Health

  • SECOND WORK PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION/CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT SPONSORED

    The Second Work Programme of the European Commission/Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-sponsored HIV/AIDS/STI initiative in the Caribbean was signed on 21 August 2001 at the CARICOM Secretariat. The Work Programme and Cost Estimates for 1 July to 31 December 2001 involve activities that will incur an expenditure of US$ 1.063 million. The regional institutions involved in the programme are the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre…

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  • HIV/AIDS/STI – THE CARIBBEAN IS FIGHTING BACK

    Members of the Project Advisory Group for the EC-CARICOM Project on HIV/AIDS/STI met at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown on Thursday 24 May 2001. The main focus of the meeting was to agree on a programme of activities and strategies for synergy among the five implementing agencies of the Project: CAREC, CHRC, CRN+, UNAIDS and UWI. This Project is…

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  • REGION RAISES BARRIERS TO FOOT AND MOUTH AND MAD COW DISEASES

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is planning to develop a harmonised regional strategy to manage and minimise the risk of Foot and Mouth and Bovine Spongiform Enceaphalopathy, BSE, (Mad Cow) diseases, as part of the Region’s agricultural health and food safety activities. This is the main focus of a two-day meeting of Chief Agricultural Officers and Public and Health officials, which…

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  • Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP)

    What is PANCAP? The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS, PANCAP, was established by a Declaration of CARICOM Heads of Government on 14 February 2001 in response to the threat of HIV to sustainable human development. PANCAP is a Caribbean regional partnership of governments, regional civil society organisations, regional institutions and organisations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and contributing donor…

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  • SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY, 2000

    Today April 7, marks the occasion of World Health Day, when the attention of the World is drawn to a particularly important aspect of Health. This year’s theme ” Safe Blood Saves Lives” gives us an opportunity to focus both on our lives as well as the lives of others. This focus on blood safety and safe blood donation encourages…

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  • CARIBBEAN CHARTER ON HEALTH AND AGEING LAUNCHED

    Caribbean Charter on Health and Ageing was launched in Guyana today Wednesday 20 October, 1999. The Charter has as its guiding principle a coordinated, systematic approach for ensuring the health and full integration and participation of older persons in Caribbean societies and economies. Developed in consultation with organisations in Member States, including the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and the…

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  • TASK FORCE DEFINES FRAMEWORK OF OPERATION FOR WORKERS’ HEALTH IN THE REGION

    A Task Force on Workers Health in the Caribbean Community has defined the framework of operation for workers’ health in the region to include the drafting of a model policy on Workers Health to guide Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing their National Plans of Action. The set of recommendations include a multipartite monitoring mechanism to guide…

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  • COHSOD PASSES RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE RUBELLA IN THE CARIBBEAN

    The CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development has set the goal for the elimination of Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome from the Caribbean Community by the end of the year 2000. The Resolution, passed at the first Ministerial Meeting of COHSOD, held at the Crowne Plaza Kingston Hotel, from Monday, 20 April to Tuesday, 21 April, noted the high…

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