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The University of the West Indies

at Mona, Jamaica


The UHC has a very vibrant education outreach committee which from year to year highlights various aspects of health care as it strives to encourage the university community into a state of wellness.

This Health Education Committee organizes outreach activities across the campus including specific hall of residence activities. The committee also participates in a number of outreach activities, providing screening services (e.g. blood pressure, breast and prostate cancers, and body mass index - BMI).

The Committee works in collaboration with agencies within the UWI (e.g. The University of the West Indies HIV/AIDS Response programme - UWI HARP), and externally (e.g. Jamaica Cancer Society) to increase awareness among the UWI population of specific diseases and their risk factors. In addition, special health education services are provided through the Committee.