Castle Bruce Health District expands SLIC programme

Participants of SLIC Kalinago Territory

Health officials in the Castle Bruce Health District are expanding an initiative to fight Chronic Non-communicable Diseases (CNCD’s) in that district.

The Selfhelp Life Style Changes Control CNCD’S (SLIC) programme has been launched in the Kalinago Territory. The activity was held on World Diabetes Day which was observed on November 22, 2012.

SLIC was conceptualized the Castle Bruce District Medical Officer, Dr Velda Wade in March 2012 and the first segment, SLIC Castle Bruce, was launched on September 2012 in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day. The goal is to provide information to clients and help them implement that information in order to “make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and communities”.

SLIC organizers say that at the Kalinago Territory launch “surpassed all expectations” as more than 150 participants from Mahaut River, Salybia and Castle Bruce and students from the Salybia Primary School publicly took a stand against diabetes.

Activities included a health walk from the Gaulette River bus stop and the Pointe Salybia bus stop to the Salybia primary school, followed by cultural presentations from Prosper Paris, Karina and Karifuna cultural groups and various SLIC groups.

In Castle Bruce, SLIC activities include physical exercises in the afternoon, Monday to Thursday with local food preparation demonstrations every other Friday at the Castle Bruce Health Centre.
That programme is managed by Sgt. Jerome Bannis, Family Nurse Practitioner, Charmaine Julien and Dr Velda Wade.

The Kalinago Territory Segment takes place in Mahaut River, where physical exercises are conducted by primary health care nurse, Doreen Ettiene, on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons and in Salybia on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons where the instructors are martial artist, Kozier Frederick registered nurse/midwife, Winnie Joseph.

SLIC organizers say they intend to implement the programme in Good Hope and San Sauveur soon.

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20 Comments

  1. honeybee
    December 4, 2012

    good job, team work and community at play

  2. smile
    December 4, 2012

    Wonderfull initiative. Like to see people get creative and bring about change

  3. smile
    December 3, 2012

    Congratulations to the Castle Bruce Health Team. Dr Wade, i expect nothing less, very good job

  4. December 3, 2012

    yes doc well u slic congats on your effort to fight cncd’s good programme u have my full support

  5. December 3, 2012

    great initiative.

  6. bobbby
    December 3, 2012

    I wwant to be SLIC, how do i get SLIC

  7. james
    December 3, 2012

    Positive community vibes…keep it up.

  8. hello
    December 3, 2012

    great job

  9. Royette George
    December 3, 2012

    Our SLIC PROGRAMME is in keeping with the way forward for fighting CNCDs as has always been
    echoed by our PRIME MINISTER, AND WE ARE GETTING good results!!!

  10. hey
    December 3, 2012

    Great Job guys…..progressive

  11. Anonymous
    December 3, 2012

    very good. keep fit ppl

  12. favoured
    December 3, 2012

    Great job in the fight against Chronic NoN- Communicable Diseases in Dominica.It is becoming a plague and all communities need to be empowered in order to win this war.

  13. TODAY
    December 3, 2012

    Castle Bruce Health District is doing well. I saw the match…it was looking nice.

  14. hey
    December 3, 2012

    There were alot of persons there. I liked to see the school children presence in the health walk. Continue the good job

  15. yooo
    December 3, 2012

    Nurse Peltiere, you looking SLIC

  16. Bravo
    December 3, 2012

    Bravo to the Castle Bruce Health District. Looking good. Keep exercise

  17. Castle Bruce
    December 3, 2012

    We are SLIC in Castle Bruce, and doing well. The exercise programme is so good.

  18. Anonymous
    December 3, 2012

    Next time we must walk the WNTrail from Richmond Estate to the Carib Territory,if the authorities will pay attention to that segment of the National Trail. Trail

  19. Ayhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    December 3, 2012

    Go Ma Maquis – congratulations to the Health team at Castle Bruce – Keep on keeping on!!

  20. December 3, 2012

    way to go Miss V, keep up the good work, and also to your hard working team.

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