public health

  • Photo of CARICOM Youth leaders better equipped to lead Climate Change initiatives

    CARICOM Youth leaders better equipped to lead Climate Change initiatives

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) and regional youth representatives who participated in the CARICOM-Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Climate Change and Health (CCH) Orientation and Training, are better equipped to lead climate change mitigation projects after completing specialized training on preparing effective project proposals and grants. The capacity-building initiative was held at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, from 23 to…

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  • 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 Belize, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

    Belize, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

    Kingston, Jamaica, 7 May 2024 – Belize, Jamaica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the latest countries in the Americas to receive certification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis (EMTCT). The milestone was marked today at a commemorative event organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Kingston, Jamaica,…

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  • Photo of Over 70 public health, clinical practitioners excel in global health E-learning programme

    Over 70 public health, clinical practitioners excel in global health E-learning programme

    Seventy-five Guyanese public health and clinical practitioners have been recognised for their dedication and commitment to advancing their skills in global health. Guyanese public health and clinical practitioners with Dr Frank Anthony, Guyana’s MInister of Health (centre), at the award presentation. They were awarded certificates by the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) for successfully completing the University…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Drew addresses alarming trend of firearm injuries among young children and adolescents

    Prime Minister Drew addresses alarming trend of firearm injuries among young children and adolescents

    (Via St Kitts and Nevis Information Service) Saint Lucia, 30 April 2024 – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr Terrance Drew, delivered a compelling address during the 68th Annual Health Research Conference, hosted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in St. Lucia, on April 25, 2024, highlighting the pressing need to address firearm violence as a…

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  • Photo of Chief Medical Officers Discuss Regional Health Cooperation in Saint Lucia

    Chief Medical Officers Discuss Regional Health Cooperation in Saint Lucia

    Participants of the Thirty-Second Meeting of Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Saint Lucia, 23-24 April 2024 The migration of healthcare workers from CARICOM, the implementation of the regional cooperation in health framework, and preparations for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup were among the issues that occupied the attention of Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) in Saint Lucia from…

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  • Photo of “Trafficking of illegal weapons into any nation is a direct breach of its borders” – SKN PM

    “Trafficking of illegal weapons into any nation is a direct breach of its borders” – SKN PM

    Hon. Dr Terrence Drew, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, continues to raise the alarm about the increased instances of violent crime involving the use of illegal firearms in the Region. Dr Drew underscored this during the four-day Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) meeting, which began in St. Kitts and Nevis on Monday. Addressing…

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  • Photo of REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    EIGHTEEN (18) CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COMPLETE THREE-MONTH COURSE ON CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HIV Thursday, 7 October 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, congratulates the eighteen (18) clinical and public health practitioners who completed…

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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 Public health high on CARICOM heads agenda

    Public health high on CARICOM heads agenda

    PUBLIC Health is being placed high on the agenda as regional leaders meet in Grenada for the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The conference will open today with a grand ceremony at the Grenada Trade Centre, subsequent to which Heads of Government will move to the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort,…

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