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Elimination of aedes aegypti mosquito critical in Zika prevention

Elimination of aedes aegypti mosquito critical in Zika prevention


September 22, 2016    inSKN News

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 21, 2016 (SKNIS): Local retired entomologist Dr. Sam Rawlins said that it is possible to reduce the prevalence of the zika-carrying aedes aegypti mosquito if all members of the community become involved in what he terms “integrated vector management.” “I’m preaching the message of integrated vector management for disease transmission interruption,” …

New Acting CMO Appointed For St. Kitts And Nevis

New Acting CMO Appointed For St. Kitts And Nevis


September 17, 2016    inSKN News

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts and Nevis has a new Acting Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hazel Laws took up the post effective Thursday, September 15. Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF Hospital Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, who had been serving as Acting CMO for the past two months, told WINN FM over the …

Non-Communicable Diseases continue to affect countries in the Americas

Non-Communicable Diseases continue to affect countries in the Americas


September 13, 2016    inSKN Info

AS the Caribbean region marks September 10-18 as “Wellness Week”, concerns are being raised over the high incidents of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Americas. St. Kitts and Nevis is not excluded from the list of countries in the region where NCDs are prevalent.In fact, health officials in the Federation have pleaded to citizens and …

Minister of Health accepts donations for JNF General Hospital and disabled residents

Minister of Health accepts donations for JNF General Hospital and disabled residents


September 13, 2016    inSKN Info

Minister of Health Honourable Eugene Hamilton had the pleasant task of accepting EC$50,000, US$50,000, wheel chairs and other supplies for the Joseph N. France General Hospital and the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Persons with Disabilities, on Friday (September 09, 2016).The students of Windsor University contributed EC$50,000 from their Annual Windsor University Joseph N France (JNF) …

Government’s policy to deliver healthcare from communities being met says Hamilton

Government’s policy to deliver healthcare from communities being met says Hamilton


September 12, 2016    inSKN Info

Federal Minister with responsibility for Health, the Hon Eugene Hamilton, has said that through partnerships his government’s overall policy to deliver healthcare from the communities is being met. Minister Hamilton, who also has responsibilities for Agriculture, National Health Insurance, Human Settlement, Community Development, Gender Affairs, Social Services, Cooperatives, and Lands, made the remarks Friday September …

Acting CMO Wilkinson thanks JNF General Hospital donors

Acting CMO Wilkinson thanks JNF General Hospital donors


September 12, 2016    inSKN Info

The Joseph Nathaniel France General Hospital, the Pogson Hospital, and eleven health centres have benefitted from proceeds of this year’s annual Windsor University/Joseph N. France General Hospital concert that was held in June at the St. Kitts Marriott.According to Dr Cameron Wilkinson, the Acting Chief Medical Officer who is also the Surgeon and Medical Chief …


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