Nevis Records Successes in Healthcare Delivery

(ZIZ News) – The island of Nevis is touting a number of successes in the delivery of health care services in 2015; among them being improved immunization services by the Public Health Department.

Medical Officer of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, Dr. Judy Nisbett, in her 2015 report on public health programmes, said the department began offering Hepatitis B vaccines at birth and noted that the Polio vaccine is now being administered through injection.

Dr. Nisbett said a number of public health services continue to be offered, including antenatal and postnatal care, family planning services, Diabetic and Hypertension Programmes and a Mental Health Programme.

It was also revealed that a Port Health Programme was recently implemented to prevent infectious diseases from entering Nevis.

Looking ahead, Dr. Nisbett said a number of programmes have already been targeted for further enhancement, including the Oral Health Programme, which is expected to assist with the implementation of new strategies for diabetics and antenatal care in 2016.

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