health sector development

  • Photo of CARICOM Youth Leaders to Implement Climate Change Mitigation Projects Following Successful Training Initiative

    CARICOM Youth Leaders to Implement Climate Change Mitigation Projects Following Successful Training Initiative

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) and regional youth leaders spent four engaging days (23-26 April) at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, where they built their capacity to effect change on climate change and health issues. As part of the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) Climate Change and Health Project (CCH), young leaders across the Region are receiving education, funding, and…

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  • Photo of Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    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, drew attention to the thin separation between being abled and being disabled. Calling for persons with disabilities to be treated with “dignity and respect” the CSRoD alluded to the high levels of violence…

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  • Photo of PANCAP 2018 World AIDS Day Message: KNOW YOUR STATUS

    PANCAP 2018 World AIDS Day Message: KNOW YOUR STATUS

     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 committed to Fast Track actions towards achieving the 90-90-90 treatment targets by the year 2020. The UNAIDS 2018 Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM) report informs us that there are…

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  • Photo of Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    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 Tuesday. To this extent, all fundamental rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and they would be upheld, the Minister added. He cautioned though that there had to be awareness that “from time to…

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  • Photo of Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    (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, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November. The 17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1 November launch of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

    CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

      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 the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate…

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  • Photo of Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    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 Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda. “Just as we bring climate change to the heart of the health sector, we must work…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

    CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

    (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 General Assembly in New York met for close to an hour this morning (Thursday, September 27) at a High-Level Breakfast Meeting to assess the progress made in combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)…

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  • Photo of SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

    SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

    (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 forum as a side event during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, 24 September, 2018. The Forum was titled “Pressing forward for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents”. It was designed…

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  • Photo of Caribbean health ministers agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases

    Caribbean health ministers agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases

    (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 effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which organised the meeting here on Monday, said that the aim…

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