Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Health

Saint Lucia Early Childhood Centres Report Cases Of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Some Saint Lucia Early Childhood Centres have reported cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease, prompting the Ministry of Education to advise that students at the institutions stay home. "What I would...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 106 New Cases

On Friday September 23, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs received a report of a total of 106 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed from Sunday September...

COVID-19: UN Officials Note Progress Towards Ending Pandemic

Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, took part in a High-Level event at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, noting the encouraging progress that has been made towards ending...

PAHO Director Says Americas Not On Track To Meet Maternal Health & Mortality Targets

Speaking at a high-level event during the United Nations General Assembly side, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne highlighted the aggravating effect of COVID-19 on the health...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Continues Work Towards Universal Health Coverage

Saint Lucia continues its work to ensure that Universal Health Coverage UHC is implemented to the population. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/aay9jjOgrKI   SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs. Headline photo: Stock...

Pierre: Construction Work On The Original St. Jude Will Begin In November

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has announced that construction work on the original St. Jude Hospital will begin in November this year. "The first phase of the construction will be the fencing...

More Women Than Men Accessing Saint Lucia’s Suicide Helpline

More women than men are accessing Saint Lucia's national helpline which provides confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Social Worker Bradley Joseph, acknowledging that he might not have...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Commemorates Caribbean Wellness Day

Saint Lucia commemorated Caribbean Wellness Day with an ecumenical service and festivities focused on overall wellness. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/4YFlWrmr1xw SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs

PAHO Director Warns That Stigma, Discrimination Could Cause Silent Monkeypox Spread

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa Etienne has asserted that effective communication is critical in the battle against the spread of monkeypox while warning against stigma and discrimination in...

Campaign To Get Healthy Food Policies In Caribbean Schools Launched

As Caribbean students start to return to the classroom across the region, an ambitious campaign promoting nutritious food in schools has been launched with the hope of getting them healthier. The six-week...

New York Declares State Of Emergency Over Polio

The governor of New York has declared a state of emergency over polio as evidence emerges that the virus is spreading across the state. Health officials say wastewater samples in New York...

PAHO Director Emphasises Prevention Amid COVID-19, Monkeypox Cases In The Americas

With the Americas now accounting for highest numbers of monkeypox cases in the world, and COVID-19 remaining a “significant threat” to the region, prevention is key to avoiding infection and protecting...

Government Works Toward Universal Health Coverage

by Fernelle Neptune The Government of Saint Lucia has begun taking steps toward achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the aim of improving health systems and ensuring that affordable and quality health...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia 62 New Cases

Today Friday September 2, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 62 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Wednesday August 31, 2022 and...

MHMC Now Offering American Heart Association Training In Saint Lucia

Millennium Heights Medical Complex (MHMC), as of April 2022, is officially the only American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center in Saint Lucia and one of few in the Caribbean. This milestone is...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Removes Physical Distancing Limitation, Relaxes Face Mask Mandate

Saint Lucia has removed the requirement for physical distancing limitations and has relaxed its face mask mandate, among major new adjustments to the Island's COVID-19 protocols. Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs Minister...

Saint Lucia Records 57 New COVID-19 Cases

Today Thursday September 1, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 57 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Monday August 29, 2022 and...

WATCH: NGP Leader Urges End To COVID-19 Protocols, Vaccine Mandates

The leader of the National Green Party (NGP) Andre 'Pancho' de Caires has urged an end to COVID-19 protocols and vaccine mandates in Saint Lucia. "Banks and businesses having people to stand...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records Two More Deaths & 45 New Cases

Today Monday August 29, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 45 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Friday August 26, 2022 and...

PAHO Says Campaign To Address Eastern Caribbean Vaccine Hesitancy A Success

The first phase of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) communication campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Eastern Caribbean Countries has been a resounding success. The campaign,...

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