WASHINGTON, DC,May 22, 2021 - The major western drug makers, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson and BioNTech have pledged to give 1 billion doses of their Covid vaccine to low- and middle-income countries by the end of this year, and another billion over the course of 2022.
LONDON May 20, 2021 - A UK based international pharmaceutical company Apollon Formularies plc, and Aion Therapeutic Inc. out of Canada have announced that joint testing of medical cannabis formulations are 100 per cent effective in killing breast cancer (HER2+) cells
KINGSTON, Jamaica May 14, 2021 - Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says local capacity to test for variant strains of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is shortly to be established.
The Biden administration has now agreed to back a proposal to suspend intellectual property protection for COVID vaccines. This is a break from US government’s long-held position on strong intellectual property protection, which has also been supported by many research-intensive countries in western Europe as well and the pharmaceutical industry.
KINGSTON, May 5, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced minor changes to some measures, including the weekend curfew times, while extending the majority of the measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act.
KINGSTON, May 1, 2021 - Against the background of what a likely third wave of COVID-19 infections could look like for Jamaica, as outlined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, many public health experts including Public Health Professor at the School of Public Health at UTech, Dr. Alverston Bailey, is warning against reopening borders to countries with highly contagious COVID variants.
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Thursday, 22 April 2021 - Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have agreed on the need to work together on a number of issues of mutual interest.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Member of Parliament Dr Morais Guy, is calling on the Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, to provide an explanation for the precipitous drop in the number of PCR tests being conducted daily for the coronavirus.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 19, 2021 - The Ministry of Health today received an additional 83,000 doses for Sputnik V vaccines out of the 200,000 doses purchased by the Government of Guyana.
Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Drinking water above 40 degrees in the morning, reducing total caloric content and limiting sweets and fats consumption are strongly recommended to lower cholesterol, Russian Endocrinologist at the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine of Moscow State University and Scientific Director of the Clinic for Systemic Medicine Zujra Pávlova said, while recalling that excess cholesterol can be harmful to health and therefore it is critical to find a balance.