Services

Women's Health

Welcome to the Directorate of Women’s Health in the Ministry of Health

The Directorate of Women’s Health is charged with the responsibility of implementing policies that specifically target and bring about improvement to women’s healthcare issues.

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Trinidad Public Health Laboratory

The Trinidad Public Health Laboratory provides diagnostic and supportive services and the surveillance of communicable diseases in a prompt and efficient manner in order to improve the health status of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. As an important arm of the Ministry’s Public Health Service, the Trinidad Public Health Laboratory is responsible for the following functions:

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Tobacco Control

In accordance with the Tobacco Control Act Chapter 30:04 of 2009, the mission of the Tobacco Control Unit is to foster individual, community and government responsibility to prevent and reduce tobacco use by enabling multi-sectoral participation in tobacco control measures.

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Public Health Inspection

What Are Public Health Inspectors?

Public Health Inspectors, members of the Primary Health Care Team approach, function under the Environmental Health Division of the Ministry of Health. Their role in preventative medicine include being committed to monitor, regulate, improve, maintain and adequately safeguard the public health and environmental health of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Pharmacy / Drug Inspection

Core Function of the Pharmacy / Drug Inspectorate:
Includes reviewing, approving and registering drugs (antibiotics and narcotics) for the use in the country, ongoing monitoring and surveillance of these drugs, maintenance of drug formulary, monitoring for adverse effects regarding drugs etc. It also provides an optimal level of pharmaceutical care by monitoring and ensuring the proper use of effective, affordable, quality drugs (antibiotics and narcotics), equitable availability and accessibility to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health Unit of the Ministry of Health is responsible for ensuring the Ministry’s compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act 1/04 (amended). The Ministry of Health also exercises oversight over the Regional Health Authorities as per the dictates of the Ministry's OSH Management Policy. The Ministry of Health has accelerated its efforts to protect and promote workers' health and well-being.

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Nutrition And Metabolism

The mission of the Nutrition and Metabolsim Division of the Ministry of Health is to promote healthy lifestyles by providing high quality nutrition education, through sustainable and evidence-based public health nutrition programmes & dietetic services to the population of Trinidad and Tobago, guided by established policies and best-practice standards.

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HEAD OFFICE

Ministry of Health
63 Park Street
Port-of-Spain 100607
Trinidad and Tobago

+1 (868)-627-0010
+1 (868)-627-0011
+1 (868)-627-0012

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Ambulance: 811

Police: 999

Fire: 990

ODPM: 511

TEMA: 211

COVID HOTLINE

800-WELL

877-WELL

CONTACTS TO REMEMBER

Insect Vector Control: 800-IVCD

Chemistry, Food and Drugs: 800-CFDD

Chronic Disease Assistance: 800-CDAP

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