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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Piaye Combined School will receive a grant of US$62,189 from the Government of Japan to build a new toilet facility and lunchroom as well as to renovate the staffroom. The Project for Improving the Health Environment at Piaye Combined School aims to provide a healthier and safer environment for present and ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – This year, 2020, has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization. This coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who was one of the founders of modern nursing. This is history in the making as all the nations of ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) – The Ministry of Health & Wellness says Jamaica remains malaria free as it says the country has not recorded any local transmission of the disease. Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by the plasmodium falciparum parasite. The disease produces chills, headache, a high fever, and other flu-like symptoms. The malaria parasite ...

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Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness recognizes the contribution of Dr. Merlene Fredericks – James to healthcare as the first female Chief Medical Officer of St. Lucia. Dr. Fredericks- James graduated from Medical School at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica attaining her MBBS in 1997. She worked as a Senior House […]

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Health Minister Mary Isaac has urged citizens to exercise restraint during the Christmas season, asserting that Jesus Christ does not reward excessive indulgence in drinking and eating. She indicated that celebrating Christmas must include protecting one’s health. “We must discourage any form of violence, hatred, anger and envy,” Isaac declared in a message to mark […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Health & Wellness continues to make maternal and child health a major priority by enhancing programmes to monitor the health of children. The Department of Health & Wellness recently launched the new national child health record and revised maternal, child and adolescent health manual aimed at improving maternal and ...

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Press Release:-  The Department of Health & Wellness recently launched the new national child health record and revised maternal, child and adolescent health manual aimed at improving maternal and child health in Saint Lucia.   The new national child health record will serve as a tool to monitor a child’s growth, development and use of health […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean has been selected as one of the priority regions of the Lancet Countdown over the period 2019-2023 based on the region’s extreme vulnerabilities to climate change. In an effort to raise the profile and stimulate action on climate change and health in the Caribbean, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) will ...

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(CMC) – Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says that weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, there are bodies that remain unclaimed in a refrigerated trailer on the island of Abaco. “In the trailer in Abaco, a significant number of bodies I believe probably about 50 (have not been claimed). DNA samples have been taken ...

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