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Contact-new.svg A.M.A. Francis
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Employer:Ministry of Health NWRHA;
University of the West Indies Open Campus
Occupation:Etutor; Public Health Professional
Other roles:Event Planning Consultant; Socioeconomic Advocate; Motivational Speaker; HIV PITC Trainer
Nationality:Citizen of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
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Professional Background

Trinbagonian to the bone and proud of it

I am a Public Health Care Professional from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago as well as an E-tutor employed by the University of the West Indies Open Campus (St. Augustine ). I'm also qualified in Hospitality Management, which allows me to be a vocational/professional enhancement tutor and coach with the University's Open Campus,Continuing Studies Unit and the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality Institute from time to time.


I believe my self to be a student of life, but along the way I've been able to do Under Graduate studies in Hospitality Management, Human Ecology & Psychology and pursue Graduate studies in Community Health. I've also received certification in Broadcast Audio & Media Techniques

My Interests


I am interested in:

  • Education/knowledge systems and techniques to improve the quality of life
  • Travel Medicine
  • Global Health & Communicable Diseases
  • Alternative Medicine & Therapeutics
  • Natural Disaster Management & Mitigation'


Personal interests include 

  1. Indigenous Languages
  2. Caribbean Cuisine
  3. Drama & Theatre
  4. Hiking and Nature Sojourns
  5. Travelling
  6. Cultural Creative Artistry
  7. Music  & Meditation
  8. Technology and Techno Gadgets



My Neighborhood Friends (Ebuddies, Here & There)

Places I'd Like to Go

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My Projects

Health and Wellness are major issues for any country in the Caribbean region.  As the Coordinator and member of the Health Promotion Team, My colleagues and I have introduced an initiative aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles amongst citizens in settings not traditionally seen as health service oriented. These community clinics have brought services to the disenfranchised, the "hard-to-reach" neighborhoods; working single parent families where time/convenience is a deterrent. 
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The result is a one-stop monitoring and screening occasion that may take the form of a "family day"; a lecture series; or a screening event where medical professionals and lay-citizens interact in settings comfortable, friendly and more encouraging to positive behaviour change.  Equity, access, compassion and caring and opportunities for advocacy on public health and social health matters have made this initiative quite popular to the point of replication. This photo (right) took place amongst Sunday Morning shopping at the Central Market in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago during 2009. 

These Health Outreaches usually consist of the following activities:

  1. Basic Health Screening

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Blood Cholesterol Monitoring
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index & Nutrition Counselling
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2.  Cancer Screening

  • PSA (male prostate)
  • DRE
  • Pap Smear (cervical -female)
  • Breast examinations

                                                               3. HIV/Rapid Testing(Our HIV Committment)

4. Mental Health Screening

  •       Depression
  •       Stress Management Counseling                                                                        
  •       Anger Management Counseling




                                                    5. Vision Screening
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My Sandbox

Lesson Plan Handout for Health Promotions in Primary Care Settings

My Reflection

We are each one of the "winds of change" that  blows through every existence. Your purpose is to decide whether you remain gentle as a "caressing whisper of wind" that gently nudges the souls and spirits of others to positivity or an "an exhilirating rush" that heralds happiness and exhiliration. Yet we are all at times storm tea-cups of fury but like mist and movement these changes should be less permanent. Seek to pollenate those around you with generosity, curiosity,  as the warm caribbean breeze that rolls off the sea and tide.....the winds are blowing...can you feel ? File:Prayer-for-Openness-by-Joyce-Rupp.pdf

Each exercise and tutorial here has been interesting and confirms my theory of there being more good in the technological advances of man than there are negative. I will allow this change to blow through me, within me and pass it on to others.

--Live, laugh, love and allow the blessings to continue 15:56, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Hi Antonette....nice user page...its been a great experience learning the wiki formatting and context --LeRoy Hill, CEN 12:25, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
(Comment.gif: Dear Antonette, well done, this is starting to look really good. Just ensure you are using the features of the first few tutorials of this week to get the certifications (bold, italic, indents, bullets, numbers). Well done. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 22:22, 12 February 2010 (UTC)) (Comment.gif: Great looking page, Antonette. Congratulations, you just earned level 2 Apprentice certification. Well done!! Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 02:00, 18 February 2010 (UTC))
Great work on your page Antonette!--Lorna Matthews 19:34, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Antonette: Excellent use of the training. Your page looks really great. You are on your way to be a Wikimaster :-) Keep it up...that is great motivation for all of us. --LeRoy Hill, CEN 10:40, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Tonie, You have done a great job and also develop the outline of a lesson plan. Keep going and make this plan a reality, to be used by others. Well done. Congratulations, I have certified you a WikiBuddy now!Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 17:31, 24 February 2010 (UTC))

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