Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory assisting his wife Verni, moments after she cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony for the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School’s cafeteria in Gingerland on February 14, 2017, while Mr. Colin DoreNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 20, 2017) --
Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Vance Amory, described the newly constructed Joycelyn Liburd Primary School (JLPS) cafeteria in Gingerland, as part of the Administration’s ongoing investment to improve the quality of life of the people of Nevis, in particular the youths.
Mr. Amory, who is also the Area Representative for the St. George’s Parish, was at the time delivering an address at the cafeteria’s official opening ceremony on February 14, 2017, when he made the comment. The school is the last primary school on the island to be outfitted with a school kitchen.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd delivering remarks at the launch of the Prinatal Information System on behalf of the Minister of health Hon. Mark Brantley at the at the Nevis Disaster Management Office conference room at Long Point on February 14, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 16, 2017) --
The Prinatal Information System (SIP), an electronic health information system, was launched on Nevis by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) at the Nevis Disaster Management Office conference room at Long Point on February, 14, 2017. The theme was “Bridging the Gap”.
The system which was paper-based at the time, was established over 25 years ago in the Americas by PAHO and the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a means of collecting data on pregnant women and new-borns to strengthen the quality of maternal and child health services offered in countries.
Though the programme which documents information on family history of disease, antenatal visits, breast feeding advice and information on new-born babies, has been in St. Kitts and Nevis for the past several years it had not been used consistently by all health providers.
In brief remarks, on behalf of the Minister of Health Hon. Mark Brantley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd said, with an average of just over 100 births per year in Nevis, the launch of the system’s electronic version will further strengthen data collection and monitoring of both mother and baby, translating to more positive health outcomes.
Slack-Liburd, referred to the launch as a significant day in the health sector and congratulated the health team for the success of the initiative.