Saturday, March 28, 2020

PAHO prepares 8 Caribbean countries for laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus

Virology experts from the Pan American Health Organization have travelled to the Caribbean region to ensure that laboratory specialists are trained and equipped to...

Dispelling the myths around the new coronavirus outbreak

A new coronavirus outbreak that is thought to have originated in China‘s central city of Wuhan has spread to two dozen countries across the...

CARICOM health ministers to hold emergency meeting on deadly coronavirus

The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now...

The UWI activates Coronavirus Response Plan

Since the news of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been closely monitoring the situation in China. The...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate...

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

A Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s...

PAHO Alert: Novel Coronavirus

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has issued an alert to its member countries on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), recommending that “health care workers...

Breaking the silence on mental health in the Caribbean

Someone you know could be silently suffering from mental illness, but due to fear of stigmatization, he or she does not access mental health...

Antigua and Barbuda health officials warn of dengue epidemic

Chief Medical Officer Dr Rhonda Sealey-Thomas  has confirmed "an outbreak" of dengue in the country. There has been an increase in cases since August, with...

PANCAP fully endorses PrEP

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) fully endorses the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation that Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) be offered...
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