Caribbean Leaders Welcome UN High-Level Meeting On Disease

Communicable Disease Conference Scheduled Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis March 08, 2011 (CUOPM) Caribbean leaders, led by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and CARICOM Head with responsibility for health issues have welcomed the soon to be held UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases …

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Health Issues Discussed At CARICOM

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 10, 2008 (CUOPM)

Several issues of importance to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis were discussed at the just concluded 19th Inter-Sessional Heads of Government Meeting in The Bahamas.

The Heads of Government, among them, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas urged Member States and CARICOM Universities to work assiduously to achieve the integration of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) and the Caribbean Universities Project for Integrated Distance Education (CUPIDE). This would harmonize the Region’s approach to the delivery of continuous learning and the creation of increased access to training opportunities and enhanced skills for its citizens.

According to the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the regional leaders noted the progress being made by CKLN to provide access to tertiary education programmes that are aligned with the Caribbean Labour Market demands and which will facilitate secure connectivity between and among Regional Governments.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Government To Address Healthcare

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 25, 2008 (CUOPM)

The St. Kitts and Nevis Cabinet on Monday approved a new National Strategic Health Plan, designed to address the major healthcare challenges facing the twin-island Federation.

The five-year plan, presented by Minister of Health, Hon. Rupert Herbert, sets out strategies to achieve a healthier and more production nation and was developed through support from the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).

It has adopted a multi-sectoral approach involving government, the private sector, and civil society and is based on seven critical pillars.

The Development of the Health Systems will focus on sustainable financing mechanisms, diagnostic capacity and continuous quality improvement, while the Family Health  segment will pay increased attention to immunization, men’s health, and senior citizens’ health.

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