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World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 kicked off on November 18 and runs through November 24 under the theme: ‘United to preserve antimicrobials’. The one-week period is being observed all around the world and by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) with the intent to increase awareness so all persons can be attentive on the use of […]

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Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Health, Travel  /  Comments Off on Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministers of TEATT Ludmila de Weever and VSA Richard Panneflek have updated the entry requirements to include antigen testing with an effective date of November 25th. Travelers to St. Maarten are required to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their […]

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INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

By   /  November 18, 2020  /  Business, Health, Infrastructure, International News, Local News  /  Comments Off on INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

~ SMGH construction continues as normal under new ownership ~ CAY HILL — It is with pleasure that SMMC has taken note of the news emerging from Italy that INSO, the general contractor for the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH), has been sold to the Fincantieri Group recently. The sale includes Fincantieri‚Äôs commitment to take […]

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CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

By   /  November 17, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

It’s that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more prevalent, and the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising persons with underlying conditions – at risk – to consult with their physician about getting their annual […]

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Wever, STM donate hand sanitizers to Catholic School Board

By   /  November 15, 2020  /  Civic, Education, Health  /  Comments Off on Wever, STM donate hand sanitizers to Catholic School Board

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister Christopher Wever and Stanley Lint of STM Shipping on Friday donated 1,100 12oz bottles of hand sanitizers to the Catholic School board. Also donated was a 55-gallon drum in order to refill the bottles. The donation was made in collaboration with Andrew Cadwell of Cadwell Inc. located in Florida. It was […]

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World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

World Diabetes Day, marked every year on November 14 was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. Nurses are vital in the fight against diabetes, as they help patients understand, and cope with the condition. People […]

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COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

PHILIPSBURG — As of November 9th, CPS reports an increase in the 7-day moving average. The average has increased from a short-term trend of 5-per day to 8-per day. While these numbers are still small, it reflects a 60% increase in cases over the last 10 days. The island has also sadly experienced an additional […]

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World Food Day

By   /  October 29, 2020  /  Agriculture, Community, Health  /  Comments Off on World Food Day

In recognition of ‘World Food Day, observed each year on October 16, the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) in partnership with Spaceless Gardens will offer an eight (8) week program on Agroecology starting on November 9, 2020. The Agroecology project is of high priority and special interest to the Ministry of […]

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Lower the risk of developing breast cancer

By   /  October 27, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Lower the risk of developing breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading cancers affecting women. Every October, the nation and countries around the world profile breast cancer during ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ where a wealth of information is shared on how to prevent it and promote the importance of early detection, and at the same time recognize the courage of […]

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SMMC temporarily adjusts operational hours at Eye Care Clinic

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on SMMC temporarily adjusts operational hours at Eye Care Clinic

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) announces the temporary adjustment in operating hours of the Eye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology) due to COVID-19 travel restrictions for its team of rotating Eye Care Specialists. As per Monday, October 26th, 2020, the Eye Care Clinic will open from 8:00am until 2:00pm, Mondays through Fridays. In addition […]

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