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Minister Ottley attends the official opening of SMMC new service centers

By   /  May 10, 2022  /  Government, Health  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley attends the official opening of SMMC new service centers

On Monday May 9th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley attended the official opening of the new Operating Theatre, Oncology and Dialysis Suite, and the 5 Double Patient Rooms at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).   The oncology room has a capacity to treat 5 patients comfortably, which also […]

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Second Youth Vaccination Community Outreach in St. Peters on Wednesday. Parents/Guardians Requested to Register

By   /  May 10, 2022  /  Community, Health  /  Comments Off on Second Youth Vaccination Community Outreach in St. Peters on Wednesday. Parents/Guardians Requested to Register

Section Youth Health Care Baby Wellness Clinic, will be hosting their second youth vaccination community outreach on Wednesday, May 11 at the Community Helpdesk in St. Peters. Baby Wellness Clinic nurses will be available to administer vaccines for the age group 0-4 at the St. Peters Community Helpdesk on Wednesday, May 11 and the Cole […]

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VACCINATION WEEK IN THE AMERICAS (VWA) 2022

By   /  May 10, 2022  /  Health  /  Comments Off on VACCINATION WEEK IN THE AMERICAS (VWA) 2022

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) calendar of health observances vaccination week in the Americas (VWA), is observed every year in the last week of April (April 23 ? April 30) by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) together with the countries, territories and partners of the Americas region. The Calendar of Health Observances is aimed at […]

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You are the backbone of our healthcare and have done a tremendous job

By   /  May 10, 2022  /  Government, Health  /  Comments Off on You are the backbone of our healthcare and have done a tremendous job

On May 6, the St. Maarten Nurses Association (SMNA) held their opening ceremony at Taloula Mango?s on the Boardwalk to commemorate Nurses Week from May 6 through May 12 under the theme ?Nurses: A Voice to Lead. Investing in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health.? The ceremony began with a torch walk from […]

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CPS Healthy Weight & Nutrition: Make Consuming a healthy diet in 2022 a Priority

By   /  January 28, 2022  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Healthy Weight & Nutrition: Make Consuming a healthy diet in 2022 a Priority

Obesity is preventable. Every year Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), as part of its annual calendar of observances, highlights and creates awareness about health matters.   As the first month of the New Year comes to an end next week, for those […]

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Minister Ottley confirms reduction in self- isolation period for asymptomatic persons, in a decision that could help address current staffing issues.

By   /  January 24, 2022  /  Government, Health  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley confirms reduction in self- isolation period for asymptomatic persons, in a decision that could help address current staffing issues.

After consultation with CPS and considering CDC?s new guidelines, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley stated that after garnering the necessary information, he has decided to reduce the COVID-19 isolation time to 7 days. Minister Ottley emphasized that it is critical that persons continue to wear well-fitting masks and take […]

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Pfizer Vaccines approved for Kids on St. Maarten

By   /  January 12, 2022  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Pfizer Vaccines approved for Kids on St. Maarten

The Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is now available to all children on the island. Children ages 5-11 are eligible to take two doses of the vaccine 21 days apart. Parents, please register your child to take the vaccine via this link below. Once registered, the child will be invited for an appointment to come in […]

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Free Rapid HIV Testing at the Cole Bay Community Helpdesk

By   /  December 6, 2021  /  Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Free Rapid HIV Testing at the Cole Bay Community Helpdesk

The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) in collaboration with the St. Maarten Aids Foundation offered free & confidential HIV testing at the Cole Bay Community Help Desk on Saturday November 27, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Scores of persons visited the Community Help Desk and took advantage of the […]

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Say Yes to the Booster shot

By   /  December 1, 2021  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Say Yes to the Booster shot

The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) of St. Maarten announces the roll out of the booster shot of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The booster campaign will commence on Wednesday December 1st, 2021 between the hours of 8:30am -12:00pm and 1:30pm -3:30pm at Collective Prevention Services (CPS) located at the Vineyard Building in Philipsburg. The Booster […]

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COVID-19 third dose available for patients with weak immune systems

By   /  October 29, 2021  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 third dose available for patients with weak immune systems

*Pfizer vaccine works well, boosters not yet needed for general public* Studies have shown us that, the vaccine offers excellent protection for the fully vaccinated even after 8 months! We can see this first hand on St. Maarten, where the death rate is 1.6% due to COVID-19 disease, and only 0.04% were fully vaccinated. We […]

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