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Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration

Nevis Health Minister delivers address for Nurses Week 2017

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 09, 2017) — The following is an address by Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Mark Brantley, on the occasion of Nurses Week 2017.
 
Good evening to all citizens and residents, 
 
Nurse’s week is commemorated annually around the May 12, to highlight the importance of the nursing profession by celebrating the birthday of Florence Nightingale, often referred to as the founder of nursing. This year’s theme is “A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”, with activities in Nevis spanning the period May 08 to 14, 2017. 
 
This theme was chosen by the International Council of Nursing (ICN), not only to educate nurses about the SDGs but to highlight that nurses are already making a significant contribution in the realization of these 17 international goals. 
 
The ICN has chosen to highlight some of this work through global case studies. I believe that nurses in the St .Kitts and Nevis should also be commended and have realized equal successes.
 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration

Nevis Minister of Health delivers address for World Kidney Day 2017

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 09, 2017) – The following is an address delivered by Minister of Heath in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Mark Brantley on the occasion of World Kidney Day, observed on March 09.
 
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign which is commemorated every year during the month of March, to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
 
This year’s theme is “Kidney Disease and Obesity” and it is not only relevant on the global level where over 600 million persons are obese but also nationally, here in St. Kitts and Nevis, where over 70 percent of the adult population is overweight or obese.
 
Of the obese population in the Federation, there is also a concern among our children in some parishes, where up to 30 percent of them in the 0-5 age range are also overweight or obese.
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