Health

Saint Lucia To Improve COVID-19 Surveillance With New Devices

Press Release: The Ministry of Health is continuously working to keep its citizens safe from the COVID-19 virus by improving its response measures to quarantine. The Ministry of Health is well on...

Victoria Hospital Staff Lounge Gets A Facelift

The Staff lounge of the Victoria Hospital (Respiratory Hospital) has received a much-needed facelift.  More in this report from Fernelle Neptune: https://youtu.be/QV7XtCBORBU  

Martinique Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Martinique Thursday began a vaccination campaign against COVID-19, local reports say. According to the reports, the authorities are giving priority to frontline workers. They include nursing staff, firefighters and home helpers over 50...

Saint Lucia Receives 74 Negative COVID-19 Test Results

Press Release:-  Today Thursday December 3, 2020 the Ministry of Health received a total of 74 negative COVID-19 results bringing the total number of COVID-19 test done in country to date...

World Bank Helps Strengthen Saint Lucia’s Health Care

Press Release:- The Health System Strengthening Project (HSSP) is one of the most recent initiatives forged out of a partnership with the Government of Saint Lucia and the World Bank Group. ...

UK Authorises Emergency Use Of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — British officials authorised a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking...

Over 800 People In Saint Lucia Living With HIV

A senior Saint Lucia medical official has disclosed that over 800 people in this country are living with HIV. "As of September 2020 in Saint Lucia, there are 834 persons known to...

Former CMO Says Saint Lucia Needs ‘COVID Champions’

Amid mounting cases of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia, former Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Stephen King, has asserted that what the country needs now are 'COVID Champions'. He spoke against the backdrop...

SLP Plans To Complete Universal Health Care System

Press Release:-  A Universal Health Care System will be established by the Saint Lucia Labour Party when it gets into office. This was announced by the Political Leader of the Saint Lucia...

PAHO Calls For Improving Diabetes Control

On the eve of World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges better control of diabetes to prevent related complications as well as potentially life-threatening complications associated...

Saint Lucia Confirms Nearly 900 Cases Of Dengue, 365 Others Suspected

Cases of dengue fever in Saint Lucia continue to rise, with the country reporting nearly 900 cases of the disease. The disclosure was made Thursday by Medical Officer of Health - Dr....

CMO: People Ignoring Symptoms Of COVID-19

Health authorities in Saint Lucia are concerned that people who may have symptoms of COVID-19 are ignoring them. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, made the concern known at a news conference...

Respiratory Clinics Now Open on Saturdays

Press release: Effective this weekend and until further notice, the Ministry of Health has extended the hours of operation at community respiratory clinics. The public is asked to note that services will...

Caribbean Observes Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Week

Adolescent pregnancy disproportionately affects girls who are already marginalized and further affects their educational and employment opportunities, thus contributing to the continuation of intergenerational cycles of poverty, exclusion, and marginalization. This year,...

Reopening Of Respiratory Clinics

Press Release:- The Primary Health Care Unit in the Department of Health and Wellness informs the public that the respiratory clinic in the following communities will be re-opened from Saturday, October 24,...

MP Praises Mabouya Football Team For Cooperating With COVID-19 Testing

Press Release:-  Mabouya Valley, October 20th, 2020 – In the past few days the Ministry of Health has reported that at least 2 residents of Aux Lyons have tested positive for Covid-19. Consequently,...

Saint Lucia Contact Tracing Team Establishes Common Link in Covid-19 Investigations

Press Release: Saint Lucia has recorded 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. Over the last nine days, the Ministry of Health received confirmation of eight new cases of COVID-19. These...

SLP Promises To Reintroduce Plans For Universal Health Care

A  Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration will reintroduce plans for Universal Health Care. The party made its position known in a post on its official Facebook page Thursday, as it stressed...

PAHO Celebrates Reduction In Rabies Cases In The Americas

“End Rabies: Collaborate and Vaccinate" is the theme of World Rabies Day 2020, observed every 28 September to promote the fight against rabies, raise awareness of its prevention and celebrate achievements....

Saint Lucia COVID-19 Health Update

Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.  Presently there are no active cases of COVID-19 on island. The last case has been repatriated to the United...

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