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Tackling Cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 27, CMC – “Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water…” and so, Sherline Deus lists the steps she must take to protect herself and her children from cholera in the town of Grand Bois, located in in north-eastern Haiti, near the country’s border with the Dominican Republic.
  • Published in Health

Barbados wants debate on euthanasia in the region

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 18, CMC – Barbados Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, Monday called for a regional debate on the issue of euthanasia and other health-related laws that involve the rights of the parties involved, as the Caribbean moves to reform its health sectors.
  • Published in Health

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus.
  • Published in Health

WHO wants e-cigarette sales to minors banned

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization called Tuesday on governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people.
  • Published in Health

Jamaica  receive assistance to implement tobacco control 

Kingston, Jamaica August 19, 2014 - Technical Officer with the Convention Secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Head of delegation for the Needs Assessment team, Dr. Tibor Szilagyi, says Jamaica has made strides in satisfying some of the requirements of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
  • Published in Health
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