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Saint Lucia observes World Cancer Day

Press Release:-February 4th is observed as World Cancer Day internationally. The Union International Contre Le Cancer (UICC) has chosen the theme “WE CAN, I CAN”. It is a call...

Asthma Workshop for Teachers

Press Release:-Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Teachers of the Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School are now better equipped to identify, counsel and support students with Asthma. The knowledge...

Obesity rate in Barbados high – report

Barbados Nation:-No country in Latin America and the Caribbean has a higher obesity rate than Barbados, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

Barbados: UK couple blasts hospital

Newcastle Chronicle:- Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on Saturday said they had not received an official complaint from a UK couple who claimed that the husband nearly died...

T&T: Ministry to ban sugar drinks at schools

Trinidad Express:-The Ministry of Health is banning the sale of sugar sweetened drinks at all Government and Government-assisted schools from April 2017. The move comes amid alarming statistics which point...

Ministry partners with Starkey Hearing Foundation

Press Release:-Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that more than 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss with the highest percentage in developing countries. However, half of...

Gastroenteritis alert for Saint Lucia

The Ministry of Health has issued a Gastroenteritis alert for Saint Lucia, noting that there has been an increase in reported cases of the condition. Medical Officer of Health, Doctor...

Antigua: OECS-Cuba medical school proposed

Antigua Observer:-Students from the United States (US) and the wider Caribbean may soon flock to Antigua & Barbuda if a proposal to establish a joint Organisation of Eastern Caribbean...

Spotlight on students with asthma

Press Release:-January 26, 2017 - The OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (OECS/PPS) is exploring ways to enhance students’ health beyond its mandate of procuring medicines and medical supplies for OECS...

Mother gets help for baby’s surgery

A mother of Trois Pitons, Castries, has reported receiving the help she needs to pay for urgent surgery required by her baby. Christal Jorney, 30, said since the Times published...