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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says health authorities from the countries and territories of the region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, have agreed on a new plan to reduce a shortfall of 800,000 health workers needed to meet the current needs of the region’s health systems.

NEW YORK – Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), has defended the decision of the United States-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island.

Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors - these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in United States schools and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease.

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