Health

Novel Coronavirus Risk In Caribbean Low Says CARPHA

Press Release:- Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — As at 9th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province,...

Second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the US identified in Chicago

CNN - A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s....

6 people dead, almost 300 infected as China confirms Wuhan virus can be spread by humans

Hong Kong (CNN) Officials in China are racing to contain the spread of a new virus that has left at least six people dead and sickened almost 300, after it was confirmed the infection can spread between humans. Wuhan, the central Chinese...

Mental Wellness Centre Gets Tools, Furniture For Group Therapy Room

The National Mental Wellness Centre is expected to enhance its existing clinical support services, following the recent official handover ceremony of tools and furniture for a group therapy room, the Ministry of Health has announced. The Body Holiday Saint Lucia...

Medical University Being Sought To Occupy St Jude Buildings

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has provided another update on the work on St Jude Hospital noting that the project is 'progressing'. Writing on his official Facebook page, he said because the previous buildings were not built up to standard for...

Ministry Of Health Lauds Doctor Merlene Fredericks-James

Press Release:- The Ministry of Health and Wellness recognizes the contribution of Dr. Merlene Fredericks – James to healthcare as the first female Chief Medical Officer of St. Lucia. Dr. Fredericks- James graduated from Medical School at the University of the...

Launch Of Child Health Record & Revised Maternal Manual

Press Release:-  The Department of Health & Wellness recently launched the new national child health record and revised maternal, child and adolescent health manual aimed at improving maternal and child health in Saint Lucia.   The new national child health record...

Saint Lucia’s First Female CMO Retiring

Saint Lucia's first female Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Doctor Merlene Fredericks-James,  is retiring after ten years in the post. Her last day in the public service will be December 31, 2019. Fredericks-James served as CMO during a period when the local...

Disruption In Service At Canaries Wellness Centre

Press Release:- The Department of Health and Wellness wishes to inform the public that the services at the Canaries Wellness Centre will be suspended from Monday, December 9 to Thursday, December 12, 2019 in order to undergo mold treatment. Therefore, residents are kindly...

Funding For OECS Regional Health Project

Press Release:- Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Hon. Allen Chastanet, went before Parliament on Tuesday to seek approval for the Government of Saint Lucia to borrow USD$6 million from...

PM Says National Health Insurance ‘Critical’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, describing national health insurance as critical to Saint Lucia, has disclosed that his administration is continuing to work towards its introduction  with the assistance of the World Bank. "Though we are in the process of improving...

Consultants To Assist With Hospital Transition

by Fernelle Neptune - Ministry of Health The Board of Directors of the Millennium Heights Medical Complex recently engaged the advisory and technical services of consultants, Narayana Health to assist with the transition from the Victoria Hospital to the Owen...

Saint Lucia Opens Mosquito Insectary

Efforts to strengthen surveillance of vector borne diseases to ensure a safer Saint Lucia are in progress as the Division of Environmental Health recently opened its first ever mosquito insectary at the Union Orchid Garden, the Ministry of Health...

Health Minister Attends Global Fund Board Meeting

Press Release:- Saint Lucia’s Minister for Health and Wellness and Board Member for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Constituency of the Global Fund Board Senator, the Honorable Mary Isaac recently attended the 42nd Board Meeting of the Global...

Sandals Team Members Receive On The Job Health Care

Press Release:- Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Spa and Beach Resort recently hosted a health fair for all team members, an ongoing initiative to help the staff maintain a proper level of health and wellbeing.  Managing Director Mr. Winston Anderson said Sandals...

PM: SJH Construction One of The ‘Most Important Projects In History Of Saint Lucia’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has described the construction of St Jude Hospital (SJH) as one of the most important projects in the history of this country. In a post on his official Facebook page Wednesday, Chastanet observed that just this...

Ministry Of Health Advocates Serology Testing Form Pregnant Women

Press Release:-  All pregnant women must have serology testing during pregnancy.  Ideally, this should take place twice during their pregnancy – within the first 3 months and within the last 3 months. Serology testing involves taking a blood sample to test...

PM Says Over 100 Workers Currently Employed On SJH Reconstruction

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that currently, over 100 workers are employed on the St Jude Hospital (SJH) reconstruction, and the numbers will increase as the project progresses. Chastanet made the announcement on his official Facebook page on Thursday. Earlier,...

NWU Demands National Health Programme In Letter To PM

Saint Lucia's National Workers Union (NWU) has demanded in a letter to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet that the government move swiftly to establish what the union described as a much needed National Health Programme, that would initially take care...

Port health surveillance training

The Department of Health and Wellness continues to strengthen its public health surveillance systems through capacity-building training programs for workers at the ports and airports. A recent port health surveillance training program aimed to build the capacity of participants to...

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