June 13, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Another report from another committee

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I have highlighted the problem the Cayman Islands have with mental health in an Editorial I wrote on June 8 “Mental health issues to be discussed at healthcare conference” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/the-editor-speaks-mental-health-issues-to-be-discussed-at-healthcare-conference/ I lamented then the Minister of Health, Osbourne Bodden’s comment concerning the announcement of the Fifth National Healthcare Conference to be held at the […]

Meeting with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Consultant

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Ms Devora Kestel, PAHO/WHO, Mental Health Regional Advisor, arrived in the Cayman Islands on Monday, 14th July, to assist the Mental Health Commission (MHC) with the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) survey. The meeting was facilitated by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with PAHO. This WHO-AIMS tool was developed […]

Caribbean is 2nd in HIV infection

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The Caribbean is second in the world to Sub-Saharan Africa in the rate of HIV infection. The primary mode of transmission in the region is heterosexual intercourse with high risk groups to include men who have sex with men (MSM) and there is intersection between the two. Public health academia has known for decades that […]

US : Florida reports three imported Chikungunya cases

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From Canada Journal The Florida Department of Health has issued a warning regarding chikungunya fever, a viral mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the Caribbean from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. The Department has confirmed three Florida cases of the fever from people who have recently traveled […]

Children to receive free vaccinations this week

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The Public Health Department is holding free vaccination clinics this week to ensure that children’s inoculations are up to date. The department will be contacting parents this week to schedule appointments for their children’s missed vaccinations. The clinics are being held as part of the Pan American Health Organization’s Vaccination Week in the Americas. “Since […]