The Business and Professional Women’s Club of St. Kitts collaborated with the Ministry of Health to undertake a ‘Women’s Wellness Campaign’ in February 2019. This was the second year the club organised the Women’s Wellness Campaign. The campaign was first undertaken in October 2016 and focused on Breast Cancer screening. This year, the campaign focused on Cervical Cancer screening due to the increase in cervical cancer cases in the Federation.
The objective of the Wellness Campaign is to bring awareness to the services offered to the general public and Women in particular by the clinics across the Federation and to encourage Women to undertake the necessary screening and testing as well as consultations with the nurses as preventative measures and to address any health needs early. In addition to Cervical Cancer Screening (pap smear test), the nurses also undertook blood pressure testing; height, weight and body mass index; provided breast cancer examinations and diabetes screening and rapid HIV tests.
Project: Reduce Plastics Use Initiative (2018-2019): The overall project vision: BPW St. Kitts will advocate for and influence the establishment of policy and public practice toward a ‘no plastic’ St. Kitts and Nevis.