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Health Sector Development

It has been accepted that a healthy population is a must for the sustainable development of a country, as such, health is an investment in people. At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Health and Development Programme works  with other stakeholders to improve health and wellness across CARICOM.  Principal stakeholders are  Member States; Community and other institutions, in particular the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).  

 

Cooperation in health has been a long tradition in the Caribbean, with regional engagement dating back to the 1969 Conference of health ministers. However, the current health thrust is based on the 2001 Nassau Declaration on Health, adopted by... Read more

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PANCAP STAKEHOLDERS URGED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF HUMANITY

Posted: 11 September 2019 - Press Releases
Tuesday 10 September 2019 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach
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PAHO wants maternity protection laws implemented in Caribbean

Posted: 05 August 2019 - Regional News
PAHO, in a message marking International Breastfeeding Week that ends on Wednesday next week, said this includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient breastfeeding breaks upon return to
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Food safety regulators chart path for strengthening food safety in Caribbean

Posted: 30 July 2019 - Regional News
A meeting of food safety regulators of the 15 CARICOM Member States concluded in Paramaribo recently with a set of key recommendations to enhance coordination of food safety measures among the member
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CARPHA wants proactive approach as Ebola outbreak deemed public health emergency

Posted: 23 July 2019 - Regional News
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging Member States to enhance disease surveillance at ports of entry and at health facilities following the categorisation of the current outbreak of
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Argentina, CARICOM, PAHO unite to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Posted: 16 July 2019 - Regional News
Inter-sectoral collaboration, commitment and action have been touted as crucial to strengthening regional diagnostic capacity to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) detection and surveillance in
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CARICOM’s Human Resource Development Strategy as Investment in Human Capital

Posted: 10 June 2019 - Article
(Reposted from GOFAD Blog)During the Annual Judicial Conference in St Kitts in the week of May 26, 2019, I met with Justice  Mario Michel of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal  and
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Faith Leaders’ Consultation convened in Guyana on ending HIV-related stigma, discrimination

Posted: 04 June 2019 - Regional News
PANCAP convened the Guyana Faith Leaders Consultation, on 3 June 2019, at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana. The meeting formed part of a series of regional meetings with faith leaders
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PANCAP and Government of Barbados host Parliamentarians Consultation:  Parliamentarians agreed to establish Joint Parliamentary Committee to identify priorities for action

Posted: 30 May 2019 - Regional News
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund
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Countries move towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, Chagas disease

Posted: 22 May 2019 - Regional News
Significant progress has been made towards ensuring a generation free from AIDS and syphilis, and now efforts are also being made to stop children from being born with hepatitis B and Chagas.”
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Capacity-building on delivering comprehensive HIV services held In The Bahamas

Posted: 20 May 2019 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and The Bahamas Ministry of Health National AIDS Programme coordinated a learning
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Collaborate on innovations to reach key populations – NAPS Managers, civil society advised

Posted: 15 March 2019 - Press Releases
 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat) The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) commenced the Seventh Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key
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St. Kitts and Nevis Health Ministry hosts expo at Intersessional Meeting

Posted: 01 March 2019 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 27, 2019 (SKNIS): The Ministry of Health held a Health and Human Resource Expo for the CARICOM delegates in attendance at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the
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CARPHA and French Development Agency Sign Agreement to Strengthen Regional Health Security

Posted: 18 February 2019 - Regional News
The islands and territories of the Caribbean region, though diverse in language, culture and status, share many public health challenges. These include chronic diseases, ageing populations, and
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CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

Posted: 05 February 2019 - Press Releases
The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional
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CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

Posted: 04 February 2019 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this
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CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

Posted: 23 January 2019 - Press Releases
More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug
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Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

Posted: 03 December 2018 - Regional News
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disabilities (CSRoD), Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, in a statement to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), 3 December 2018,
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PANCAP 2018 World AIDS Day Message: KNOW YOUR STATUS

Posted: 01 December 2018 - Regional News
 This year’s World AIDS Day theme “Know your status” encourages us to be tested to know whether we are HIV negative or positive. This theme is very relevant as the world has
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Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

Posted: 31 October 2018 - Regional News
The promotion, protection, and enhancement of human rights in Jamaica was a primary consideration of the current Government“, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck said
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Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

Posted: 31 October 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress,
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CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

Posted: 29 October 2018 - Press Releases
 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities.  The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of
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Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

Posted: 19 October 2018 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island
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CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

Posted: 27 September 2018 - Regional News
(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 27, 2018– Leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations
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SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat):  The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) hosted a special
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Caribbean health ministers agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Media Corporation) – Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more
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Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

Posted: 20 September 2018 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders
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CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

Posted: 14 August 2018 - Regional News
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Media ReleaseTuesday, August 14, 2018 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has
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Second Regional Meeting of Youth Leaders on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS

Posted: 21 May 2018 - Press Releases
YOUTHS CHALLENGED TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO DISSONANCE BETWEEN THE AGE OF CONSENT FOR SEX AND THE AGE FOR INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AT OPENING OF SECOND REGIONAL YOUTH MEETING  
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Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

Posted: 26 April 2018 - Regional News
Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’,
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Health is a critical resource for living – World Health Day Message from Dr. C. James Hospedales, CARPHA executive director

Posted: 07 April 2018 - Regional News
“Health is a human right and a critical resource for living. There is general recognition that health and access to health services are essential to individual, community and national
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