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The Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon will be renovated at a cost of US $1 million. Ground was broken for renovation works on Thursday, October 18.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the launching of a new initiative to help speed the development of a cure for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders affecting at least 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million worldwide. The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative will take advantage of the latest genetic discoveries and technological advances to move the most promising genetic-based curative therapies safely into clinical trials within five to 10 years.

NEW YORK, NY - A Caribbean-born immigrant and neurosurgeon, has earned the distinction of being licensed to prescribe medical cannabis treatments to patients in both Florida and Jamaica.

Washington, DC, (PAHO/WHO) — It’s been more than 25 years since the Caribbean reported its last case of indigenous measles. But the risk of imported cases has persisted because measles continues to circulate in countries around the world.

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