Public Education Resources

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

Physical Activity & Water – A Healthy Combination

It is important to drink plenty of water before, during and after any form of physical activity. Water is necessary for hydration, that is, to maintain the fluid level in the body. You should drink water on a regular basis to maintain a healthy body. Benefits of Water during Exercise… Read More

Dengue Mosquito Breeding Places

The variety of breeding places of the Dengue mosquito in your surroundings. Old tires Laundry tanks Uncovered tanks/cisterns Drum/barrels Discarded buckets and containers Pet dishes Construction blocks Bottles Discarded tin cans Tree holes and bamboo Bottle pieces on top of walls Old shoes Flower pots Discarded toys Roof guttering Bromeliad… Read More

Wash Hands Regularly

Wash your hands as often as possible to prevent the spread of diseases. Germs can spread easily from person to person and make you sick. During the day, we may touch books, door knobs, tables, toys and other items that may contain germs.   You must always wash your hands: Before… Read More

Ebola Awareness February 2015

What is Ebola Virus Disease? Ebola Virus Disease (formerly known as Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of about 25% to 90%. Ebola is not a new disease, but appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Sudan.   What are… Read More