Health

COVID-19: French Navy Vessel With Oxygen Supplies Heads For Martinique

A French Navy vessel is due in Martinique later this week with  over 100 tonnes of oxygen  for the Island's University Hospital which is struggling to cope with a worrying fourth...

Tourists Leave Martinique Amid Worsening COVID-19 Crisis

Tourists, some complaining bitterly, are cutting short their vacations and leaving Martinique as the French Caribbean Island  battles an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. Martinique Prefect, Stanislas Cazelles, had advised the visitors,...

Singapore: ‘Smallest Baby At Birth’ Leaves Hospital For Home

BBC News:- A baby thought to be the world's smallest at birth has been discharged from a Singapore hospital after 13 months of intensive treatment. Kwek Yu Xuan was just 212g (7.47oz)...

Chastanet Now Leader Of The Opposition

United Workers Party (UWP) leader and former Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, Thursday announced that he is both proud and humbled by the opportunity given to him to continue to serve the...

SLP Cancels All Weekend Activities Over COVID-19 Concerns

The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Saturday night announced the cancellation of all weekend activities, based  on information received from the Department of Health and Wellness regarding a potential spike...

Antigua: Pfizer Vaccine To Be Offered To School Children

Schoolchildren aged 12 to 17 in Antigua and Barbuda will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for protection against the dangerous Covid-19 Delta variant, when an expected batch of doses arrives on...

PAHO Concerned Over Disruption Of Health Services Due To COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services in most countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with...

Saint Lucia Records 30 New COVID-19 Cases, Increases Anticipated Into August

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to manage COVID-19 cases in country. A total of 5567 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in country from March 2020 to present. Over...

ECLAC Wants Caribbean To Develop Platforms To Produce Vaccines, Medicines

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) wants the region to develop platforms for producing and distributing new vaccines and medicines as part of “a concerted regional health...

COVID-19: WHO Boss Gives World A Failing Grade

TOKYO, Japan (AFP)— The head of the World Health Organization told Olympic chiefs "the world is failing" to stop COVID-19 as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 sports programme got underway on Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros...

COVID-19: Martinique Faces New Wave With Over 2,000 Cases In One Week

Health officials in Martinique have warned that the Island's health service is in danger of being overwhelmed, amid a new surge in COVID-19 cases that saw a total of 2, 241...

Saint Lucia Records 3 New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:-  Today Tuesday July 20, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 3 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch...

PAHO Director Urges More COVID-19 Vaccines For Latin America, Caribbean

Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne Wednesday called for increased supplies of COVID-19 vaccines for the Americas, noting that millions in Latin America and the Caribbean still don’t know...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Removes Caribbean Travel Bubble

Pres Release:-  Since the declaration of the outbreak of COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General in January 30, 2020, over 200...

Study Suggests Mixing COVID Vaccines Gives Good Protection

A mix-and-match approach to Covid vaccines - using different brands of jab for first and second doses - gives good protection against the pandemic virus, a UK study has found. The Com-Cov...

WATCH: MOH Promotes NHI, Says It Will Bring Enormous Economic Benefits

The Ministry of Health, asserting that only 18 percent of persons in Saint Lucia of working age have health insurance, has been promoting National Health Insurance (NHI) as a measure that...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records Five More Deaths And Nine New Cases

Press Release:-  Today, Tuesday, June 22, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 9 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 287...

PAHO Concerned Over Slow Pace Of COVID-19 Vaccination In Caribbean, Latin America

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne has  called attention to the slow rate of COVID-19 vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean. And she has warned  that controlling the...

Chastanet Says Moving Into New St Jude Hospital A Priority

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says that moving people  from the George Odlum stadium into the new St Jude Hospital is a priority. He made the comments on his official Facebook page on...

High Blood Pressure In The Caribbean A Cause For Concern

Hypertension or raised blood pressure is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It is therefore not surprising that the non-Latin Caribbean has the highest mortality rate due to cardiovascular disease,...

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