Nevis Hospital Receives Vital Sign Monitors

Charlestown, Nevis
February 27, 2008

A number of high-tech machines were recently added to the Alexandra Hospital’s inventory of modern medical equipment.  Dr. Cardell Rawlins accepted two essential high-tech PRO PAQ Vital Sign Monitors on Wednesday February 27th 2008, on behalf of the hospital, from a well known local charitable organisation.
 
Dr. Rawlins, Medical Chief of Staff at the Alexandra Hospital, expressed gratitude to the President of the Alexandra Hospital Infirmary Auxiliary, Ms. Claristine Claxton for the Monitors which cost EC $57,457.72.
 
“I would like to say a hearty thank you to Ms. Claxton and the Auxiliary and we hope that our partnership with them can continue,” he said.

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Nevis Government Discusses National HIV/AIDS Plan

Charlestown, Nevis
February 27, 2008

Stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS on Nevis, had the opportunity to make their final comments on a draft National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for St. Kitts and Nevis for 2008 to 2012, at a one day workshop on February 27, 2008 at the Red Cross conference room in Charlestown.
 
The consultation which was hosted by the National AIDS Secretariat and the Nevis AIDS Coordination Unit, would ultimately determine the success of St. Kitts and Nevis in the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impact on individuals, families and the community over the next five years.
 
Acting Health Planner/HIV/AIDS Coordinator on Nevis Mrs. Nicole Slack-Liburd told the Department of Information, that the primary reason for the session was to get feedback from the stakeholders, a follow up exercise from a consultation in 2007 with various interest groups on the island.

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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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