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HIV cases double in the BVI

Twice the number of HIV cases in the BVI has been reported as compared with the numbers last year. According to the BVI’s National AIDS Coordinator, Noleen Clarke, 11 cases were reported up to end of last month. Only five […]

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New hospital finally completed; Health Minister appeals for donations

After more than a decade in the making, the relatively expensive dream of a new Peebles Hospital has finally been fulfilled. The facility, which accounts for 83.73% of the

Two new appointments at Health Services Authority

Two new appointments have been made by the state-owned BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA). Franka Potter is now the Marketing Communications Manager, effectively replacing Tamara Archibald Gill who recently

More BVIslanders should become surgeons – Premier

Premier Dr. Orlando Smith said he is disappointed that, despite the many doctors who have been returning home to take up positions at Peebles Hospital, there are no

BVI confirms one case of swine flu

Days after putting the territory on alert, local health authorities have confirmed one case of Influenza H1N1, which is commonly referred to as swine flu. Medical Officer of Health

Reports of viral infection throughout the territory; Health team launches probe

The Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit said it has launched an investigation into reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) at nurseries, pre-schools and daycare centres

Nigerian doctor cries foul; Medical Council under fire

The Complaints Commission said, while investigating a complaint made by a Nigerian doctor, it discovered several shortcomings at the BVI Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), which regulates doctors

SWINE FLU CAUTION: BVI encourages proper hygiene amid swine flu cases overseas

Though declaring that there is no reported case of the deadly swine flu here in the British Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Health has issued an appeal for

New hospital is like some in the United States, says NHI

Words of comfort are emerging from the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in response to persons who have been raising concerns about the quality of healthcare likely to

NHI to sue delinquents

Persons who constantly fail to make payments under the impending National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme will be hauled before the courts, according to Roy Barry – Deputy Social

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