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DOMINICA – Government minister flown to Cuba for medical treatment

Trade, Energy and Employment Minister, Ian Douglas, has arrived in Cuba for medical treatment, but officials here have downplayed suggestions that he is extremely...

USA – HIV status of thousands of patients revealed in envelopes

United States healthcare provider Aetna has apologised after letters sent to thousands of patients publicly displayed their HIV status. The correspondence was sent to about...

NEW YORK – Court dismisses remaining lawsuit against U.N. on Haiti Cholera

The last remaining class-action lawsuit against the United Nations over the cholera epidemic in Haiti was thrown out Thursday by a federal judge, who...

TRINIDAD – New regional partnership for water security

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on initiatives related...

CUBA – Regional network launched to collaborate on Zika

Mosquito borne diseases continue to impact the Caribbean’s social, economic and health sectors. Recent outbreaks of Zika (2016), and Chikungunya (2014) and the continued circulation...

Jamaica training stakeholders to dispense marijuana

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 21 2017 – The Jamaica government Monday said it has taken steps to train doctors and other stakeholders in dispensing marijuana...

Caribbean population warned ahead of eclipse of sun

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 21 2017 – Caribbean people are being warned to take preventative measures to avoid blindness as they are set to witness...

Region on alert over the spread of red eye

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 17 2017 - Several countries in the region have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The...

PM leads health walks to reduce NCDs

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Jul 30 2017 –The monthly health walks, initiated by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris ten years ago in Constituency Number Seven,...

Caribbean Calls for Reducing Economic Burden of NCDs

By Desmond Brown ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jul 15 2017 (ACP-IDN) – Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) make a significant contribution to mortality and morbidity in the...