The Health Promotion Resource Centre is the information dissemination arm of the Ministry of Health. The Centre was established as a discrete programme within the Ministry of Health from 1999.
Its mandate is to educate and disseminate relevant information on health and healthy lifestyles to the population using Mass Media, (radio, print, audio visual and social media) to assist them in making informed decisions about their health.
Its mission is to empower individuals, communities and the nation to assume responsibility for the improvement of their own health status.
Its goal is to promote health and wellness among individuals, families and communities enabling them to address all the determinants of health to reduce health risks.
Its vision: Healthy Choices, Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
The Centre is under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. It is staffed with a Health Promotion Coordinator, two Health Educators, a Nutritionist, a Communication Officer, an Audio/Video Technician and a Junior Clerk/Secretary that is shared with National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit.
Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. It is an approach that will strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities to control improve and maintain physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.