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Experts seek underlying causes for persistent health inequalities in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, CMC – The Panama American Health Organization (PAHO) says the five-month-old Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas has been meeting here to carry out the first large-scale effort to gather evidence on health inequities in the Region of the Americas, including the Caribbean.

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  • Countries Caribbean
  • Published in Health

Crime fear in health, Minister appeals for staff protection

MONTEGO BAY, September 30, 2016 - With the recent upsurge in gun violence across the parish of St James taking a toll on the public health services, Minister of Heath Dr Christopher Tufton has issued a public appeal for the safety of staff.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

T&T Health authorities investigating latest case of microcephaly

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 27, CMC – The Ministry of Health says it is seeking assistance from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine whether a baby born with microcephaly is as a result of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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  • Countries Trinidad_Tobago
  • Published in Health

OAS-PAHO sign cooperation agreement

WASHINGTON, Aug 20, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a declaration of cooperation to support the countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Published in Health

UN Admits Role in Haiti Cholera Outbreak for First Time Ever

PORT-AU-PRINCE , August 19, 2016- The United Nations has admitted for the first time that its peacekeepers in Haiti played a role in the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that sent the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation into a tailspin.
  • Published in Health

T&T PM Rowley returns home

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 17, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has returned home from the United States where he underwent medical tests that have led to widespread rumours about the state of his health.
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