Health & Safety

Saint Lucia Freedom Coalition Urges COVID-19 Pandemic Postmortem

Saint Lucia's Freedom Coalition has written Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre an open letter, urging a COVID-19 postmortem as the pandemic recedes and life gradually returns to normal. Freedom Coalition President Fremont...

CARPHA Urges Member States To Integrate Health Practices Into Tourism

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), asserting that the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, has urged member states to integrate health practices into the tourism industry. According to...

PAHO Urges More Collaborative Action To Stop Monkeypox Outbreak In The Region

As monkeypox cases remain at around 40,000 in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week called on countries to intensify the response actions, prioritizing detection, surveillance and community...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Records Increase In Cases Of Gastroenteritis

Amid increased cases of gastroenteritis in Saint Lucia over the past few weeks, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs has encouraged good hand hygiene and other measures to minimise...

Plan To Boost Quality & Availability Of Health Workers In The Americas

Americas Health Corps (AHC), a new initiative to facilitate the training of 500,000 public health professionals over the next five years, was presented Monday at a side meeting of the 30th...

WHO Calls On Global Leaders To Take Urgent Action On Non-Communicable Diseases

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has launched a new report calling on global leaders to take urgent action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the WHO, NDCs are...

CDB Supporting Regional Initiative To Combat Non-Communicable Diseases

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has partnered with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to implement a regional project to develop a framework for Caribbean Moves: an initiative to reduce the...

PAHO Urges Countries To Strengthen Surveillance, Routine Vaccination Campaigns

While COVID-19 continues to take around 4,000 lives each week in the Americas, and monkeypox cases rise, the polio virus has now been detected among unvaccinated communities in New York. In light...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Working Towards Strengthening Immunisation Surveillance

Saint Lucia is working towards strengthening its surveillance for immunisation following an Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination or Immunization( ESAVI )workshop held recently. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/Cag5E3S6Ha0   SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness &...

WHO Calls For Urgent Action To Achieve Medication Without Harm

Globally, half of all preventable harm in medical care is medication related, a quarter of which is severe or life-threatening. In the lead up to World Patient Safety Day on 17 September...

COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over In The US – Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over in the US, even as the number of Americans who have died from Covid continues to rise. Mr Biden said that while "we still...

WATCH: ‘St. Lucia Moves’ Campaign Launched In Fight Against Non-Communicable Diseases

Saint Lucia has launched a new initiative in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The initiative is called 'St. Lucia Moves'. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/Iu3BmcZn5QE   SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly...

WHO: The End Of The COVID-19 Pandemic Is In Sight

As the number of weekly reported deaths from COVID-19 plunged to its lowest since March 2020, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the end of...

Massy Stores Issues Statement On Voice Note Regarding Food Disposal At Landfill

We are aware of a voice note in circulation regarding food sent for landfill disposal by our company, Massy Stores (SLU). The voice note suggests that meat, beef, milk, chicken, cheese sent for...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Seeking To Increase Immunisation Coverage Following Decline

Saint Lucia is working towards increasing its immunisation coverage following a decline in the routine immunization of children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/wPJi9ovy2FQ   SOURCE: Ministry of...

Ministry Of Health Issues Guidelines In Response To Updated COVID-19 Protocols

by Geraldine Bicette-Joseph In response to Saint Lucia’s recently-amended COVID-19 protocols, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs has informed of adjustments in public health measures that coincide with the change. Medical...

Caribbean Urged To ‘Reimagine Healthy Spaces’ For Caribbean Wellness Day

The Caribbean Community is celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2022 under the theme “Our Neighbourhood, Our Health”. In commemoration of the day, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Healthy Caribbean Coalition...

Ministry Of Health Urges Vigilance As Saint Lucia Monitors Dengue Fever Cases

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs has urged vigilance as Saint Lucia monitors dengue fever. The Island recorded three cases of the disease in August and a total of thirteen...

Heat Alert – Saint Lucians Urged To Protect Themselves

Higher than normal temperatures over the past few weeks have prompted Saint Lucia's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, to urge people to take measures to reduce possible heat-related illnesses. The...

China Approves World’s First Inhaled COVID Vaccine For Emergency Use

China has become the first country to green-light an inhaled Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for potential use of the needle-free product in the country, where suppressing the spread of Covid-19...

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