CPS: Public invited to heart health conference on November 8 at Belair Community Center

Minister of Health, Social Affairs and Labour Emil Lee


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The public is invited to a heart health conference to be held on Tuesday, November 8 at the Belair Community Center from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Entrance is free and a transportation shuttle will be available at the Le Grand Marche Supermarket location on Bush Road to take persons to the Belair Community Center.

The shuttle service will start at 5.30pm and run in 15 minute intervals until 6.00pm.  The shuttle will take persons back to the Le Grand Marche Supermarket at the end of the conference after snacks and refreshments have been provided to attendees.

The African Caribbean Heritage Alliance (ACHA) and the White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF), in collaboration with Health City Cayman Islands, are organizing this public meeting.

Health City Cayman Islands is a medically advanced tertiary hospital located near High Rock in the district of East End on Grand Cayman.

Many diseases from the heart and blood vessels can be prevented or the onset can be delayed when living a healthy life style and taking care of your body and mind.

From that perspective of prevention and providing preventative health care, a cardiovascular medical specialist from the aforementioned facility will be on island to help educate the population of Sint Maarten on how to better take care of their heart health together with a local cardiovascular medical specialist from Sint Maarten.

A heart attack survivor and his wife will also share their experience.

Topics that will be highlighted are the current situation on Sint Maarten regarding heart health and life style modification in CAD- current guidelines, and sudden death in athletes, which is a hot topic in the Caribbean.

Speakers at the event will be Dr. Bird-Lake, Cardiologist from Sint Maarten and Dr. Kishore Ganga Amancharla, Cardiologist from Health City Cayman Islands.

The introduction will be given by Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Department head of Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour.