Statement by Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone on Measles

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 10:28am

Mr. Speaker, 2019 is proving to be challenging as there has been an upsurge in the number of reported cases of Measles worldwide, notably in South America, the Philippines, the european Union and the United States of America. As of May 14th 2019, the Centre of Disease Control has reported 839 confirmed cases of measles across 23 states and this number is growing exponentially. 

Statement On Measles Outbreak By Minister For Health And Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone - May 7, 2019

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 2:18pm

During recent weeks, there has been a surge in the number of reported cases of measles worldwide but most notably in the United States of America.

BVI Boasts More Than 90 Percent Coverage Of Childhood Vaccines

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 3:00pm

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone has disclosed that the Territory has 90 to 95 percentage coverage for recommended childhood vaccines.

Honourable Carvin Malone Minister For Health And Social Development Message In Observance Of Vaccination Week 2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019 - 10:19am

Saturday April 20th marks the beginning of vaccination week. The Ministry of Health and Social Development together with the BVI Health Services Authority joins the Americas and other Caribbean countries and territories in celebration of the 17th anniversary of vaccination week in the Americas! 

Asthma Workshop For Educators On February 14

Friday, 1 February 2019 - 4:46pm

Educators from public and private schools are invited to participate in a training workshop geared to assist children who may have asthma attacks while at school.

Asthma Trainers Workshop Needs Volunteers On February 13

Friday, 1 February 2019 - 4:39pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is inviting interested persons to a Trainer of Trainers in Asthma Management workshop on February 13.

Forum On Non Communicable Diseases For Caribbean Wellness Day

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 2:41pm

A 2nd one-day forum to advance the strategy for the prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) will be held in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day.

BVI Observes World Zoonoses Day On July 6

Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 5:07pm

The Territory will for the first time observe World Zoonoses Day on July 6.

BVI Making Great Strides Since Port Of Spain Declaration

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 12:51pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is making great strides towards achieving a healthier population since it signed the CARICOM Heads of Governments Port of Spain Declaration in 2007.