Mission Statement

To pursue excellence in Health education/health promotion programs that enable persons to increase control over the determinants of health and adopt healthier lifestyles.

The Health Education Unit was established in 1996.

  • The roles and responsibilities of the Unit are:
  • To assess community needs for health education
  • To plan and implement, monitor and evaluate provide health education / promotion programs with communities.
  • To communicate population health needs  to facilitate health services , policies and programs
  • To act as a health resource Unit for the population.
  • To develop health communication materials –pamphlets, flyers, posters.
  • To develop and present health tips and articles for print and electronic media dissemination.

Environmental Health Services Division on Nevis announces Food Handlers Clinics for June

The following is an announcement from the Environmental Health Services Division in the Ministry of Health, regarding Food Handlers Clinics in June.

Nevis Health Minister thanks Barrels For Change founder for staging health fair

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 28, 2017) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) expressed gratitude to Kechelsa Rawlins, Founder of Barrels For Change Inc., on behalf of the government and people of Nevis, for staging a health fair in partnership with the ministry. The […]

SKNFRS official says continuous safety education for primary schoolers important

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 03, 2017) —  An official in the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS), Nevis Division, believes that continuous education on the dangers of fire and safety measures are of utmost importance.   Deputy Fire Officer Abdias Samuel told the Department of Information in an invited comment, moments after […]

NIA recognizes urgency in dealing with NCDs, Health Official says

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 24, 2017) – Nicole Slack-Liburd, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health on Nevis,  says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) recognizes the urgency of addressing the incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on the island and has so far embarked on a number of initiatives to deal with the matter.   Slack-Liburd, […]

For the first quarter of this year, the Health department has seen an outbreak in Gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is very contagious. The virus is spread mainly through the fecal-oral route. Washing your hands often has proven to be very effective in eliminating and reducing the spread of microorganisms.

Please view the attached files and kindly disseminate by:

  1. Posting the Proper Hand Washing Poster in you restrooms and kitchens as a guide for clean hands (preferable above the wash station).
  2. Distributing or sharing the 10 Facts of Gastroenteritis with all staff/employees. Feel free to share among the community.

Be part of the solution to stop the spread of Gastroenteritis as well as to promote healthy living.

NB. If you require a hand washing demonstration, contact the Health Promotion Unit to schedule a session.

Contact: (869) 469-8010, 469-5521 x 2037/2064,
email: healthpromotion@niagov.com

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