WASHINGTON, Sept 17, CMC – Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the Caribbean island is implementing a 10-year strategic plan to improve health and attain its vision of a healthy and stable population.
WASHINGTON, Aug 20, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a declaration of cooperation to support the countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PORT-AU-PRINCE , August 19, 2016- The United Nations has admitted for the first time that its peacekeepers in Haiti played a role in the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that sent the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation into a tailspin.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 17, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has returned home from the United States where he underwent medical tests that have led to widespread rumours about the state of his health.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 10, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says he is HIV negative. Speaking on a tradio programme here, Gonsalves, who turned 70 on Monday, said that his latest medical examination on June 5 showed that he is in good health and that he is also HIV negative.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 15, CMC – A warning for Carnival revellers in St. Lucia. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding you that it has noticed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and road-traffic injuries during the Carnival season that ends on Tuesday with the traditional street jump up.
KINGSTON, March 20, 2015 - The medical emergency response system has been bolstered with the addition of six ambulances, donated by the Government of Japan, through its Grass Roots Human Security Project.
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the removal of donor funding for health programmes puts the current achievements at risk of reversal. He said in this regard several factors apart from countries’ National Income should be considered when determining whether donor funding is provided to assist with the public health sector.