health sector development

  • Photo of Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    (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 in ending AIDS. The Director is advocating for faith leaders to leverage their influence with the communities they serve, youth and vulnerable populations to propagate HIV prevention including testing and other issues related to…

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  • Photo of Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    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’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which…

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  • Photo of Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu – CARPHA

    Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu – CARPHA

      Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  February 2018.  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu), a contagious respiratory illness which affects thousands of people in the Caribbean each year.  Typically, the Flu season in the Region occurs between…

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  • Photo of SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

    SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

        “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has called for the scaling up of climate finance for resilience in the health sector.   He also posited that small vulnerable countries must never be denied access to concessional financing in their quest for resilience against…

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  • Photo of Regional Network launched to collaborate on Zika, other vector borne diseases

    Regional Network launched to collaborate on Zika, other vector borne diseases

    [CariVecNet] Mosquito borne diseases continue to impact the Caribbean’s social, economic and health sectors. Recent outbreaks of Zika (2016), and Chikungunya (2014) and the continued circulation of Dengue, highlight the need for an integrated approach to the prevention and control of these vector borne diseases (VBDs), especially since many countries depend on tourism as a major source of revenue.  The…

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  • Photo of PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030  – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.    The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and regional response to HIV and AIDS;…

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  • Photo of Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, told the Forum of CARICOM  First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State and Government that legal sanctions and mandates by themselves would not yield lasting results, but must be reinforced by other factors. These included reliable data; coordinated policies and programmes;  men and boys in the response; and promoting evidenced-based…

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  • Photo of Monitor, report birth anomalies – PAHO advises on Zika virus

    Monitor, report birth anomalies – PAHO advises on Zika virus

    As the Zika virus spreads, PAHO advises countries to monitor and report birth anomalies and other suspected complications of the virus Washington, D.C., 18 January 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — With the Zika virus now circulating in 18 countries and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is recommending that its member countries monitor and report…

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