Women's Wellness Campaign

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.

BPW Club of St. Kitts and its project initiatives which fall under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. Support the Professional Development of Club Members by providing opportunities for skills development, knowledge acquisition and practical learning experiences. These opportunities can include, workshops, seminars, online courses, training programs and coaching and mentorship.
  2. Promote and support the academic, personal and professional development needs of young girls and women in the federation.
  3. Provide support and assistance to Young BPW Members pursuing tertiary education through the BPW St Kitts Young Change-makers Program in which 2-4 women between the ages of 18 – 25 will be provided with mentorship and internship placements for the duration of their studies up to the completion of their first degree.

  1. BPW to collaborate with the Advanced Vocational Education Center (AVEC) in conjunction with medical doctors in   Kitts and Nevis to provide regular hand and foot care for the elderly. 
  2. This will be done via the establishment of free quarterly health and wellness clinics at AVEC on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

  1. BPW will Collaborate with St. Christopher Outreach Centre to ensure that the Shut-ins and Underprivileged are fed 7 Days a Week.
  2. The Outreach Centre serves meals to the shut-ins and underprivileged from Monday to Friday. However, on Saturdays and Sundays some of these persons have no one to provide a hot meal.  The objective of BPW’s partnership with the center is to ensure that hot meals are provided daily, from Monday to Sunday weekly.

  1. 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.

    Broad Objectives:

    1. To increase awareness of the harmful effects of plastics and other non-biodegradable garbage on the health and well-being of the people and environs of St. Kitts and Nevis.
    2. To lead by example in its efforts toward creating a ‘no plastic’ movement in St. Kitts and Nevis.
    3. To increase awareness of some of the ways in which each individual in society can take steps towards joining the movement on ‘no plastics’ in beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis.
    4. To engage businesses (particularly grocers and vendors) to encourage them to join the movement – inclusive of offering practical alternatives and business solutions toward encouraging them to join the ‘No plastics’ movement.
    5. To engage policy makers in discussions and encourage partnerships and policy decisions toward a common ‘no plastics’ Kitts and Nevis.