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Basseterre, KN
Sunday, October 1, 2023


The Leadership of the Ministry of Health is committed to improving healthcare delivery in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. A number of inherited issues have been identified that require immediate action.
Ambassador Francis said that although the donation was small, it was a significant one, especially realizing that COVID-19 has taught us all to be more protective of our health in particular where infectious diseases are concerned.
Diabetes is a common, chronic, progressive, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood sugar. The condition occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough of the insulin hormone, which regulates blood sugar, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin, it produces.
During an opening ceremony for the training course on Friday, November 04, 2022, at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Delores Stapleton Harris said the Ministry is of the view that every medical professional, including doctors and nurses, should possess a valid Basic Life Support Certification.
"So, the same way if…your pressure is up, you go to the doctor and look for some pointers, counselling can be a good way for you..."
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, under the leadership of Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, also intends to scale up the number of skilled professionals working in the healthcare system and invest in the training and recruitment of more specialist doctors and nurses.
October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year we use this opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of breast health. This annual month-long campaign seeks to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer not only on survivors but on their loved ones as well.
Enthusiastic walk participants had assembled at the Independence Square as early as 6:00 a.m. and among the first to arrive were Ambassador Lin, and Prime Minister Dr Drew. Also coming early was the Premier of Nevis, the Hon Mark Brantley, who jokingly told fellow walk participants that he had walked from Nevis.
HFMD is a common and benign disease caused by a virus that is spread by fecal-contaminated hands, coughing, sneezing, saliva and fluid from blisters or scabs and contaminated objects and surfaces. The last outbreak was in 2017.
Hotelier Mr Anthony Bowen, General Manager of Hamilton Beach Villas and Spa, Nelson’s Spring in Nevis, pointed out that he has worked in every island from Jamaica to Trinidad with the exception of the United States Virgin Islands, and he had found Nevis to be a charming and clean island where one does not see a lot of garbage. But while there is a big sense of pride, people need “to cut down the source of all the garbage first, and try to minimise that before we worry how we will recycle it.”