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24 Dec 2015 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 23, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister of State responsible for Health and Social Development, Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps has revealed that for the first time St. Kitts and Nevis will have a budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination in 2016.

This was revealed by the Senator during her presentation in support of the 2016 Budget debate on December 17, 2015. She said that the budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination is necessary to deal with certain crisis management needs of the Federation.

15 Jul 2009 description

July 15th, 2009: In keeping with its policy of providing updated and timely health information, the Ministry of Health issues the following statement.

On Tuesday July 14th 2009, the Ministry of Health of St. Kitts and Nevis was notified of the Federation's first confirmed case of Influenza A H1N1 (commonly referred to as swine flu).

This information is the result of a test done on a 26 year old female - a national with no history of recent travel.

The sample was sent to Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) from the laboratory at the Joseph N.