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January 22nd, 2020
New China virus: US announces first case

BBC NEWS

The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory.

January 14th, 2020
A few facts about NHI before becoming hooked on lies

Alred C. Frett

As it was in the Beginning…:

As we enter the Year 2020, the very name suggests a clear vision of what is before us but the past years have taught us that even good things turn bad and, whether natural or man-made disasters; hurricanes, earthquakes, cancer or asthma, we are seeing crises like never before… Today’s children are now as affected as their grandparents and we truly need a policy of putting health first.

January 3rd, 2020
VI welcomed 2 baby girls on New Year's Day 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On January 1, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) welcomed two new bundles of joy, both of whom were baby girls, a release from the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) said.

December 22nd, 2019
17 complete BVI Red Cross Caregivers Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Red Cross graduated 17 new caregivers on Tuesday evening, December 16, 2019, as part of its Home Care Basics Programme.

December 18th, 2019
‘Incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays’- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of West End and other areas affected by frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond will have to endure for just a little while more as, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), the solid waste incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays.

December 11th, 2019
VI seeing increase in reported dengue cases

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Government Epidemiologist Harmony Brewley has warned that the Virgin Islands (VI) is seeing an increase in the reported cases of dengue, a worrying trend she said since people are not doing enough to protect against mosquito bites.

December 9th, 2019
Health authorities cite decline in Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) has seen a decline in cases of Hand, Food and Mouth Disease, according to local Epidemiologist with the Virgin Islands Government, Ms Harmony Brewley; however, she said active transmission of the virus is still prevalent.

December 8th, 2019
Bougainvillea Clinic successfully performs first kidney transplant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first successful kidney transplant has been performed in the Virgin Islands, with the private health facility, Bougainvillea Clinic, making medical history in the territory on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

December 3rd, 2019
Health Authorities: 'Don't eat Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officials at the Virgin Islands Environmental Health Division are warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce or products containing romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, USA.

November 25th, 2019
Gloria A. Fahie honoured by SDA Church for promoting cancer awareness

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- A Cancer survivor who now fights to promote cancer awareness as well as to assist persons diagnosed with the disease, Ms Gloria A. Fahie continues to be recognised for her efforts in the territory.

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