Public Education Resources

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

What is HFMD? Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness caused by different viruses. Infants and children under 5 years old are more likely to catch it. But, older children and adults can also get it.   What are the common symptoms of HFMD? fever loss of appetite sore throat a feeling… Read More

Zika FAQs

  Surveillance Self Reporting Online Survey Click here to take the survey.  

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991 as a global campaign to prepare health systems and mobilize health care workers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The initiative aims to give every baby the best start in life by creating a health care environment that supports breastfeeding as the norm. It therefore provides… Read More

Chikungunya Awareness & Prevention

Prevent Mosquito Breeding Mosquitoes live and breed in standing water in and around the home. Do your part by preventing mosquito breeding: Cover all drums, tanks, barrels and buckets that are used to store water Get rid of all old tyres, tins, bottles, plastic containers, coconut shells and anything in… Read More

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

What is the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine is an injection available to protect against the most common types of HPV infections which causes cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines are generally recommended for girls 9-13 of age, with all 3 doses given within a six month period based on the… Read More