March 24, 2018

OECS Member States collaborating to eliminate HIV and Tuberculosis

OECS Media release Friday, March 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has partnered with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Fund to implement a program aiming at eliminating tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Caribbean. The US $5 million TB/HIV project funded by the Global Fund will operate in six participating OECS Member […]

Mum reveals what it is like to live in fear of her own brain tumou

By Charlotte Gosling From The Herald Plymouth Sue was diagnosed with a brain tumour while on a family holiday to the Caribbean A Plympton mum’s discovery of a brain tumour on a Caribbean holiday has led her to raise more than £6,000 for research into the illness to continue in the city. Sue Frost was […]

Cayman Islands Residential Mental Health Facility planning approved

Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility in the Cayman Islands have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The application was considered and approved by the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. The Ministry of Health, which is building the facility, will now seek building permit approval and to prequalify […]

Cayman Islands Cert basic training programme outline

The CERT Basic Training Course is designed to provide volunteers with the basic skills and information needed to be prepared for, and respond to, emergencies and disasters in the community. Upon successful completion of the course (100% attendance required) participants receive a certificate verifying they completed the course. The volunteer group completing this training will […]

Input sought on Cayman Islands tissue donation and transplant regulations

The public is being asked for input on regulations being drawn up to govern the Human Tissue Transplant Law so that the legislation can be put into effect. The law, which was passed in 2013, will allow organ transplants to take place in the Cayman Islands, improving the quality of life for many patients and […]

US Senate panel kills bill allowing use of marijuana derivative

BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press From News Observer BOISE, IDAHO – A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers on Monday broke out in turmoil during a last-minute attempt to advance the bill. Republican Sen. Tony Potts asked the Senate Health and Welfare […]

Cayman Islands Alex Panton Foundation receives enormous community support at launch events

Hundreds came out to support the launch of the Alex Panton Foundation 2 recent events, the ‘Hidden’ short-film movie premiere and a Youth Mental Health symposium. “We are so incredibly grateful for the support that the community has shown,” Alex Panton Foundation chairman, Jane Panton, said. “It proves that the rest of Cayman also feels […]

Bermuda: Minister opens regional nursing body meeting

Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Feb 27] opened the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees for the policy-making body for Nursing in the CARICOM Caribbean Community. The Regional Nursing Body is meeting in Bermuda for the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the fifteenth of the Practice […]

Cayman Islands: Reducing the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Public Health Department are working together robustly, to closely monitor and mitigate against a local outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Approximately 60 cases have already been reported in the Cayman Islands. The HSA’s Paediatric Unit in collaboration with the Public Health and Laboratory […]

Latin America [and Caribbean] teen pregnancy rate ‘unacceptably high’: U.N.

From Reuters BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There has been insufficient progress in reducing high teenage pregnancy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, three United Nations agencies said on Wednesday, as they warned that rising numbers of girls under 15 were falling pregnant. Although overall teenage pregnancy rates “dropped slightly” over the past three […]