GENEVA – CARICOM health ministers have joined their counterparts in the Americas in calling for more equity and solidarity to better address future pandemics.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Wednesday said tobacco use remains a major public health concern in the Caribbean region, warning also that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
The Valley, Anguilla - Dr. Lowell Hughes, an Anguillan plastic surgeon has co-invented a method for unassisted robotic surgery at the quantum scale. Far from being a play on words, the invention aims to eliminate human error from one of medicine’s most ambitious and intricate skills - surgery. The surgical innovation represents the second patent for Hughes in the month of May, a noteworthy achievement, considering that only 13% of issued patents are awarded to doctoral scientists and engineers, and multiple patent grants are even rarer.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that reducing the shortage of nurses in the Americas, including the Caribbean, is key to better respond to next pandemic.
GENEVA – Health ministers in CARICOM have joined their counterparts in the Americas in approving a new resolution to accelerate efforts towards ensuring the health of Indigenous populations.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has released a new report that seeks to help countries in the Americas strengthen emergency trauma services to prevent road traffic injuries from unnecessarily killing or permanently disabling people.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – St. Lucia will host a five-day regional workshop as part of the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) flagship initiative for improving cardiovascular health.
More Than 8,000 Women Die Annually in LAC Countries Due to Complications Related to Pregnancy and Childbirth
GENEVA - More than 8,000 women die annually in Latin America and the Caribbean due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, according to a report released at the ongoing 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) here.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government has successfully tabled legislation in Parliament for acquiring the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (CCEC).
The Caribbean region was blessed with countless lives saved during the deadly COVID pandemic by the dedicated action of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and numerous public and private sector and inter-governmental partners.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – A 12-member humanitarian medical mission from Palestine has arrived here offering services at the General Hospital as part of efforts to assist Grenada achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number three which focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.
GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -Trinidad and Tobago is to host next week the Caribbean Workshop on National Action Plans for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) that health officials have described as a major global public health and economic issue that requires a coordinated, multisectoral response.
- New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases in LAC
- Antigua's Health Ministry Plans to Recruit Doctors and Nurses From Cuba
- Haiti Launches Campaign to Improve Vaccination Coverage in Children
- Countries of the Caribbean Agree to Strengthen National Immunization Programs Through Declaration of Nassau