We are devoted to assist in bringing education and awareness to one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, LUPUS. At the same time giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact here in Trinidad and Tobago. Our interactive sessions with qualified medical professionals are on every first Saturday in March, June, September and December at the Nursing School, COSTAAT, Port of Spain General Hospital, Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, 4:00pm.
The Lupus Society of Trinidad and Tobago is a Non-Governmental Organization. It was founded on 5th March, 1988 by a group of caring individuals, whose goal was to bring awareness to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. The Society was created by Dr. Zinora Asgarali and Mr. Kent Cumberbatch. The first executive members were:
The present executive members are:
Lupus — also known as systemic lupus erythematosus — is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. In lupus, however, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to tissue damage and illness.
Who Gets Lupus?
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. have lupus. People of African, Asian, and Native American descent are more likely to develop lupus than are Caucasians. Although it can occur in both men and women, 90% of people diagnosed with the disease are women. Women of childbearing age (14 to 45 years old) are most often affected and as many as 1 in 250 people may develop lupus.
The Lupus Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Port of Spain General Hospital