St Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association

 

Organizational Information

60 Coral street
PO Box 452
Castries, Western Indies
St Lucia
Tel +1-75-8-4527693
Website: www.sldha.org
 

Membership Information

Founded in 1989

500 Members in 2013

 

5 employees

Member of IDF since 2003

 

 

About

The St. Lucia Diabetes & Hypertension Association (SLDHA) was conceptualized on August 9, 1983 and nationally launched in April, 1989. It was established to attend to the welfare of diabetic and hypertensive individuals in St. Lucia, as well as to provide service to the general public. 

SLDHA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of voluntary committee members. The organisation is governed by the Executive Committee and staffed by an Executive Director, nurse, and administrative support. The SLDHA features a walk-in-clinic in Castries proper, open Monday through Friday. The vision of the SLDHA is to become the the focal institution contributing to the education, awareness, and eradication of diabetes and hypertension in St. Lucia. Despite national interest at the forefront, the organisation’s reach is limited by physical location. Because the staff and clinic are in Castries, direct services are often limited to those with the ability to come into the Castries office. Health fairs, educational sessions, and other public outreach allow the SLDHA to reach more individuals but on an infrequent basis.

Main Focus

  • To raise awareness of the problems of diabetes and hypertension
  • To contribute to the prevention and eradication of diabetes and hypertension in St. Lucia

Activities

  • The SLDHA participates in public health fairs, walks, presents at schools and in communities, and assists in community diabetic group activities. Staff and volunteers conduct screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index.
  • Periodically the SLDHA participates in radio programmes to educate the public on health risks involved with diabetes and hypertension.  
  • SLDHA formally launched its diabetes registryin 2010 with the assistance of local health care providers. The database incorporates demographic information with health profiles for individuals throughout the country and may be analyzed to identify chief causes, complications, and prevalence
  • The SLDHA regularly hosts screenings, health walks, and both radio and television programmes to educate individuals and communities for World Diabetes Day

 

 
 

Message from the President

Ms Natasha St. Aimee 

 

 

St. Lucia country information

 

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