The Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit

Outreach

The extensive reach of the HWFMU’s Outreach arm within the English–Speaking Caribbean for over twenty-five years, has contributed to the improvement in the quality of life among a wide cross–section of the Region’s populace. Since its inception in 1989, Outreach has partnered with various governmental and non-governmental organizations together with a number of Donor Agencies to offer holistic interventions in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health and Family Life Education to multi-disciplinary teams at the institutional and community levels.

 

Chief among our partners have been the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Ministries of Education, Health and Social Services/Community Development, PAHO/WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDCP, CARICOM, and the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies which have provided much needed support to facilitate the successful delivery of programmes and projects throughout the Region.

 

Major accomplishments include the following:

  • 1989-1995: Family Life Education In-Country Certificate Programme in seven (7) Caribbean Countries which  certified 332 persons  
  • 1998- 2001: CARICOM Multi-Agency Health and Family Life Education Programme which trained 72 facilitators in 11 CARICOM countries;
  • 2004-2007: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Western Jamaica – HFLE-HIV/AIDS Project, which introduced Health and Family Life Education to all student teachers at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, Montego Bay, parents and children at the Granville All Age and Catherine Hall Primary and Infant Schools and community groups;
  • 2006: Hosted the International Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference;
  • 2008 – 2013: collaborated with educational institutions, faith-based organizations and service clubs to raise awareness regarding sexual and reproductive health matters at health fairs and public fora;
  • 2014-2015: Collaboration with Shauna Fuller Clarke’s B.A.S.E. (Better Awareness and Services for Endometriosis) Foundation to observe international Endometriosis Month;
  • 2015: Implemented, an Assisted Conception Workshop for 15 Obstetricians/Gynaecologists from six Caribbean countries, in collaboration with Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

 

The Outreach Section continues to host short courses, workshops, seminars, lecture presentations, community fora, health fairs, open days, conferences, and activities planned in collaboration with government and non-government organizations for health, education, and social services personnel, faith based organizations, special groups, in-school and out-of school youth, and the wider community.

 

For more information, please call the Outreach Coordinator at (876) 927-2481 or (876) 977-5873 or send an e-mail to hwfmu@uwimona.edu.jm.