Breast In the Spotlight Competition Winners Declared
Organized under the Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit to commemorate the end of breast cancer awareness month, a completion was held between Ministries within government. This innovative competition was the first of its kind here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ministries were given the task to decorate a door or corridor within their Ministry or Department. Each Ministry was able to have two entries either from two of their departments or one from the Ministry itself and one from a Department.
The competition was judged using 60% Facebook live poll and 40% Facebook likes. The Ministry of Home Affairs emerged as the winners of the competition. In second place was the Labour Tribunal and in third place was the Ministry of Border Control.
Mrs. Robinson, Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit stated; “This competition not only afforded Ministries and Government Departments to participate in bringing awareness concerning breast cancer but it was also used as a tool to educate persons within Government. This unique initiative led by the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit aims at bringing elements of fun, excitement and creativity through the spirit of competition in relation to the most common cancer which is on the rise here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”
Mrs. Desiree Lewis – Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services, who was present for the presentation of trophy and gifts to the winning team stated; “The objective of the event was to encourage the exposure to creativity and imagination because whatever the mind can imagine we can find ways to achieve, it afforded Ministries and their Departments to learn more about breast cancer and it also promoted interaction, collaboration and teamwork”. She also stated that it brought to the forefront the importance of Health-In-All-Policies.
The Honorable Minister of Health congratulated the winning team and stated that “all participants were winners and brought creativity to breast cancer awareness in a unique way, we look forward to even more Ministries participating next year.”
For more information, contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338 2772 or visit our Facebook page TCI Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit.