November 17, 2019

Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development Meeting to be held in Dominica

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Monday, November 11, 2019 — The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in the Commonwealth of Dominica from 12-13 November 2019. The media are invited to the Opening Ceremony scheduled to convene on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m instead of 8:30 a.m at […]

World Polio Day marks a major milestone towards polio eradication

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From World Health Organization The independent Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) has declared wild poliovirus type 3 to be globally eradicated. Announced today on World Polio Day, this is a major milestone in the global effort to rid the world of all poliovirus strains and ensure that no child will ever […]

St. V & G: Town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 — A town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change will be held on September 20th at Buccament Bay, Bay Area in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The media are invited to attend.  WHATThe town hall meeting aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change, migration of population and […]

Cayman: Graduation Ceremony for new Savannah CERT Members

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WHO:                                     Hazard Management Cayman Islands WHAT:                                   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduation  WHEN:                                  Wednesday, 14 August 7.00 p.m. WHERE:                                Bodden Town, Civic Centre PARTICIPANTS:                 Minister of Financial Services & Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers; MLA, Mr. David Wight; MLA, Mr. Alva Suckoo; Acting Deputy Director of HMCI, Teresita DaSilva; Disaster Manager Cayman Islands Red Cross, Eddie Tingling-Miller

WHO urges Caribbean countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

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From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Caribbean  countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis, and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published on Friday in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing US$6 […]

Conflict and insecurity driving spread of diseases like Ebola, WHO chief warns

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By Peter Beaumont From The Guardian UK Deadly outbreak is ‘global wake-up call’, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells Guardian The head of the World Health Organization has called the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak a “global wake-up call” to the escalating risk of disease outbreaks spreading from conflict areas neglected by the international community. Only when there […]

Concacaf NextPlay Social Program takes place in Chicago on Saturday, July 6 ahead of the 2019 Gold Cup Final at Soldier Field

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The development grassroots program has been expanded throughout Gold Cup in an effort to promote further access to football within the region, while leveraging the power of the game to drive social change WHAT:  As part of the celebrations leading up to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final on Sunday, July 7 at Soldier Field, […]

Caribbean Forum on Energy Transportation and Resilience

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The Caribbean Forum on Energy Transportation and Resilience will be held from June 26-27 at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort in Saint Lucia under the theme “Opportunities for Investment and Innovation”. WHAT The main objective of the forum is to develop a blueprint for resilient energy and transportation infrastructure in the Caribbean. The […]

Fourth sitting of the OECS Assembly to be held on the 17th June 2019

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 — The Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly will be held on Monday, June 17th 2019 at the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. WHATFourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly. WHO The Honourable Gaston Browne, Incoming Chairman of the OECS and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; OECS Heads of Government; Director General […]

International Day of Nursing: Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health

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Nurses make up more than 50% of health workers yet, in many countries of the Americas, shortages persist. New PAHO guidelines seek to strengthen their role in achieving health for all. Washington, DC, 8 May 2019 (PAHO)- Today, at the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American […]