Everyone would like to enjoy good health and to ensure this for the future. However, no one knows what lies ahead, whether you will grow old or how you will grow old. Awareness and prevention are helpful in making the journey a little easier. Various factors in your environment, such as social, cultural, financial, and nature, can affect the balance between your physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Maintaining a healthy balance is the basis for a healthy life. Not just from a public health or global health perspective, but in general, from a healthcare perspective, you are a very important partner in keeping ourselves, society, and our planet healthy.
This is possible if you seek to acquire knowledge, and you are really involved.
Never expect to be adequately prepared enough. Some things you won’t prevent, but on the other hand there are many you can prevent. By doing your best to be well-informed and to practice prevention where possible, you will be on the right track. After all, activities that contribute to a healthy life can give us moments to feel and build memories. You can take a learning moment from every experience. Just make sure everything has its place in your mind and heart, and suddenly when you look back, you can say,
“I have lived.”
Acquire the necessary and good knowledge and be involved.
To make information accessible and involve people in improving their health. Also, while collecting and sharing information, we try to understand how people think, communicate, and interact with information.
Engaged citizens, armed with knowledge, contribute significantly to achieving impactful health goals for themselves and their communities. Health and wellbeing are recognized as fundamental human rights, ensuring that no one is left behind. Together, healthcare providers, patients, communities, and policymakers bridge information gaps, enhancing people’s quality of life. Let us unite to create a reality where compassion, knowledge, and equity weave a tapestry of vibrant health for all.
By applying a contextual approach and collaborating with experienced
people with diverse knowledge backgrounds
we aim to deliver accurate content
The psycho-emotional aspects in the process of ageing.
Participate by sharing your story
As we go through life, we continue to age with every breath we take. But ageing isn’t just about growing older physically; it’s also about accepting new experiences and learning to let go. How have you faced the challenges that come with age, and what have you learned about yourself in the process? Would you like to share that with us?
If you like to contribute to our book about the psycho-emotional aspects of ageing, we would love to hear your story. By participating in our questionnaire, you can help us better understand the complexities of growing old and how we can support each other through the process.
Rest assured that all of your information will be treated with the utmost care and anonymity. If you’re interested in being considered for an interview, simply let us know and we’ll add you to the group of volunteers. From there, a random selection will be made for interviewees.
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To learn more about our project and take part in our study, CLICK HERE and accept the challenge of sharing your story with us.
We look forward to hearing from you!
A groundbreaking study on the epidemiological aspects of HPV and cervical cancer on Curaçao has shed light on the need for better healthcare management to reduce disease and mortality rates. The study, conducted from January 2013 to October 2018, focused on primary prevention through vaccination and secondary prevention through screening. Led by Dr. Desiree Hooi, the project also included a three-year awareness campaign and research on the costs of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care. The study found that disease and mortality rates are high on Curaçao, with knowledge and information low. During her research, Hooi examined the prevalence of HPV types in pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue. Vaginal samples were also taken from both a group of sex workers and a group of women aged between 25-65 years old.
The results showed that HPV types 16 and 18 were present in less than 50% of the studied cancerous tissue. This is significantly lower than the world data, where HPV 16 and 18 is responsible for approximately 70-75% of cervical cancer, and has important implications for vaccine selection. Interestingly, there was no difference in HPV prevalence between legal sex workers and the general population. The prevalence of HPV in the group of 1.000 women was found to be 19.7%.The project also highlighted the importance of understanding ethnographic aspects in the implementation of healthcare programs. The research concluded that a structured, integrated, and contextual approach, involving higher population awareness, can contribute to a healthier society and more cost-effective care. Click here to learn more and download the book detailing the project’s methods, analysis, results, and advice.