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The importance of Men’s Health

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Over the last three months the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held many educational sessions at the Secondary & Tertiary Institutions of the Northern &Western Primary Health Care District. The sessions were targeted at Adolescent boys from forms 4 & 5.  They were sensitized on:  HIV/AIDS, STIs and drug abuse, they were also were screened for Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity and Anemia and educated according.

All sessions were very inactive, with the boys being very enthusiastic and happy to ask questions and give suggestions.  They were alarmed at the figures shown by Dr. Francis Martin on the high rate of men dying from Prostate Cancer and the high numbers of men who had strokes. At the end of the session they promised to check a health professional on an annual basis.

Chief Community Health Nurse expressed her satisfaction with the response of the boys and said how happy she was with the positive attitude they displayed.

The community nursing department also held continued education for Health staff on Men’s Health issues, in all over 96 persons attended.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 18:01

Grenada Assumes Presidency of Pan American Sanitary Conference

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WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2012 – Grenada’s Health Minister, Senator Ann Peters was elected President of the 28th. Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which is meeting from September 17 to 21 in Washington, DC.

Argentina and Guatemala were elected as the two Vice Presidents while Mexico was elected the rapporteur.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 September 2012 11:10
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Grenada Quality Assessment Survey

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The Ministry of Health Grenada has embarked on establishing a Quality Improvement program for its Health Services.

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Grenada Observes Vaccination Week 2012

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 ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24 2012 – A week of activities designed to promote the life-saving benefits of Immunization is underway.  It’s in commemoration of Vaccination Week of the Americas 2012, which officially began on Monday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:36
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Prime Minister Leads Delegation on Christmas Visit

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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 – Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas on Thursday led a delegation of government ministers and senior health officials on a tour of the island’s main hospital in St. George’s, bringing Christmas greetings to patients, staff and visitors.

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