St Kitts and Nevis: Health Ministry hosted health screening under ‘SKN Moves Initiative’ for NCDs

The Health Ministry, in collaboration with ICDF, held a health screening for NCDs at its parking lot at Bladen Commercial Development on Monday for the people affected by non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

St Kitts and Nevis: The Health Ministry, in collaboration with ICDF, held a health screening for NCDs at its parking lot at Bladen Commercial Development on Monday for the people affected by non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The Ministry of Health noted that through its ‘SKN Moves Initiative’, the government of St Kitts and Nevis continues its drive to reduce the number of individuals and families who have been affected by NCDs.

This Initiative was started with the aim to promote and create a healthy lifestyle culture within the twin-island Federation, the health ministry noted, adding that, “We seek to achieve this healthy lifestyle culture by encouraging persons to eat healthily, commit to regular physical activity and to ensure persons to get regular health checks/screenings.”

The health screening provided by the Ministry of Health and Taiwan ICDF is the way of reminding the general public with chronic illnesses to manage and be aware of their conditions while encouraging all to maintain healthy lifestyles, the health ministry further highlighted.

Following the statement, the ministry noted, “Special thanks to all those who participated in the screening, the stakeholders and medical professionals. Together, we continue to reduce NCDs. To book your health screening, please visit St Kitts Health Promotion Unit to reserve your free service at your preferred time.”

In terms of the COVID-19 vaccination, till October 25, 2021, in St Kitts and Nevis a total of 72.1 per cent of the adult population has taken their required number of the COVID-19 vaccine doses and are now fully vaccinated.

On the other hand, so far, a total of 76.6 per cent of the population has received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. While, the twin-island Federation has fully vaccinated its 8.2 per cent of the children population (between the age-group of 12 -17 years) while 11.6 per cent have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.