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Saint Lucia Records 78 New Cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Tuesday May 24, 2022 confirms a total of 78 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday May 23, 2022 from...

Saint Lucia Records 41 New COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Monday May 23, 2022 received confirmation of a total of 41 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Sunday May 22, 2022...

No Monkeypox In Saint Lucia, But Health Officials Remain Vigilant

Saint Lucia is monitoring the current monkeypox situation after several countries confirmed cases of the disease this month. However, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Glensford Joseph said that to date, Saint Lucia...

COVID-19: Barbados Announces Changes In Entry, Mask Protocols

Effective Wednesday, May 25, fully vaccinated visitors to Barbados will not need a COVID-19 test for entry. And wearing masks outdoors will be optional. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced the changes at...

Saint Lucia Records 56 New COVID-19 Cases

Today Sunday May 22, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 56 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Saturday May 21, 2022 from...

CARICOM Youth Programme Launches Regional Mental Health Survey

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years. The survey will gather data on youth’s...

Women’s Health Fair Slated For Sunday

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death of women in Saint Lucia since 2006. Studies show that the risk of breast cancer increases with age and most of these cases...

Saint Lucia Records 84 New COVID-19 Cases

Today Saturday May 21, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 84 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Friday May 20, 2022 from...

Jif Peanut Butter Products Being Recalled In The United States Due To Salmonella

J.M. Smucker is recalling certain types of Jif peanut butter in the US because of a potential salmonella contamination. The company said that the peanut butter was sold nationwide and the recall...

Monkeypox: 80 Cases Confirmed In 12 Countries

More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries. The World Health Organization has said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated - without naming any countries...

Saint Lucia Records Two More COVID-19 Deaths And 93 New Cases Of The Virus

Today Friday May 20, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 93 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Thursday May 19, 2022 from a...

Monkeypox Cases Investigated In Europe, US, Canada And Australia

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several European countries as well as the US, Canada and Australia, according to health authorities and local media reports. The new cases were reported in...

PAHO Launches New Initiative On Health And Migration In The Americas

On Monday the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)  launched the Information Platform on Health and Migration in the Americas, a new initiative to help countries safeguard the right to health of...

COVID-19: Countries In The Americas Urged To Act As Cases Rise

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called on countries in the Americas to prepare to cope with a potential influx of COVID-19 patients. Etienne called on the countries...

SLMDA President Writes Hilaire Expressing Opposition To ‘Unvaxxed’ Carnival

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) has expressed opposition to plans to hold an 'unvaxxed' carnival in a letter to Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information,...

Saint Lucia Records 125 New COVID-19 Cases

Today Thursday May 19, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 125 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Wednesday May 18, 2022 from...

NGP Leader Warns Of ‘Potentially Dangerous Development’ At WHO

Saint Lucia's National Green Party (NGP) leader has warned of a 'potentially dangerous development' at the World Health Organization (WHO) and has urged local officials, including Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre,...

Health Ministry Appeals To Saint Lucians To Know Their Blood Pressure Status

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs has appealed to Saint Lucians to know their blood pressure status through regular documented checks, using the appropriate technique and validated monitors. Minister Moses...

Saint Lucia Records 118 COVID-19 Cases

Today Tuesday May 17, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 118 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday May 16, 2022 from...

An Estimated 1 In 3 Adult Saint Lucians Has High Blood Pressure

The Ministry of Health has appealed to Saint Lucians to regularly check their blood pressure and document the results, noting that 1 in 3 adults locally suffers from hypertension. The appeal came...

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