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Dumped poultry stolen from Barbados landfill

Dumped poultry  stolen from a landfill in Barbados prompted a warning Wednesday from health authorities for citizens to be on the look out for contaminated turkey wings. Barbados Today has...

Venezuela: Primary health care ranks 2nd in world

AVN:-  After Cuba, Venezuela stands out as the second nation in the world with greater capacity for primary health care, an achievement that is possible thanks to the performance...

Statement on recall of Forest Springs bottled water

Press Release:-“We hereby inform the public of an isolated incident related to ONE specific batch of water produced by Forest Spring; batch number 319 27/04/18 We are investigating the...

Vaccination Week in the Americas celebrates 15 years

Press Release:-More than 60 million people will be vaccinated against a series of dangerous diseases during the 15th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA), the largest immunization initiative of...

Forest Springs bottled water recalled

Forest Springs bottled water is being jointly recalled by the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) and Forest Springs Ltd, due to concerns about possible contamination of the 1.5...
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Saint Lucia lifts ban on Brazil corned beef

A temporary ban imposed on corned beef from Brazil last month has been lifted. The ban was imposed on March 22, 2017, following international concerns relating to the unwholesomeness of meat...
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Ministry of Health to conduct survey to determine prevalence of Snail Fever in communities

The snails that can transmit bilharzia have been spotted in the communities of Babonneau, Micoud and Soufriere. The Ministry of Health and Wellness will undertake a survey, next week, to...
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Ministry of Health to test 2,000 children for schistosomiasis

The survey will sample 2000 school-aged children. The Ministry of Health will conduct a medical survey later this month to test for schistosomiasis, in order to determine whether the disease...
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Health ministry launches campaign under theme “depression: let’s talk”

The year-long global campaign on depression aims to build awareness and encourage persons to seek help. The Ministry of Health and Wellness along with the World Health Organization will be...

Let’s Talk? Saint Lucian Culture and the Expression of Emotion

By Francisca Plummer - Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist: In societies such as ours with a strong tradition of self-silencing, it appears that World Health Organization (WHO) has presented an enormous challenge this World Health...