Many diseases can be initiated, promoted, sustained or stimulated by environmental factors.  For that reason, “Environmental Health is the segment of Public Health that is concerned with assessing, understanding and controlling the impact of people on their environment and the impact of the environment on them.” 

The main office of the Environmental Health Unit is located at the Charlestown Health Centre, Main Street. However there are four districts to service the island, namely:   

  1. Charlestown
  2. Combermere
  3. Gingerland
  4. Cotton Ground 

The services offered are:

  • Premises Inspection
  • Vector Control
  • Food Establishment Inspection
  • Meat Inspection
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Port Health
  • Latrine Sanitation & Sale of Latrine Fittings
  • Health Education
  • Occupational Health
  • Pollution Control
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster Management

Dates set for Food Handlers Clinics in September

The following is an announcement from the Environmental Health Services Division in the Ministry of Health on Nevis, regarding Food Handlers Clinics to be held in September.

NIA’s Environmental Health Division announces schedule for Food Handler’s Clinics

The following is an announcement from the Environmental Health Services Division in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a schedule for Food Handler’s Clinics.

Min. of Health announces call for MUA/NIA 2017-2018 scholarships

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 02, 2017) — The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health regarding call for Medical University of the Americas (MUA)/ Nevis Island Administration (NIA) 2017-2018 scholarships.   The MUA and the NIA announces a Call for Scholarships for the period 2017-2018.   Two MUA/NIA Scholarships will be awarded towards […]

Nevis Health Minister announces plans to extend health services at Alexandra Hospital

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 19, 2016) — The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) plans to continue expanding the services offered at the Alexandra Hospital once work, which is expected to commence on the physical plant in 2017, is completed.   Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health Hon. Mark Brantley said at a recent sitting […]

Newcastle Police Station to shut down due to environmental concerns; Police officers be redeployed

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 28, 2016) — The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in conjunction with the Federal Government are taking steps to redeploy police officers stationed at the Newcastle Police Station to neighbouring police districts by November 15, 2016, as a temporary […]

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Environmental Health Services Divison
Chapel Street, Charlestown
Charlestown , Nevis
Tel: (869) 469 5521
Fax: (869) 469 5968


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