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BVI health system commended

The government of the British Virgin Islands has been commended on its achievements, as its health system is said to be setting the example for the Eastern Caribbean region. Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) advisor of health systems strengthening, Dr […]

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BVI: What is Gov’t doing with NHI money? – Resident asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What is Government doing with NHI money?" This a question a resident of the Virgin Islands (UK) said needs to be answered by

Excessive alcohol consumption a concern in BVI

The ministry of health and social development in the British Virgin Islands has joined the Healthy Caribbean Coalition in raising awareness of the harmful abuse of alcohol. The Coalition

BVI reports total confirmed zika cases now 25

The ministry of health and social development has reported 25 confirmed cases of zika in the British Virgin Islands as of September 27. Medical officer of health, Dr Ronald

Fired T&T health boss Paula Chester-Cumberbatch new CEO of BVIHSA

Word reaching our newsroom is that the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is Trinidadian Paula Chester-Cumberbatch. According to our National Democratic Party

CDC issues zika travel alert for the British Virgin Islands

Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Tuesday issued a zika virus travel notice for the British

BVI health officials confirm five cases of zika virus

The ministry of health and social development has confirmed five cases of the zika virus in the British Virgin Islands. Three of the cases were tested locally and found

BVI – Skelton threatens clampdown on public smokers

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has made it clear that he will see to it that the legislation to ban smoking in public places is enforced, warning that businesses

ZIKV ALERT – Ministry issues warning as virus reaches Puerto Rico

In light of reports that the Zika Virus (ZIKV) has been detected in several neighbouring countries including Puerto Rico, the Ministry of Health is warning persons to be

National Health Insurance Is Now In Effect

The Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2014, which establishes the National Health Insurance (NHI) System in the Virgin Islands takes effect today, December 1. Minister for Health and Social Development,

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