July 25, 2021

Peter Binose: “No” I will wait for the next bus, go feed the babies

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By Peter Binose Are we led in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by a Scrounging Monster? Ralph Gonsalves is more than happy to take money from PetroCaribe whilst Venezuelans are in the throes of starvation and with little or no hospital or health care. Gonsalves claims that Venezuela is our friend, but I am not […]

The Caribbean Voice backs call for integrated health care to tackle mental health

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From Guyana Times The Draft Mental Health Strategy of Guyana 2015-2020 has confirmed that there are minimal numbers of general health human resources with the necessary mental health competencies to provide mental health services at any level of general healthcare in Guyana. In light of this, suicide prevention advocacy group, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) has […]

Cayman Islands MRCU explains Zika control methods

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The Mosquito and Research Control Unit (MRCU), beginning on Monday 1 February, 2016, commenced its plan of action in destroying the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and preventing the potential threat of Zika virus to the Cayman Islands. The Director of MRCU, Dr. William Petrie said his staff launched the first of two […]

Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

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by: JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press From FOX 28 News DALLAS (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America. The unidentified person had […]

Air Canada backs down, will refund pregnant Manitoban’s Caribbean trip over Zika concerns

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From CBC News Brandon’s Samantha Dellezay planned to fly to Saint Lucia in February A Brandon, Man., woman will get a refund from Air Canada Vacations after she cancelled a trip St. Lucia in the Caribbean because of concerns about the Zika virus. Samantha Dellezay, who is 15 weeks pregnant, and her husband booked their […]

French Caribbean facing Zika epidemic, taking extra measures

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PARIS (AP) — Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France’s government is sending extra hospital equipment and preparing extra medical staff to combat it, the health minister said Wednesday. Marisol Touraine told reporters that Martinique and French […]

Trinidad declares health emergency over Zika virus/WHO declares emergency

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Trinidad declares health emergency over Zika virus From St Lucia News online CARIBBEAN360 – No cases of the Zika virus have surfaced in Trinidad and Tobago, but Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has declared a national public health emergency as a result of the threat of the virus, even as the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

What’s Next for the Zika Virus?

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By Tajha Chappellet-Lanier From The Atlantic The CDC is warning pregnant women against traveling to 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and some of those countries are urging their own citizens to avoid conception. Public-health officials in Latin American and Caribbean countries are warning their citizens against pregnancy amid rising fears that the […]

Olwomen story of the week

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20 highly effective migraine solutions Submitted By Jenny Smith From Olwomen Migraines are amongst the most severe kind of headaches and according to World Health Organization it is considered amongst the 20 most disabling medical condition. Migraine is usually starts with an aura. Every person has different triggering factors, some are triggered by stress (80 […]

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

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By Paul Hay From Caribbean Journal The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer recommendations. The third “Caribbean Ministerial Summit” was one segment of this event. It […]