Health

Disruption In Urgent Care At Dennery Hospital

The Department of Health and Wellness has announced that the Urgent Care unit at the Dennery Hospital will be closed during the period Monday, August 26 to Thursday, September 5, 2019. According to the department, the closure is to facilitate...

Health Minister Recounts Delays She Experienced In Getting Hospital Treatment

Saint Lucia's Health Minister Mary Isaac has been recounting her experience about six years ago in getting treatment at Victoria Hospital. Isaac spoke against the backdrop of concerns about long delays experienced in getting treatment at the health care facility...

Saint Lucia ‘Grateful’ For Free Medical Care From US Hospital Ship

Press Release:- The Ministry of Health and Wellness in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs is coordinating a humanitarian mission visit by the United States Naval Ship Comfort from September 23, 2019 to October 2, 2019. During its deployment, the...

US Hospital Ship To Provide Free Medical Services To Saint Lucians

Hundreds of Saint Lucians are expected to benefit from the visit here next month of the United States Naval Hospital Ship Comfort. The hospital vessel will be here from September 23 to October 2, 2019. While here it will provide free...

WHO urges Caribbean countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Caribbean countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis, and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO,...

Mutating HIV Could Make Anti-Viral Drugs Ineffective

Sky News- HIV is mutating and becoming increasingly resistant to current drugs, the World Health Organisation has warned. In a new report, the WHO said all antiretroviral drugs, including newer ones, are at risk of becoming totally ineffective due to the...

‘Ear Tickle’ Therapy Could Help Slow Ageing

Sky News:- Getting a tickle behind the ear is not just good for a giggle, it could slow down one of the effects of ageing. Scientists have developed a short daily therapy that recreates the sensation via a small and pain-free...

Barbados To Recruit Nurses From Ghana

Barbados Nation:- A six-member team will leave Barbados next month to start the recruitment of nurses in Ghana. But before that happens, every effort is being made to ensure that all of the registered nurses and nursing aides here at home...

COMMENTARY: A Moral Test For Saint Lucia Is Justice In Health Care

By Harvey Cenac Our health care system in Saint Lucia is far from perfect, and therefore worth arguing that our health care services need a major overhaul, much like the current United Workers Party (UWP) administration. Moreover, our health care system...

CMO Says Risk Of Ebola Case In Saint Lucia ‘Extremely Low’

Saint Lucia's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Doctor Merlene Fredericks-James, has said that in the Caribbean and Saint Lucia the risk of getting a case of Ebola is extremely low. Last week World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusy...

PM Has High Hopes For Reconstructed St Jude Hospital

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed the hope that when when completed in 2020, the reconstructed St Jude Hospital will erase the sad memories of the last 10 years that resulted in the medical institution having to operate from...

PM Updates Medical Fraternity On OKEUH

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet met the new executive of the Saint Lucia Medical & Dental Association along with officials from the Ministry of Health & Wellness, to update them on the Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH). The meeting was held...

Haiti Launches Campaign To Vaccinate Children Against Measles

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Haitian Government has announced plans for a major vaccination programme for toddlers against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis. The Ministry of Public Health said that the vaccination programme will be held between July 15 and 19...

New Report Warns Of Obesity Epidemic In Caribbean & Latin America

PARIS, France (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean is facing an obesity epidemic while paradoxically the number of people facing food insecurity in the region continues to rise, the OECD and FAO warned in a report on Monday. "In Latin America...

Pierre: Health Care Will Be Top Priority For Labour Government

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told a town hall meeting of his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) that health care will be the number one priority when the party is returned to power. “When the people of Saint Lucia return...

Met Office Issues Alert As Tropical Wave Affects Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Department has issued an alert, advising Saint Lucians to be on guard against the possibility of flooding, landslides and falling trees as a tropical wave affects the island. Officer in Charge of the Department, Andre Joyeux,...

Saint Lucia Launches Vaccination Campaign

Saint Lucia has launched a vaccination campaign with the aim of ensuring a vaccine coverage of 95 percent or more in children aged 0 to 5 years, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced. A release from the ministry...

Nurse Resignations Affecting Saint Lucia Health Care

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Felix St Hill, has disclosed that up to two nurses on average are quitting Saint Lucia's health service every week. And he says it is affecting primary and secondary health care. "The fact...

Ministry Warns Of Possible Health Impact Of Saharan Dust In Saint Lucia

Press Release:-  You may have heard of the Saharan dust that is blowing across the tropical Atlantic and affecting the Caribbean and other countries. Most of the Saharan dust is formed between November and April in the Saharan Desert,...

Health Minister Says Health Care In Saint Lucia Improving

Saint Lucia's Health Minister Mary Isaac has expressed the view that health care locally is getting better. "It is improving day by day - slowly yes, because there's a lot of financing that's required," she told reporters this week. Isaac observed...

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