PAHO campaign encourages health workers and youth to have open conversations about HIV

Talk to me openly – the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day campaign by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, the...

Grenada bans sale of sodas, snacks at schools

The Grenada government says it will ban the sale of carbonated beverages and other snacks on the compound of all public and private schools...

Open defecation still widespread in some Caribbean countries

A total of 15.5 million people are forced to practice open defecation in Latin America and the Caribbean, a practice that can pollute the...

United Nations calls for urgent action to curb the rise in hunger and obesity...

The prevalence of adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean has tripled since 1975, affecting one in four adults in a region where...

Guyana launches mass drug administration campaign to intensify efforts to end Lymphatic Filariasis

At-risk populations throughout Guyana will be treated for lymphatic filariasis (LF) over the next month in a bid to eliminate the disease as a...

Saint Lucia joins HEARTS initiative to improve prevention and control of hypertension

Saint Lucia became the third country of the Caribbean to implement the HEARTS initiative to improve prevention and control of hypertension, one of the...

Guyana President’s cancer in remission

President David Granger’s Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is now in remission, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed announced in a statement Wednesday. The Head-of-State returned to Guyana...

Former Jamaica PM to have hip replacement surgery

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is to do hip replacement surgery, the Senate was informed Wednesday afternoon. This information was relayed to members of the...

Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the...

Global Fund seeks US$14B to fight AIDS, malaria, TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday opened a drive to raise US$14 billion to fight the global epidemics but...