The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) purchased a new state-of-the-art US$59,000 VITROS XT 3400 chemistry analyzer for the Alexandra Hospital’s Lab to assist in the speedy delivery of health care on the island.
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Minister of Health, ICT, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Talent, Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett, officially opened Pharmacy Week 2020 with an address to the nation on Monday. Team Unity Government Again Reaffirms Its Commitment To Advancing Healthcare Delivery In St. Kitts…
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Advancement Of Healthcare And Health Services Remains High On Team Unity’s Agenda On Jul 10, 2020 BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 09, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) — The Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris-led Team Unity administration will look to build on the tremendous strides made in advancing the delivery of
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 15, 2020 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is targeting the year 2021 to launch its universal health care programme as part of its mandate to improve the population’s health and advance prosperity.The date is likely to be sometime in the second half of the year. Honourable Eugene Hamilton, the minister responsible for National Health Insurance
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In a concerted effort to decrease the rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country, the Ministry of Health will in 2021 focus on primary healthcare and community health services, and Minister of Health the Hon Akilah Byron-Nisbett is encouraging everyone to visit their local community health centres to get more information on health related issues.
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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 23, 2021) — Twenty health professionals on Nevis received World Health Organization (WHO) certification for participating in a training exercise “COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Care Workers” at the Disaster Management Department’s (NDMD) conference room on February 19, 2021. Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force …
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 14, 2020 (SKNIS): The Government of National Unity is yet again delivering on its promise to build a stronger and more resilient health care sector with the commencement of the construction of the new St. Peter’s Health Centre. At the ground breaking ceremony, which took place at the site on Monday, September 14, Minister of Health, the Honourable …
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Minister of Health, the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett, encouraged all residents in the district to take full advantage of the new facility and the services being offered. “Remembering that primary health care is the first line of defense against any of the NCD’s [non-communicable diseases] that are out there right now like diabetes or
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The brand new health centre in Tabernacle will officially be commissioned and renamed on Thursday June 25 2020.. Health care services in Tabernacle were moved to the basement of the facility that housed the Daycare Centre after it was found that the building where the health centre was previously located was hazardous, and was subsequently deemed unfit for continued use.
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The Health Advisor also used the opportunity to remind Nevisians of the increasing cost of health care and any contribution monetary or otherwise would assist in some measure to cut cost. “I also want to say finally to the people of Nevis, that the cost of health care is increasing and any contribution that is given whether monetary or in
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The vaccine will not be given if the person is allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine and like any other drug, a history of allergic reactions to any other vaccine or therapies must be reported to the health care provider, she said. She added that pregnant women and …
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“This health facility is part of a shared vision, a shared vision of persons from all walks of life and political persuasions as well,” Minister Hamilton said. “This facility represents a commitment to the values, to the principles and to the elements of Government’s overall strategy of delivering primary healthcare.
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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd, in her remarks stated that with health care financing as another building block of a strong health system, the NIA is well on its way in making the Alexandra Hospital along with its overall infrastructural development in health, the envy of health institutions in the Caribbean and the region of the Americas.
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS (Eye Witness News) — Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa Etienne yesterday urged countries in the region to take necessary steps to protect healthcare workers, whose rate of infection treating patients with the novel coronavirus has been “alarming”. “The scale of this pandemic is unprecedented and no other group has felt this more acutely than the very
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The Health Minister spoke to some of what he termed solid successes that had been made in the island’s health care among them the ongoing work in primary health care, vector control and environmental health. “Those are working and working well. We see the youngsters on the road cleaning the road.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, August 12, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The investments being made in the health sector by the Team Unity administration to help manage and contain the spread of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis will further strengthen the delivery of healthcare in the Federation long after the coronavirus pandemic.
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2 days ago · The Sylvia Garnette Primary Health Care Facility in Tabernacle is one of the four health centres on St. Kitts that is offering Covid-19 vaccination services on a Saturday to accommodate persons who would not normally get time to be vaccinated during the week. The others are Basseterre, New Town, and St. Paul’s Health Centres.
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In Stage 1a, it would be health care workers as they are at high to very risk. These workers include all specialists and internists, doctors and nurses on the COVID-19 Ward, the Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, Accident and Emergency, COVID-19 Testers, Health Centre Nurse Managers, Aids and Emergency Medical Services.
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 29, 2021 (ZIZ News) Minister of Health, the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett has said that all stakeholders stand to benefit from having a full health information system. The Minister was at the time speaking in a recent interview with ZIZ news about the build out and full execution of the Health Information System at all hospitals and community-based institutions
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This will not be an ad hoc thing. It is part of a restructuring of the health sector to look at a graduation of health care facilities, so that you can know what can be handled at a community level, at a national level, at the sub-regional level, and beyond,” he said.
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One of the projects highlighted by the Minister was the construction of the new health centre in St. Peter’s. “The expectation is that this health centre and this facility will be a modern facility that would replace the existing termite-infested, dilapidated structure, which has become unsuitable to provide quality evidence-based primary health care services to the over 4000 consumers of
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 3, 2021 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is now offering the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Vaccine at the Newtown, Basseterre, Tabernacle, Sandy Point, Old Road, St. Paul’s, and Cayon Health Centres at 1:00 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday.. This was mentioned by Dr. Delores Stapleton Harris, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, who appeared on the virtual
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Healthcare that is universally accessible to all in the community through their full participation.” Elvin Bailey, Assistant Director of Public Relations at the Social Security Board revealed that annually The St. Kitts Social Security Board sets aside US$100,000 to contribute to the health sector.
