Anguilla

Map of AnguillaAnguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands and covers 91 km2. It is mostly flat, the highest point being Crocus Hill at 65 m above sea level. Anguilla lies in the tropical storm belt and as a result, is susceptible to hurricanes.

The Valley is the capital but due to its size, there is no urban and rural distinction. The island is accessible by two seaports and an airport. Anguilla continues to be a territory of the U.K, the Governor and the Deputy Governor being appointed by the Queen. The Governor presides over the executive council and reports to the legislative council. General elections are held every five years.

The 2001 census determined that the population of Anguilla was 11,561 and estimated a 2003 population of 12,200. The annual increase in the population between 1992 and 2001 was 3.2%. The 2003 birth rate was 11.4 per 1,000 with the annual number of live births fluctuating from 193 in 2000 to 139 in 2003.

It is important to note that the number of live births does not accurately reflect the number of babies born to Anguillians, as many Angullians give birth overseas and are not captured in national statistics. The estimated life expectancy at birth for males is 76.52 and for females is 81.1. There has been increasing migration into Anguilla, particularly from neighboring Islands.

Public Health Officials
Health in the Americas 2012: Anguilla

 

The Perinatal Information Systems (SIP) training in Anguilla which occured for two cohorts of staff between June 6 and 9th 2017, introduced 35 staff to the SIP software and the SIP Plus Web based methodology. The 4 day activity was supported by the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC), located in Barbados.

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The Ministry of Health and Social Development of Anguilla’s Coordinator for the Global School Health Survey (GSHS) and Health Planner Mrs. Maeza Demis- Adams, was trained in August 2016 online with assistance from Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to administer the GSHS.

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Anguilla's Ministry of Social Development has been in collaboration with the PAHO-ECC office in Barbados to assist with the facilitation of the island's first STEPS survey.

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The Ministry of Health and Social Development has received 100 insecticide-treated bed nets from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to assist in the mosquito-borne infections including Dengue, Chik-V and Zika prevention response on island.

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The Anguilla STEPS Chronic Disease Survey was launched on Friday, May 13, 2016. The Health Planner - Mrs. Maeza Demis-Adams noted that the School Health Report for 2014, indicated that of the 220 grade six children examined, 14% were overweight and 23% were obese.

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