Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday...

Guyana to host 1st meeting of PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group

The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host the first meeting of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group for the Multi-Country Caribbean Global...

Barbados boards marijuana train. Island to begin issuing licences for cultivation next month

The newly established Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority should be ready to begin issuing licences next month, Agriculture Minister Indar Weir has said. But Weir...

Warming climate causes dengue outbreak in Caribbean leading to almost 1,400 deaths in the...

By Eliza Erskine Dengue fever outbreaks in the Caribbean have reached record high levels, thanks to climate change. Since the beginning of 2019, approximately 3 million...

Cholera in Haiti: Gone but not forgotten

By Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization The cholera outbreak that began in Haiti in October 2010 caused some 820,000 cases and...

Breaking the silence on mental health in the Caribbean

Someone you know could be silently suffering from mental illness, but due to fear of stigmatization, he or she does not access mental health...

Jamaican health authorities say no cases of malaria on island

Jamaican health authorities says the island remains malaria-free, even though two imported cases had been identified, last month. In a statement, the Ministry of Health...

Antigua and Barbuda health officials warn of dengue epidemic

Antigua and Barbuda's Chief Medical Officer Dr Rhonda Sealey-Thomas  has confirmed "an outbreak" of dengue in the country. There has been an increase in cases...

Trinidad’s Health Ministry taking tougher position on counterfeit drugs

The Ministry of Health says it has “ramped up its regulatory function”, after a carrying out an investigation into the discovery of counterfeit drugs...

PANCAP fully endorses PrEP

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) fully endorses the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation that Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) be offered...