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TORONTO – CTO declares 2018 the year of wellness and rejuvenation in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean. The CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley announced the...

JAMAICA – Ganja stakeholders offended by new Ad

A new ad campaign by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) against ganja smoking among children and teens has drawn the ire of...

ST KITTS – Herpes vaccine trial represents a “frightening” ethical elapse, says ethics service...

The Herpes Vaccine Trial that took place in St. Kitts last year represented a “frightening” ethical elapse. That is the view of   Kayte Spector-Bagdady, chief...

CAYMAN ISLAND – Health institution makes history, introduces new device to treat heart failure

For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, a leading physician has implanted a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) device to treat...

JAMAICA – HPV vaccine programme getting greater acceptance

Director of Family Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr Melody Ennis says the ramped up public education campaign has led to greater...

TRINIDAD – PANCAP hosts consultation to formulate regional advocacy strategy

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a consultation next week to formulate a Regional Advocacy Strategy and Five-Year Implementation...

JAMAICA – Gov’t looking to introduce preventive drug to reduce the spread of HIV

As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica’s schools, the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally...

BARBADOS – EU commits €665,000 to reduce spread of Zika in the Caribbean

The European Union has committed €655,000 to help Caribbean States reduce the spread and impact of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in the...

ST VINCENT – PANCAP convenes 27th Meeting of the Executive Board

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), convened the 27th Meeting of the Executive Board in St Vincent and the Grenadines this week. The...

GENEVA – UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched...
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