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Contact:  Adhara King


Wednesday September 14, 2011 – Primary Health Care remains at the top of government's health sector reform strategy.


Speaking at the recent Caribbean Wellness Day activity, Minister for Health, Honourable Dr. Keith Mondesir says his ministry intends to curb the propagation of Chronic Non- Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) through various initiatives.


“This is the reason why we have taken the approach of adopting Primary Health Care. Primary Health Care teaches you how to manage your health—how to prevent yourself from getting sick. It also costs government a lot less.”


The monitoring and education available through wellness centres and community practitioners, Mondesir says, will go a long way in ensuring or that individuals take better control of their health through better lifestyle decisions.


“What I want to emphasize to you is the fact that you must bear the responsibility for your own health. Government has a responsibility, but in your hands rests the quality of your health.”


One of the tenets of primary health care identified by the World Health Organization, Mondesir says, is the integration of health into all sectors. This is especially important for developing countries like Saint Lucia, the Minister continued, because of the limited resources available.


As a result, the Ministry of Health continues to engage the agriculture and education sectors along with other relevant stakeholders, in an effort to instil proper health practices so as to avoid health problems.

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