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 event was held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on July 28, 2017.
The Health Minister, was at the time welcoming Ms. Rawlins to Nevis when she visited him at at his Pinney’s Estate Office one day before the event. He said he was hopeful that the new partnership with (more…)
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 the official start of the 15th Annual Summer Safety Programme at the Jessups Community Centre on July 03, 2017, that the programme continues to serve as a deterrent.
“It is important for us to continuously educate the children. Most incidents happen with children when they are home and they don’t have anything to do…
“If we continuously educate the children, they would have this engraved in their minds, they would have that safety culture consistently and persistently in the back of their minds, so they would think twice before they take any action that could be detrimental to either property or themselves,” he said.
The ongoing programme would usually be held over a three-day period. However, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, it is being extended to five days. The areas that will be covered are Fire Safety, Water Safety, Traffic Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Crime and Violence and Environmental Health.
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, made the comment while delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of a two-day Stakeholder Consultation for the National Multi-sectoral Action Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), at the Nevis Disaster Management Department conference room at Long Point on March 24, 2017. The event is a collaboration between the Ministries of Health on St. Kitts, Nevis and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The theme is “Uniting against Chronic Diseases.”
“This exercise will guide our process here in the Federation where we will plan our strategy to address diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancers which form our greatest burden of disease in the Federation.
“Recent studies conducted in Nevis have revealed that 17 percent of the population is diabetic and 24 percent hypertensive, that’s the adult population. We also average about 20 new cases of cancer per year. Persons that are overweight and obese in the population exceed 70 percent. The government recognizes the urgency of addressing this issue…” she said.