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May 14th, 2019
'High risk' VI implementing border control measures for measles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global measles cases soaring in places like the United States, Latin America and Europe, local health authorities have been on the alert and encouraging the populace to get vaccinated as a matter of priority.

May 13th, 2019
First Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) inserted @ Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An important step in healthcare in the Territory was made on April 18, 2019 when for the first time ever an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was inserted on a patient at Peebles Hospital.

May 11th, 2019
Nurses honoured in weeklong celebrations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Observed under the Theme, “Nurses – A voice to lead – Health for all” Nurses Week 2019 across the Territory was celebrated in a number of ways both by the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the corporate community.

May 10th, 2019
‘VI healthcare too costly & unsustainable’ - Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, says healthcare in the Virgin Islands (VI) has become too costly and as a result government spending in the sector has become unsustainable.

May 7th, 2019
Gov’t to expand efforts to attract young people to Nursing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to drawing more young persons to the profession of nursing.

May 6th, 2019
VI residents urged to save lives by cleaning their hands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands residents are urged to keep their hands clean at all times as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) promotes Hand Hygiene Day observed on May 6, 2019.

May 3rd, 2019
CGB Baptist Church ladies tell men to ‘Manup’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Recognising that chronic non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attack, and stroke, are affecting the lives of many men at a young age, not just in the British Virgin Islands but in the Caribbean region, ladies of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) have decided to do something about it.

May 2nd, 2019
Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia due to measles

NEW YORK TIMES

The Caribbean nation of St Lucia has quarantined a cruise ship on the island after identifying a confirmed case of measles on board, a health official said.

April 25th, 2019
Measles outbreak may cause concern in VI – Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a report from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that from January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 15 states, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone says these troubling stats may cause concern to local residents.

April 20th, 2019
Measles on the rise; Authorities blame vaccine hesitation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) prepare to observe Vaccination Week 2019, residents are being cautioned of the risks involved with vaccine hesitancy as measles is making comeback on the global scale.

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