HEARTS in the Americas Initiative to Provide Increased Cardiovascular Support in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Source: SKNVibes

One of the major initiatives that will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health within the coming months is the implementation of the HEARTS Initiative.

Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sharon Archibald; District Medical Officer, Dr. Kalieahh Cannonier; Director of Health Promotion Unit, Dr. Marisa Carty; and In-Country Representative for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ms. Aneke Wilson attended the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative workshop in St. Lucia from May 15th to 19th, 2023.

The workshop was entitled ‘Improving CVD Clinical Management and NCD Surveillance in the Context of COVID-19 through HEARTS Implementation: Lessons Learned and Plan for Scale Up’.

Ministry of Health officials and health managers from across the region were provided with a robust agenda. The objective of the workshop was to improve knowledge and demonstrate cardiovascular risk management; best practices shared for improved implementation in the Caribbean; an application plan for the hypertension control drivers; and a NCD monitoring framework developed to suit each country’s situation.

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