October 16, 2018

Cayman Islands Customs Basic Training Graduation

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WHO: Collector of Customs, Mr. Charles Clifford WHAT: Customs Officer Basic Training Graduation Ceremony 2018 WHEN: Friday, 5 October 2018, 2.30 pm WHERE: The Harquail Theatre PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen graduands, including four from Immigration, the Acting Governor, Acting Deputy Governor, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, other Cabinet Ministers, government officials and parents BACKGROUND: The Class […]

PAHO: Caribbean countries among those with the lowest incidence of TB

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Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report Over a quarter of a million people live with TB in the Region of the Americas and 24,000 died from the disease in 2017. But the downward trend in new cases and deaths must proceed more swiftly to meet elimination targets. Washington, […]

Cayman Islands: 14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament

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WHO:                                            House Speaker, Dr. the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE   WHAT:                                          14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament   WHEN:                                          Friday, 22 June 2018, 9 am – 12 noon   WHERE:                                       Legislative Assembly    PARTICIPANTS:                          Nineteen debaters from nine regional countries   BACKGROUND:                          This is the first time the Regional Youth Parliament is being […]

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease

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New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases Geneva/Washington D.C., 31 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat WHO: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities WHAT: Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat for use by residents and tourists with mobility impairments and or who are wheelchair users. WHEN: Saturday, […]

Bahamian pioneer in disease elimination is named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

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Nassau, May 2, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). A Bahamian physician and public health expert, Dr. Dahl-Regis […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s message for World Health Day

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Health Minister Dwayne Seymour: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Cayman Islands will be holding World Health Day activities from 9 to 13 April. WHO’s constitution came into force on 7 April 1948. This year, the Cayman Islands will celebrate a week of activities commencing on Monday, 9 April. […]

PAHO World Health Day conference will feature former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet

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The special April 4 event will highlight challenges and advances toward guaranteeing the right to health in the 21st century. It can be followed via livestream. Washington, D.C., April 2, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — In observance of World Health Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will host a conference on universal health in […]

Law firm files 2nd major embryo loss case in same week, focus is on thousands of egg/embryos at San Francisco fertility clinic

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Similar Cases Filed Monday by Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane (PRW) in Cleveland   WHO: Just days after filing a smiliar case involving the University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, the law firm Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane (PRW) today filed a new class action lawsuit in the wake […]

Carissa F. Etienne begins second term as Director of PAHO, the premier public health agency of the americas

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Improving access to health for the most vulnerable, ensuring sufficient financing for health, and preparing health services to withstand the effects of climate change are among her priorities for the next five years. Washington, D.C., 2 February 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director […]