St. Kitts and Nevis along with a number of countries around the world celebrated World Health Day on Friday, April 9th.
World Health Day is an initiative put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help raise awareness of the global health problems that people face. Additionally, it provides information on how to solve our concerns with global health as part of the UN’s sustainable development agenda for people, organisations, and governments. Furthermore, this year’s celebration was deemed a milestone by the organization as it observes its 75th anniversary.
In his address to the nation, Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew sought to highlight the accomplishments attained in the federation’s healthcare system. Dr. Drew’s address was quoted as saying: “Under my leadership the Ministry of Health (MOH) has strengthened the Health Promotion Unit by recruiting a communications personnel and acquiring new production equipment. The Ministry of Health hosts outreach screening sessions in workplaces and communities to identify persons with NCDs and link them to care. In 2022, the MOH conducted 138 outreach screening sessions in the Federation and 6,348 persons were screened.”