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Retired nurse now living overseas, Ms. Tatleen Vassell had several options for a beneficiary of 5.0627 hectares of land in St. Elizabeth valued at $8.6 million, however; for her, this gift should serve the entire community, and so, she made the donation to the Black River Hospital (BRH). The land, which is located in Cheltenham, near New Market in St. Elizabeth was officially handed over on Tuesday, April 18 at the BRH and to date is one of the single largest donation to the hospital.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression at its worst can lead to suicide, which is now the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. In light of this fact, the Manchester Health Department (MHD) hosted a Symposium targeting scores of students, teachers, guidance counsellors, caregivers and parents within the parish of Manchester to address the issue of depression.
New documentary shares an up-close and personal account of HIV/AIDS awareness.  (Black PR Wire) Sistas Organizing to Survive (S.O.S.), a grassroots movement supported by the Florida Department of Health, and Sonshine Communications have teamed up to develop a documentary video on the lives of Black women who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in south Florida. The video is called “Sistas Speak” and is a thought-provoking, moving and inspirational documentary on this pandemic.
A growing coalition of advocates from schools, health care and community organizations is mobilizing to take more action to address a small but continuing rise in teen suicides. The latest effort was a first annual Suicide Prevention Symposium for those who work with teens, to educate about the extent of the problem, causes and resources available to help at-risk teens.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Ministry of Health here has placed restrictions of travellers coming from six countries in the wake of outbreaks of the yellow fever . The health minister said effective Mar. 22, travellers coming from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Suriname would be required to show documentation in their respective countries proving that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever before they are allowed to travel to this country.
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