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May 12th, 2018
'We need to meet people where they are'- Dr Virginia O. Rubaine

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- On May 10, 2018 the Western Branch of the BVI Diabetes Association held its first General Meeting of the year at the Seventh-day Adventist Youth Centre in Carrot Bay, under the theme Managing diabetes Psychologically and with Diet.

June 2nd, 2017
‘I reversed my diabetes through healthy living’- Ramoes Hatchett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is reportedly affecting a large amount of persons in the Virgin Islands. For many it is just something they have to live with. However, Ramoes Hatchett is not such a person.

November 8th, 2016
Remember the BVI Diabetes Association in your will- Elton Georges CMG, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leaning on the premise that diabetes affects a wider cross section of the population of the territory in all ages, sex and financial standing than any other illness, Former Deputy Governor and President of the BVI Diabetes Association Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE has made a case for “stronger” financial assistance from the public.

November 10th, 2015
Could high rise in diabetes cases in VI bankrupt NHI?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although there are no statistics available that give a true picture of the amount of people afflicted by diabetes in the Virgin Islands, President of the BVI Diabetes Association Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE believes, based on the information at hand, that the numbers could be very high and growing, which could adversely affect the economy and the National Health Insurance (NHI) set to come on stream on January 1, 2016.

November 2nd, 2015
There may be thousands of diabetics in the VI- Elton Georges CMG, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the BVI Diabetes Association observes Diabetes Awareness Month, President of the Association Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE has highlighted the need for up to date statistics on the disease and increased advocacy as there may be a high number of persons with the disease in the Virgin Islands, including a large number of undiagnosed cases.

April 17th, 2014
‘Many don’t know they are diabetic’ - Sergio L. Ochaeta

EAST END, Tortola, VI – The combination of practicing healthy eating habits and a solid spiritual life is said to be the major factor lacking of most persons who turned up to benefit from a medical outreach programme being conducted across Tortola.

June 12th, 2013
Men’s health of concern for Gender Affairs – Coordinator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of men's health came into sharp focus as the Office of Gender Affairs held its annual Men’s Health Fair yesterday June 11, 2013 at the Band Stand in Road Town.

November 21st, 2012
Diabetes screening event serves 75 persons

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Campaign Against Chronic Diseases (CARES) Committee, under the umbrella of the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Diabetes Association screened 75 persons for Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol, while providing education and counseling.

November 15th, 2012
First District launches revamped Diabetes Association

CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI – As World Diabetes Day was being observed yesterday November 14, 2012, members of the First District made a bold and resolute statement in resuscitating the First District Diabetes Association (FDDA) which had been dormant for some years.

September 3rd, 2012
Wellness programme in place for BVI Health Services Authority

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – During the recently held community meeting in Virgin Gorda by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVI HSA) on August 30, 2012, one resident raised the issue of wellness in the community and how he thought the matter should be dealt with.



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