Advancing Women’s Health by Increasing PCOS Awareness in Trinidad

Left to right: Diana Maharaj, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Felicity/ Charlieville, Renuka Ragoo, Team Lead-Corporate Social responsibility, Ramps Logistics; Alicia Paponette, Executive Administrator, Caribbean Eye Institute; Melissa Senhouse, Director, Rotary Club of St. Augustine; Tanya Western, President, Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain; Maria Mohammed-Maharaj, Rotary District 7030 Advocate, Empowering Girls; Team of Local Investigator: Dr. Stephanie Mohammed, Researcher, Department of Physics and Pre-clinical Sciences; Dr. Venkatesan Sundaram, Head,  Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dr. Brian Cockburn, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology.
"The project was approved by The Ethics Committee of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and also received funding from the School of Graduates because of its importance. Additional support was received from the Rotary Clubs of Central Port of Spain, Felicity/Charlieville, and St. Augustine because of the alignment with the club’s international focus on Empowering Girls in Trinidad with the focus on combating diseases, promoting girls’ empowerment, and addressing mental health issues. Other corporate sponsors include RAMPS Logistics and Caribbean Eye Institute who are also active Rotarians. Recognizing that diabetes mellitus is often associated with PCOS, the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago has also committed to join the effort to support this groundbreaking study at The University of the West Indies."