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At a recent Awards Ceremony for the drivers and maintenance personnel of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), the important role that these personnel play in safeguarding the most valuable fixed assets of the Health Ministry was highlighted and lauded. Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday, March 9 in Mandeville, Regional Director of the SRHA, Mr. Michael Bent said the team has an awesome responsibility in caring for the health sector's buildings, equipment, machinery and vehicles which operate constantly, and must be saluted.
Advocates Oppose Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps.  Washington, DC—Today, the Medicare Rights Center, Justice in Aging, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, and 97 other national organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership expressing grave concerns with proposals that would radically change Medicaid—a vital safety net that provides quality health care and services for millions of Americans, including 10 million older adults and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
News Americas, Santiago, Chile, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has identified obesity as a major problem in the Caribbean and Latin America. Here are the Caribbean nations the report, ‘The Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean,’ says, has the fattest people:
Events to take place January 28th & 30th.  Miami, FL – The Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) provides quality health services and information to members of its community. In staying true to this standard, JTCHC will host a series of health enrolment fairs to ensure residents are informed of resources available. The first event will take place Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 – 3 p.m. at the Betty T. Recreational Community Center, located at 3000 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens. The second event will take place Monday, January 30, 2017 from 11 – 3 p.m. at the JTCHC Main Center, located at 5361 N.W. 22nd Avenue in Miami. The events are free and open to the public.
Comprehensive cancer center and clinical research facility will be Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance and the first in South Florida to offer proton therapy.  MIAMI, FL – January 26, 2017 – Today, the $430 million, 445,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has officially opened its doors.
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