The Trinidad and Tobago Heart Foundation

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Heart Foundation (TTHF) was incorporated on 17th April 1998 as a not for profit foundation whose principal objective is advocating for the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, creating awareness of heart health, healthy lifestyles and proper dietary habits in an effort to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke.

 

The TTHF is governed by a Board of Directors which serves on a voluntary basis without any honoraria or allowances; its projects are self-financed largely from corporate sponsorship, donations from the public and fundraising activities.

Memberships:

The TTHF is a member of various regional and international associations and foundations including:

 

The TTHF also maintains a special association with Heartbeat International of Trinidad and Tobago which carries out lifesaving pacemaker surgeries for indigent citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.


The TTHF’s signature events include:-

  • An Annual National Heart Walk and Health Fair

  • Public Lectures

  • A National World Heart Day Lecture

  • Go Red for Women Red Dress Event

 

 

The awareness programmes that the TTHF provides are:

  • Community Health Fairs and Outreach Programs

  • Lectures

  • The Go Red for Women Campaign

 

Vision and Mission

Vision

A decrease in the rate of NCDs in Trinidad and Tobago, specifically Cardiovascular Disease, through the cooperation, awareness and contributions of all stakeholders in society which include government, corporate entities, NGOs and the citizens.

Mission

To assist in the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Trinidad and Tobago by creating awareness of heart health, healthy lifestyles and proper dietary habits in an effort to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in Trinidad and Tobago.

Our Objectives

 

 

  • AWARENESS: To promote healthy lifestyles to lower CVD.

  • EDUCATION: To educate the community on preventative avenues to sustain healthy hearts.

  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: To raise funds for research and development in heart disease prevention.

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH: To encourage heart professionals to give of their resources to community education.

  • COLLABORATION: To collaborate with the State on setting policy matters on food criteria, tobacco legislation and budgetary provisions to support CVD eradication.

Board of Directors

President

Mr. Ronnie Bissessar

Secretary

Ms. Risa Basdeo

Director

Mr. Skafte Awardy

Director

Dr. Naveen Seecharan

Director

Dr. Lianne Conyette

Vice President

Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar

Director

Ms. Salma Nagir

Director

Mrs. Shaliza Maraj

Director

Dr. Jeremy Badhal

Director

Dr. Neil Roopchan

Treasurer

Mrs. Joan Awardy

Director

Dr. Sabita Harrikissoon

Director

Mr. Decoursey Redman

Director

Mr. Rishi Ramcharan

Director

Dr. Samir Mohammed