Dengue Cases Confirmed on Montserrat, Response Mechanism Activated

The Ministry of Health has reported two laboratory confirmed cases of Dengue Fever on Montserrat and is stepping up efforts to control the spread of the virus. Health officials issued an alert on Wednesday afternoon confirming that dengue was on island and their response mechanism had been activated. Dengue is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by […]

13th November 2019

‘Disease Detectives’ – Public Health England’s Medical Entomology team in Montserrat

Two entomologists from Public Health England’s Medical Entomology and Zoonoses Ecology group (MEZE) are on island this week working with the Ministry of Health & Social Services. They’ll be out in the field with the Ministry’s Environmental Health team, working with them on collection and trapping of mosquito eggs, larvae and adults for identification purposes. They will […]

11th November 2019

DENTAL MISSION FROM THE USA TO VISIT MONTSERRAT IN NOVEMBER

The Dental Department within the Ministry of Health and Social Services will host a team of dentists from the United States from November 4th to 7th, 2019. This team will provide screenings, dental extractions, fillings and other orthodontic consultations at no cost.  The service is available to all residents on island, however priority will be […]

30th October 2019

ULTRASOUND SERVICES RESUME AT THE GLENDON HOSPITAL

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) is informing the public that ultrasound services have resumed at the Glendon Hospital. This service is being conducted using a new ultrasound machine, which was procured by the MoHSS, under the Small Capital Asset Fund (SCAF) administered by the Ministry of Finance.  “Mr Richard Soutar of International […]

23rd October 2019

Ministry’s Mental Health team celebrates the World Mental Health Day 2019 with range of activities

The Ministry’s Mental Health team has put on a week of activities leading up to the World Mental Health Day 2019, including an opening ceremony and lecture on the topic:“Suicide, a Global Mental Health Challenge: The Caribbean Experience; Clinical Psychological Management” Venue: Montserrat Cultural Center, Little Bay10th October 20199:00am —10:00am Opening Ceremony10:15am —1:30pm Lecture/ Discussion […]

4th October 2019

Health Minister & Ministry Officials In Washington D.C. Discussing Health Priorities

The Minister of Health, Honourable Delmaude Ryan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Camille Thomas-Gerald, and Chief Medical Officer (ag), Dr. Sharra Greenaway-Duberry, are among Health Ministers and other high-level delegates from the Americas and the Caribbean, meeting in Washington DC for the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) 57th Directing Council […]

2nd October 2019

Emergency Responders Commended By The Ministry Of Health For Response To Aircraft Incident At The John A Osborne Airport

The Chief Medical Officer (ag), Dr Sharra Greenaway-Duberry, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), wishes to thank all those who responded to the incident that occurred at the John A. Osborne Airport on Monday (September 23, 2019) afternoon. It is a great relief that no injuries were reported as a […]

25th September 2019

Collaboration with the University of the West Indies to host training in Psychological First Aid

The Caribbean region has been impacted by a variety of natural and man-made hazards that result in a trail of destruction in terms of loss of lives and property. These disasters result in significant social, economic and psychological consequences. Montserrat has had its share of natural disasters including Hurricane Hugo and the volcanic eruption which […]

25th September 2019

New Policy waives charges for Glaucoma, Breast and Prostate Cancer medications

  The Cabinet of Montserrat has waived the charge for a number of medications used for the treatment of glaucoma, breast and prostate cancers on Montserrat. The Cabinet has approved the following medications, Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution (Timoptic®); Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution (Lumigan®) and Latanoprost Ophthalmic Drops (Xalatan®) for resident Montserratian patients diagnosed with glaucoma; and Goserelin […]

21st September 2019

Government inviting Tenders for Preliminary Designs for the New Glendon Hospital

The Government of Montserrat has started the procurement process for the first phase of the ‘Glendon Hospital and Health Project’, which will be the highest funded project under the Capital Investment for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG) Programme. The Ministry of Health and Social Services, through the Programme Management Office (PMO), Ministry of Finance and Economic […]

21st September 2019