Ministry of Public Health invites Owners and Managers of Beauty Salons and Spas to Sign-up for Works

A workshop is planned for beauty salons and spas in particular for their owners and employees about identifying diabetic feet on November 26.

Beauty salon and spa owners and employees are asked to sign-up with the Ministry of Public Health by calling 542-2078 or email: se********@ya***.com. The workshop will be held at Carl & Sons Café on the Walter Nisbeth road.


The Minister of Public Health and his overall prevention program ‘Get Checked’ along with the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is working in collaboration with the Diabetes Foundation and Rotary Club St. Martin Sunrise, to profile diabetes prevention, and have organized a number of activities.

Diabetes is escalating around the world and the global community needs to be informed including the community of Sint Maarten how to prevent the illness in most cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. This number is likely to more than double by 2030 without intervention. Almost 80 per cent of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.