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The Minister noted that the development of a workplace policy for HIV/AIDS and STD’s, the conducting of a survey to assess stigma and discrimination in health care settings, training of health care workers in stigma and discrimination reduction and the development of a confidentiality and privacy protocol, have all been accomplished through
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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 10, 2020) – Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says despite financial constraints the government plans to undertake several health care projects in 2021. The Junior Health Minister unveiled the prospective projects during the 2020 Budget Debate in the Nevis Island Assembly on December 09, 2020.
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Primary health care provided at our health centres should be our first contact with the health system. It is in this primary healthcare setting that individuals, their families, and the communities at large obtain most of their health care. Such care runs the gamut from health promotion and education, to prevention, to treatment, recovery and
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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 11, 2020) — The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark International Nurses Day on May 12, 2020. The World Health Organization has declared the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwives”. Today May 12, 2020, we stand with the rest of the world to salute the
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St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS), has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to present the Ministry of Health with a fully equipped ambulance on February 24, 2021, at the JNF General Hospital grounds.
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New health care policy to be launched On Jan 12, 2018 (ZIZ News) — Minister of Health Hon. Eugene Hamilton says St.Kitts and Nevis is just months away from the introduction of a new Health Care Policy as promised during his campaign for general elections in 2015.
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Pillar 1 focused on ‘one billion people benefiting from universal health care. The minister addressed agenda item 11.8: Neglected tropical diseases’, where she spoke of St. Kitts and Nevis’ success in the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis and endorsed the draft report on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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It’s the health care giant’s first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases. In a collaboration with immunologist and Washington University professor Dr Emil Unanue and his colleagues, researchers at J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals will explore how specific immune system
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Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health, through the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (2013-2018), plans to reduce the harmful consumption of alcohol by three per cent by 2018. T
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Charlestown, Nevis, May 29, 2019 (NIA): The Ministry of Health on Nevis will be better able to execute its outreach programmes, thanks to the gift of a medical vehicle from the Government and people of Japan. The gift is part of a multi-million dollar donation from Japan to assist in health …
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The provision of preventive and primary healthcare is the most cost-efficient approach to achieving universal health coverage. Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare has developed tools utilizing artificial intelligence and cloud computing to access the massive databases it has built over the past 24 years.
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The plaque reads “the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA ) Men’s Commission St. Kitts Circuit – presented to all health care providers of the IBHS Institutional Based Health Services in recognition and appreciation for its commitment and dedication in health care.”
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The demise of Nurse Arceo has intensely affected the entire staff of the Ministry of Health, her nursing colleagues and the other members of the local Philippino community. Words alone cannot adequately convey the impact of the huge loss of Nurse Arceo on the health care system, particulary, in the area of maternal and child health.
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Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS) — The soon to be completed Day Treatment Centre promises to deliver mental health care with respect and dignity. This was the common thread interwoven through the statements made during a tour of the construction site of the new facility on October 8th, commencing with Honourable Wendy Phipps, Minister of State
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(Labour Secretariat) 26 02 2010: Minister of Health, Social Services, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, Hon. Marcella Liburd has revealed that the Ministry of Health is conducting a campaign that would address the cost effectiveness of the country’s primary health care services.
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Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system is globally renowned for providing citizens with easy access to high-quality medical services. Over 99 percent of the population is enrolled in the single-payer NHI, while around 93 percent of the country’s health care providers participate.
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(ZIZ News)-- The Ministry of Health has continued taking steps to prepare health care workers to respond to an Ebola case and possibly an outbreak.A series of training sessions for JNF Hospital staff wrapped up on Thursday [Nov. 13].It was the final
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Dr. Yitades Gebre, PAHO/World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, noted that since January 2020 the Pan American Health Organization has been engaging with St. Kitts and Nevis to determine the level of preparedness and provide training for healthcare and other frontline workers for COVID-19.
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The newly commissioned Health Care facility in Tabernacle will help to ease the hassle of traveling to Basseterre to access primary healthcare. This was according to Paula Boddie-Dia, Community Nurse in charge of the Tabernacle Health Centre, now known as the Sylvia Garnette Health Care Facility.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 14, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Team Unity-led Government of St. Kitts and Nevis broke ground today, Monday, September 11 to signal the commencement of construction on the brand new state-of-the-art health center in St. Peter’s. Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony
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“Health can be a driving force for change. Improved health and access to health care will translate into stronger economies, more cohesive societies, and in nations better able to integrate and compete in the global world.” Dr. Etienne, a Dominican national replaced Dr. Mirta Roses Periago of Argentina, who held the position for ten years.
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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (FEBRUARY 08, 2013) — Minister of Health on Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley told workers at the Solid Waste Management Authority, that they were critical to the island’s health care system and tourism sector and they had the full support of the Ministry of Health.
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The new Sylvia Garnette Primary Health Care Facility will cater for a variety of services including child health and immunization services, antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, diabetes and hypertension management and district medical officer consultations.
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The Health Minister urged persons to pay their Social Security contributions which he reminded, would ensure the Board’s continued assistance to the people of Nevis. Meantime, Director of Social Security Mrs. Sephlin Lawrence, explained their most recent gift to the people of Nevis, through the Ministry of Health, was not the first.
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Mr. Brantley thanked the nurses for their invaluable contribution to the provision of quality health care on Nevis, especially for having been on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our nurses continue to be an integral part of the delivery of health care and we feel it is important that we adequately remunerate them, particularly
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(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Mental Health Day Treatment Centre was today, Tuesday, February 20, renamed in honour of a pioneer in mental health care, the late Dr. Arthur W. Lake – an honour Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said is well deserving.
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