Public Education Resources

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



Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Cancer

What is the Cervix? The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb), which opens into the vagina (birth canal). The uterus (womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.   What is Cervical Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow… Read More



Do Your Pap Smear Today – It Can Save Your Life

What is a Pap smear? A Pap smear is a screening test which is an easy way to check the cervix for abnormal cell changes. It detects early changes in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb), which opens into the vagina… Read More