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September 27th, 2023
Health Minister leads delegation to 60th PAHO meeting in Washington

WASHINGTON DC, USA- The [British] Virgin Islands is being represented at the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in Washington DC, USA.

July 8th, 2023
Healthcare not a cost, but investment in people of VI– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for healthcare to be viewed as an investment in the people of the VI and development of the territory, rather than it being viewed as a cost.

May 5th, 2023
WHO declares end to Covid-19 global emergency

LONDON, UK- The World Health Organisation (WHO) ended the global emergency status for COVID-19 on Friday, May 5, 2023, more than three years after its original declaration, and said countries should now manage the virus that killed more than 6.9 million people along with other infectious diseases.

May 21st, 2022
‘Monkey pox’ infection on the horizon as COVID pandemic dwindles

GENEVA, Switzerland - More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with another 50 suspected cases being investigated.

October 1st, 2021
VI only recognising WHO approved jabs- Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has emphasised that partially and unvaccinated travellers coming into the Virgin Islands are still required to quarantine.

March 23rd, 2021
3ft distancing in classrooms to be proposed to Cabinet- Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- School children in the Virgin Islands could be allowed to sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms if Cabinet gives the green light on the proposal, according to Deputy Premier and Education Minister, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 12th, 2020
WHO expresses concern about level of inaction towards pandemic COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the number of cases and deaths continue to pinnacle from COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the disease a pandemic, while accusing many countries of inaction.

August 2nd, 2019
PAHO pushes for Maternity Protection Laws in Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) recommends that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean implement laws to ensure that working women are given the time and support they need to breastfeed. This includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient breastfeeding breaks upon return to work.

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.

July 7th, 2016
VI’s healthcare system to come under microscope of PAHO, WHO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Nursing Officer and Family Health Coordinator, Ms Jascinth Hannibal says she is optimistic that the Virgin Islands will be “validated” to have been successful at eradicating the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission from mother to child at birth.

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