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February 7th, 2024
CIBC hands over cheque for $62K to BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- CIBC Caribbean made its biggest donation to the BVI Cancer Society when it presented a cheque for $62,525.00 on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

February 4th, 2024
462 cases of cancer reported in VI from 2016 to 2022- Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Health Insurance (NHI) has reported an average of 41 new cases of cancer per year, over the last six years, with a high of 59 in 2022, and a low of 22 in 2017.

January 31st, 2024
$44,286 starting salary for nurses not attractive for recruitment & retention- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Recruiting doctors and nurses is a real challenge because there is a global shortage and it is very hard to compete on salaries with other countries such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Canada, UK, United States. They are making working in those countries very attractive for nurses and doctors. So recruitment and retention remains a challenge for us.”

January 31st, 2024
Ministry of Health launches new monthly newsletter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Development will be launching a monthly newsletter to promote health and wellbeing throughout the Territory.

January 25th, 2024
Reports of swine flu (H1N1) outbreak in VI are false- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has said reports circulating on social media about a swine flu outbreak in the territory are completely inaccurate.

January 17th, 2024
St Vincent steps up surveillance against leprosy


St Vincent and the Grenadines has increased surveillance for leprosy as the disease has been detected in neighbouring islands.

January 14th, 2024
Dr Arliene T. Penn to take cervical cancer battle throughout region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cervical cancer survivor Dr Arliene T. Penn is expected to travel to various countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) this year, as she continues to champion the fight against cervical cancer.

January 12th, 2024
‘Did you know that cervical cancer also affects men?’- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In his message as part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2024, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is urging males to also do checkups for the virus that causes cervical cancer in women.

December 28th, 2023
Premier joins in bringing cheer to staff & patients @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Christmas Day, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) attended the BVI Health Services Authority’s (BVIHSA) annual Christmas service for healthcare workers and patients at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

December 20th, 2023
BVIHSA announces temporary closure of Road Town Clinic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) would like to inform the public of the immediate closure of the Road Town Clinic, effective Tuesday, December 19, until Thursday, December 21, 2023.

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