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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Grange Healthcare facility CEO advocates against older person abuse

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Abuse against older persons needs to stop and has made recommendations on how to stop it, according to Mrs. Patricia...

Anti-malaria fight slowed by access gaps, COVID-19, lack of funding

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable...

WHO: Every move counts towards better health

GENEVA -- Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many...

Eleven COVID-19 mutations detected by scientists in Costa Rica

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- SARS-CoV-2 is the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A virus...

Businesses encouraged, adhere to COVID-19 measures during December VAT Days

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Businesses and enterprises in St. Kitts and Nevis are strongly encouraged to develop robust capacity rotation plans to ensure social...

Health Promotion Unit plans World AIDS Day activities in Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health on Nevis, is encouraging members of the public to participate in...

A cervical cancer-free future: First-ever global commitment to eliminate a cancer

GENEVA –- The World Health Organisation’s (WHO‘s) Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, launched Nov. 17, outlines three key steps: vaccination,...

Federation receives personal protection equipment from Canada

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- A generous donation of personal protective equipment (PPEs) was received on November 13 by St. Kitts and Nevis to be...

WHA73 virtual conference discusses neglected tropical diseases

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Four St. Kitts and Nevis representatives participated in WHA73, a virtual meeting which resumed on November 9 to 14 by...

‘The Nurse and Diabetes’ World Diabetes Day 2020 theme

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on...

HMP has strict measures to avoid COVID-19 outbreak

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts and Nevis has in place strict measures and protocols to protect staff and inmates...

Public encouraged to protect themselves, others against Dengue Fever

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- With the increase in rainfall in St. Kitts and Nevis over the past couple of days, everyone is encouraged to...

Public responsible to keep protocols to prevent second wave of COVID-19

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- St. Kitts and Nevis reopened its borders to international commercial flights and travellers on October 31. Dr. Hazel Laws, Chief...

Nevis health facility continues preparing for COVID-19

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Ministry of Health on Nevis continues to put measures in place at the island’s main health facility in preparation for...

Nevis Health Promotion Unit hosts World Diabetes Day 2020 activities

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- A week of activities with the theme “The Nurse and Diabetes,” begins on November 9 to observe World Diabetes Day hosted...

Pfizer announces final phases of COVID-19 vaccine testing

NEW YORK -- Pfizer Inc. and BioNTechSE has announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in...

Prime Minister Harris addresses CARICOM global meeting on COVID-19

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, in his capacity as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Lead...

Telemedicine Clinic treats 206 Nevisian eye care patients

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Two hundred and six Nevisians continue receiving care from the Nevis Eye Care Programme at the Alexandra Hospital, through a Telemedicine...

Nurses in Nevis receive retroactive salary upgrade

CHARLESTOWN Nevis -- The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has fulfilled a promise to nurses on the island to upgrade their salaries. According to Premier...

St. Kitts and Nevis hospitals prepared if severe COVID-19 cases develop

BASSERERRE, St. Kitts -- As the borders are set to reopen on October 31, hospitals across the Federation are prepared to care for people...

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