CARPHA officials pay a courtesy call to Saint Lucia health minister

CARPHA officials pay a courtesy call to Saint Lucia health minister

Health Minister Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste was recently visited by the Caribbean Health Agency’s Management Team to discuss important matters like sustainable development and its importance for public health and environmental health issues.  Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director of the CARPHA said that this trip would provide the team with a good opportunity to…

Workshop on Healthy lifestyle conducted

Workshop on Healthy lifestyle conducted

The Health Ministry’s Nutrition unit is conducting a Nutrition fair for raising awareness among the students and the parents about the benefits of proper diet, exercise, substance abuse, dental hygiene, stress management and overall health.  Lisa Hunt, Chief Nutritionist highlighted the importance of having a proper eating habits filled with healthy food and exercise to…

6th Covid wave in St. Lucia, Ministry updates guidelines 

6th Covid wave in St. Lucia, Ministry updates guidelines 

The Health Ministry of St Lucia has updated the revised protocol which positive Covid patients must follow. This new notification mandates patients to test themselves at a  private facility or a respiratory clinic, in addition to furnishing some new information.  This update is in connection with the 6th wave of Covid, which the country is…

The Chief medical officer (CMO) sheds light on general health issues

The Chief medical officer (CMO) sheds light on general health issues

Dr. Sharon Belmar-George,  Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of St. Lucia gave an update on overall health problems on Wednesday, including the COVID-19 status and the heightened risk of vector-borne infections during the monsoon rains. Belmar-George also said that no instances of monkeypox have been reported in Saint Lucia yet. She did say, though, that the Island…

Saint Lucia has released a total of 51 new COVID-19 cases

Saint Lucia has released a total of 51 new COVID-19 cases

The Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs Ministry verified 51 fresh positive Covid cases on late Saturday, June 4, 2022. On Friday, June 3, 2022, these samples were chosen from 213 samples, including 28 from Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited and 185 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. The testing samples were obtained on June 2, 2022,…

Monkeypox Research Priorities Set by WHO Consultation

Monkeypox Research Priorities Set by WHO Consultation

In light of recent outbreaks of monkeypox in both endemic and non-endemic countries, the R&D plan by WHO organised a worldwide research consultation with more than five hundred experts and over two thousand volunteers to highlight gaps in knowledge and research guideline for dealing with monkeypox. For two days, high-level experts and researchers from around…