I Choose Me

Overview

As the world is set to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2023, under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality, the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, in promotion of this country’s specific needs has selected the theme, I Choose ME: Greater Access and Better Health… for ALL Women.

This theme amplifies the prioritisation by the Ministry of Health in the provision of unencumbered access to critical screening services which are geared toward the early detection of illnesses such as Cervical and Breast Cancer.

Thus, in an effort to promote health and wellness for women, the Ministry will offer an array of activities which will take place from March 6th to March 13th, 2023.

Message from the Ministry of Health in Commemoration of International Women's Day

Today, the voices of advocates around the world will drown out the inequities that women face in accessing Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC). International Women’s Day provides the ideal platform to bring to the fore all issues related to women’s ability to access healthcare services equally and equitably throughout the world. This year’s theme, ‘I Choose Me’; Greater Access, Better Health for ALL women; amplifies the prioritisation by the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago,  in the provision of unencumbered access to critical screening services geared towards early detection of illnesses such as cervical and breast cancers by all women.  

Activities

The Ministry of Health will work with the Regional Health Authorities to provide free screening throughout the country.

North West Regional Health Authority 
Queen’s Park Savannah
Saturday March 11 & Sunday March 12, 2023 -  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

North Central Regional Health Authority
Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital
Saturday March 11 & Sunday March 12, 2023 -  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eastern Regional Health Authority 
Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre
Saturday March 11 & Sunday March 12, 2023 -  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

South-West Regional Health Authority 
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Saturday March 11 & Sunday March 12, 2023 -  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tobago Regional Health Authority 
Scarborough, Canaan and Roxborough Health Centres, and the Tobago Health Promotion Clinic
Saturday March 11, 2023 -  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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