultation hosted by the Health Task Force, established by THA Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles, was held on March 3. It is chaired by THA Chief Administrator Bernadette Solomon-Koroma. The consultation was part of its efforts to engage with individuals and communities across the island. Solomon-Koroma said she was impressed with the frankness of…

Health Responds to COVID-19

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development held a media briefing on the Division’s response to the threat of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The panel members included Secretary of the Division Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington, Acting County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Tiffany Hoyte, Head of the Accident and Emergency Department – Scarborough…

Working towards better health coverage

The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) held their annual ‘Report to the Nation’ on February 6th at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain. Themed ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: An Essential Element to Achieving Universal Health Coverage,’ Health Secretary Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington delivered greetings at the event. “The Tobago House of…

Task Force for Health

The operationalization of a task force on the health sector has been confirmed at the latest plenary sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). THA Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles said the body is reviewing and addressing the challenges being faced by Tobago’s health institutions. “The first meeting was held on January 21st, 2020…

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