October 19, 2018

Caribbean Ministers approve plan to prepare for the health impact of climate change on small island developing states

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region  Washington, D.C., October 18 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health […]

How much can you save by switching to vaporization?

By Lisa Aaron Over the past years, smoking has been the primary form in which tobacco has been consumed. The popularity of cigarettes kept growing initially and they eventually became a staple in society. Smoking represented a good character and social standing. But, over the last few decades, research has shown that smoking is a […]

Canada set to become largest country ever to legalize recreational marijuana

From WN Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ran his 2015 campaign on a promise to legalize marijuana for recreational use and will now see Canada become the largest country in the world to do so on Wednesday, according to USA Today. The move could start a global revolution concerning the legalization of marijuana as Canada […]

Children vomit blood after dream TUI trip to Caribbean turned into holiday from hell

By Ewan Foskett From Daily Mirror UK Mum-of-three Billie Baker says her kids still suffer nightmares after they were kept in hospital by armed guards against their will A British family’s dream Caribbean holiday turned into a nightmare after their children began to vomit blood and were rushed to A&E with salmonella poisoning. Parents Billie […]

PAHO Director participates in inauguration ceremony of Princess Alice Smart Hospital, Grenada

The Princess Alice hospital is the first hospital in the Eastern Caribbean Region to have been fully refitted to smart standards to protect the health of the population against climate change-related events. St George’s, Grenada, October 16 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, […]

Cayman Islands joins International Infection Prevention Week IIPW: October 14-20 2018

From The Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Health Services Authority joined the world in observing International Control Awareness Week. Annually the third week of October is observed as International Prevention Week. In this week, awareness is raised on the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.  Patient safety is an important priority for […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida counters cardiac complications of cancer treatment

As if battling cancer isn’t challenging enough, many cancer patients have another “big C” to contend with: cardiovascular disease. Not only do some cancer patients have coexisting cardiovascular disease, but several treatments that improve survival in cancer patients can damage the heart in the process. These concerns have given rise to the medical subspecialty of […]

The cure for Asia’s doctor shortage is in the Caribbean

By Dr G Richard Olds From The Times of India This fall, tens of thousands of students will apply to medical schools all across Asia. They’ll face daunting odds. Acceptance rates at two medical schools in Hong Kong and Singapore- which collectively host five institutions- hover around 10 per cent. One school in New Delhi […]

Grenada to host PAHO/WHO Third Global Conference on Health and Climate

Press Conference on the Third Global Conference on Health and Climate, convened by PAHO and WHO WHAT: Press Conference on the III Global Conference on Health and Climate. Ministers of Health and Environment from throughout the Caribbean will meet in St George’s, Grenada, on 16-17 October 2018 to discuss actions needed to ensure climate-resilient health […]

CARPHA/CRS and The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States/Pharmaceutical Procurement Service Form Partnership

Monday, October 15, 2018 — The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States/Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (OECS/PPS) is announcing a new partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency/ Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS) that will require all anti-retroviral (ARVs) medicines to receive approval by the CRS in order to participate in the upcoming OECS/PPS ARV tender in June of 2019. […]