Health

Risk Communication Training to Help Senior Health Officials

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, June 19, 2016: “Risk communication is an important tool in managing health threats such as Ebola, which posed a threat to Caribbean society, and now Zika” stated Dr. C. James Hospedales.    The Executive Director of...

Health screening

PRESS RELEASE:- The Primary Health Care (Community Health Nursing Service) through the staff of the La Croix Maingot Wellness Centre will be conducting a Health Screening Activity on Friday June 17, 2016 at 8:30am. This activity will be held at the...

New Minister for Health reports for duty

PRESS RELEASE:-Newly sworn in Minister for Health and Wellness Senator Mary Isaac wasted no time in getting down to business as she reported to work on Wednesday June 15th  just hours after being officially sworn in. The Minister while not...

Laparoscopic surgical workshop at St Jude

PRESS RELEASE:-St Jude Hospital is playing host to prominent surgeon – Professor Dilip Dan this week for a three day workshop aimed at developing surgical laparoscopic technique. Laparoscopic surgery, which is also known as keyhole surgery, allows surgeons to use...

Update on Zika virus

PRESS RELEASE:- Zika virus disease is generally a mild viral disease, caused by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Only 1 out of every 4 persons affected with the disease may develop symptoms such as fever, skin rash,...

IAU to host mega-blood drive

VIEUX FORT, St. Lucia — Countries around the world will celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14th, 2016. World Blood Donor Day is designed to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donations and thank volunteers for their donations. True...

St. Lucia Blood Bank prepares for World Blood Donor Day

Shootings, stabbings, domestic violence, road accidents, hemorrhaging during child birth, dialysis and the list can go on, are all connected. All these tragic usually sudden events require one precious resource to produce miraculous lifesaving outcomes for the victims. Blood...

Owen King EU Hospital receives supplies

PRESS RELEASE:-Up to six Container loads of equipment and furniture earmarked the Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH) were destuffed on the grounds of the new hospital revealing high-end tools, supplies and equipment from Unit Export, one of the suppliers...

One patient, one record

PRESS RELEASE:- The Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH) will receive technical support in setting up its Health Management Information System (HMIS) from a UK based company called RIOMED. A representative from RIOMED, Mario Mohammed said RIOMED currently provides healthcare solutions...

Flow Helps Promote Local Bodybuilding, Health and Fitness

Flow’s sponsorship of the 2016 Sidonie Invitational Body Building and Fitness classic has demonstrated once again that the company remains deeply committed to supporting local sports and the development of St. Lucia’s sportsmen and women. Flow partnered with the Sidonie...

Cancer screening to be held at Gros Islet Polyclinic

The Community Health Nursing Service through the staff of the Primary Health Care Department of the Gros Islet Polyclinic will be hosting a walk-in cancer screening clinic, on Wednesday, June 8, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The aim of...

MOH investigating H1N1 death

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched an investigation into the death of a nine year old from H1N1, Chief Medical (CMO), Doctor Merlene Fredericks has disclosed. The death was first reported last night during the HTS Evening News. Fredericks told...

Dreaded superbug reaches the US

MSN News:- For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying a bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end...

Update on St. Jude hospital

Our government is extremely pleased that St. Jude Hospital is finally nearing completion. There have been many challenges in completing this hospital and I must admit that this process has taken much longer than we had originally anticipated. Allow me...

SLP promises health care for all

Hon. Alvina Reynolds, Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, spoke with passion and commitment today at an SLP Press Conference as she described the SLP’s intention to create a Universal Health Care system that will provide...

Networking to Combat Zika and other Mosquito borne Diseases

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 19th May 2016.   Zika, the latest mosquito borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas.  This disease, along with Dengue and Chikungunya continues to threaten the health, tourism, social...

Call for police probe into food poisoning

A relative of one of the victims of Sunday’s food poisoning incident has called for a police probe. The woman, who spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity, recalled that her Aunt complained of feeling unwell shortly after consuming...

More than 14 in Micoud sick from food poisoning

More than fourteen persons were treated for suspected food poisoning last night, after  consuming chicken roti from a vendor, it has been reported. The incident occurred at Micoud near a ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) event, according to reports...

Dominica: Zika cases jump to 28

Jamaica Observer:-Health authorities say at least two pregnant women have contracted the mosquito borne Zika virus as the number of cases of people infected with the virus jumped to 28. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson, says there are no...

PAHO donates bed nets

The Ministry of Health received a quantity of bed nets from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to assist in the Zika response on island. The presentation was made on Friday 13th May in the Department of the Environmental...

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