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  • Photo of EU/PAHO/CARIFORUM Climate & Health Project Builds Capacity with Health Co-Benefits Training

    EU/PAHO/CARIFORUM Climate & Health Project Builds Capacity with Health Co-Benefits Training

    Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 June 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – During a recently held European Union (EU), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), [1]CARIFORUM Health Co-Benefits webinar, representatives from 16 CARIFORUM countries, South America, North America and Europe, received an introduction to four WHO/PAHO tools to support the generation of evidence around the immediate health benefits from climate mitigation. The more common mitigation strategies…

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  • Photo of PAHO kicks off EU Funded Regional Health and Climate Change Programme

    PAHO kicks off EU Funded Regional Health and Climate Change Programme

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) office officially kicked off the new €6.85 million European Union funded initiative on climate change and health with the first Regional Partner Dialogue. This virtual session, held on June 29th, brought together representatives from five regional organisations to facilitate discussions on the critical first steps towards implementation of the project across all CARIFORUM member…

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  • Photo of UNAIDS says COVID-19 worsened HIV situation in Caribbean
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    UNAIDS says COVID-19 worsened HIV situation in Caribbean

    GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has worsened the efforts by Caribbean countries to meet the 2020 targets on HIV/AIDS, a senior UNAIDS official said Wednesday. UNAIDS Caribbean Director Dr James Guwani, speaking at a virtual news conference, warned that the pandemic may blow the Caribbean “off course”. UNAIDS Caribbean Director Dr James Guwani, “We were not…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19
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    Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  2 July 2020)  Over the years, the Caribbean region has faced a series of public health challenges.  The persistence of diseases such as dengue, and the emergence of new ones such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the biggest threat to the Caribbean region in recent…

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  • Photo of CARPHA urges Member States to maintain vaccine coverage while fighting COVID-19 pandemic

    CARPHA urges Member States to maintain vaccine coverage while fighting COVID-19 pandemic

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 29 April 2020.  Although there is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), vaccinations against seasonal influenza and measles are available to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. If vaccination programmes are not continued, more people are likely to get sick from vaccine-preventable diseases, thus increasing the burden on…

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  • Photo of Working Group established to concretise recommendations for a Regional Response to Covid-19

    Working Group established to concretise recommendations for a Regional Response to Covid-19

    CARICOM Ministers of Health held an emergency Meeting on the COVID-19 on Wednesday and agreed to the establishment of a Working Group to formulate recommendations/protocols for a possible regional response to the disease. This second Emergency Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD-Health) was also joined by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados and  Secretary-General…

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  • Photo of New Chair and Vice Chair elected to PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group..

    New Chair and Vice Chair elected to PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group..

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit Press Release): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) has extended congratulations to the new Chair and Vice Chair of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group. A press release from the PANCAP Coordinating Unit said Mr. Roger McLean and Dr. Gail Gajadhar were elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group for the Multi-Country Caribbean Global…

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  • Photo of Risk of Coronavirus in Caribbean ‘low’ says CARPHA

    Risk of Coronavirus in Caribbean ‘low’ says CARPHA

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – As at 9th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. Joy St. John said “Presently, there have been no confirmed cases or reports of the 2019-nCoV…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    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 Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    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 regard, the importance of treatment and rehabilitation for persons with problematic drug use and misuse. The ASG was speaking at the Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshop earlier today, in Trinidad and Tobago. “Human resource…

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