Together with The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) and Soa Aids Netherlands, the Public Health Department of Saba has been working on establishing a sexual health website that applies to the Caribbean context, keeping the context of Saba at the forefront.
The Public Health Department aims to break down barriers that prevent residents of Saba from proactively engaging in their sexual health and well-being and normalizing the topic while enabling young people to make desirable, pleasant, and safe choices towards sexuality.
In the interest of creating an open conversation on sexual health on Saba, we want to ensure that the citizens of Saba have access to open factual information relatable to the Saban community. Too often, we must refer people to sexual health websites that are Dutch or American and not reflective of the situation on a small Caribbean Island. To bridge this disconnect, we need to make an effort to make sexual education as accessible and relevant as possible for our local youth. We must keep striving to realize the promise of a healthy future for our youth.
The website will be geared toward young people from the age of 12-24 years old but is accessible to all persons who are looking to broaden their knowledge on sexual health.
The website will have the name Sabalovin.com, and we hope to launch it by February 14th, 2023.
Over the past few months, there has been very close collaboration with Soa Aids Netherlands in making the ambition of a sexual health website for Saba a reality. The Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sports (VWS) has provided financial and technical support for this project and is committed to supporting Saba in providing open, accessible information on sexual health. We look forward to working together in the coming months to design and create Sabalovin.com.
Public Health Nurse Tedisha Gordon leads the initiative, supported by Health Promoter Allan Carolina and Department Head Jane O’Flynn. Outside the Public Health team, Communication Lead Saskia Matthew and external stakeholders such as Body, Mind & Spirit and the Saba Comprehensive School are also collaborating.
Stay tuned for lots more to come on Saba’s very own sexual health website, Sabalovin.com.