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OAS secretary general highlights joint work with PAHO on new approach to drug policies

September 30, 2014
OAS secretary general highlights joint work with PAHO on new approach to drug policies WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, took part on Monday in the inauguration of the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), with a speech in which he highlighted the joint work of the two...

USVI health officials monitoring spread of respiratory virus

September 30, 2014
USVI health officials monitoring spread of respiratory virus ST THOMAS, USVI -- Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett has reported that the US Virgin Islands Department of Health is closely monitoring national reports of a virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) that has been causing severe respiratory illness among children in the United States.

EarthTalk: Over-fortified processed foods

September 29, 2014
EarthTalk: Over-fortified processed foods Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids. According to a report from non-profit health research and advocacy group Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under “consume potentially...

St Lucia records spike in chikungunya cases

September 26, 2014
St Lucia records spike in chikungunya cases CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The ministry of health in Saint Lucia says it has noted a spike in chikungunya cases in the south of the island and has reminded the population to be vigilant to preventing possible sources of mosquitoes breeding. On May 1, 2014, Dr James Hospedales, head of the...

Key decision-makers tackle important issues affecting regional response to HIV

September 25, 2014
Key decision-makers tackle important issues affecting regional response to HIV GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Key decision-makers of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) met this week for a series of strategic meetings vital to the region’s continued response to HIV. Notable achievements of the meetings were the endorsement of the Caribbean...

St Vincent issues entry restriction as Trinidad evaluates Ebola preparedness

September 24, 2014
St Vincent issues entry restriction as Trinidad evaluates Ebola preparedness PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has announced that, with immediate effect, all travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines from West Africa, especially students from Nigeria, must be in possession of a valid entry visa and certified medical certificate...

Jamaica's tourism ministry educating industry stakeholders about chikungunya virus

September 24, 2014
Jamaica's tourism ministry educating industry stakeholders about chikungunya virus KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The ministry of tourism and entertainment is taking proactive steps in preparing stakeholders in the hospitality sector for any effects from the chikungunya virus, which has been affecting sections of Jamaica. Portfolio minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, said that...

OAS, PAHO and Trinidad and Tobago organize meeting on non-communicable diseases

September 23, 2014
OAS, PAHO and Trinidad and Tobago organize meeting on non-communicable diseases WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will host, together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the government of Trinidad and Tobago, a high level meeting in Washington, DC on September 30, titled “Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) In the Americas...

PANCAP to hold high-level meetings in Trinidad

September 20, 2014
PANCAP to hold high-level meetings in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A series of high-level meetings of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, next week. On Monday, members of the priority areas coordinating committee (PACC), the technical advisory group to the...

No Ebola case in The Bahamas, says health minister

September 19, 2014
No Ebola case in The Bahamas, says health minister NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Health Dr Perry Gomez on Wednesday night denied that there is any case of Ebola in The Bahamas and said the suspected patient was actually diagnosed with malaria. He said it was brought to the attention of senior officials of the ministry of health that a bogus claim...

Cayman Islands now has six confirmed chikungunya cases

September 19, 2014
Cayman Islands now has six confirmed chikungunya cases GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The total number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in the Cayman Islands has now reached six, as at September 15, 2014. Since the last update on 8 September 2014, five new cases were placed under investigation during the week of 9-15 September.

Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean

September 18, 2014
Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean The mosquito named Aedes aegypti has been in the Caribbean for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. This is the little devil that carried yellow fever to the British, Spanish and French settlers, and their armies and troops, killing thousands. This mosquito is one of the major vectors of dengue.

Fogging has negligible impact on spread of chikungunya virus, says USVI health official

September 17, 2014
Fogging has negligible impact on spread of chikungunya virus, says USVI health official ST THOMAS, USVI -- US Virgin Islands Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett said on Monday that there has been an outcry for the Department of Health to conduct truck mounted fogging to control adult mosquitoes and to end the spread of the chikungunya virus in the territory.

Health officials address chikungunya concerns in Trinidad and Tobago

September 13, 2014
Health officials address chikungunya concerns in Trinidad and Tobago PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The ministry of health has tried to allay the concerns of residents based on reports circulated regarding the chikungunya virus in Trinidad and Tobago. As of Thursday, there are 42 confirmed chikungunya cases in Trinidad and one confirmed case in Tobago.

Contrary to media reports, CARPHA has not stopped testing for chikungunya

September 12, 2014
Contrary to media reports, CARPHA has not stopped testing for chikungunya PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Contrary to recent media reports, CARPHA continues to test for the Chikungunya virus. At a media conference on Thursday morning at the agency’s headquarters in Port of Spain, CARPHA’s executive director, Dr James Hospedales, pointed out that...

USVI declares war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

September 11, 2014
USVI declares war on disease-carrying mosquitoes ST THOMAS, USVI -- US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Health, Darice Plaskett, recently concluded a multiagency task force conference call to organize and align the department’s efforts to support and protect the community against the spread of chikungunya and other harmful mosquito-borne...

EarthTalk: Chemicals and obesity

September 11, 2014
EarthTalk: Chemicals and obesity Obesity is a huge problem in the US and other industrialized countries. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have doubled for American adults and tripled for kids and teenagers aged six through 19 since 1980. Today, 31 percent of American adults and...

Number of chikungunya cases increases in USVI

September 8, 2014
Number of chikungunya cases increases in USVI ST THOMAS, USVI -- Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett has reported that the Department of Health is monitoring a recent uptick in the number of confirmed/probable cases of chikungunya in the US Virgin Islands. As of Friday, there have been a total of 30 confirmed/probable cases in the territory.

Tobago confirms first chikungunya case

September 6, 2014
Tobago confirms first chikungunya case SCARBOROUGH, Tobago -- The island of Tobago is the latest in the Caribbean to report a case of chickungunya. On Thursday, the island announced that it received its first confirmed case, a resident of Plymouth on the southwest of the island. A statement from the Division of Health...

Eleven confirmed chikungunya cases in Barbados

September 6, 2014
Eleven confirmed chikungunya cases in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- There are now 11 confirmed cases of chikungunya in Barbados while 77 other people are suspected of having the virus. The update came from senior medical officer of health, Dr Karen Springer, who disclosed that, of the 11 confirmed cases, three were imported cases.

Saint Lucia joins regional project to build public health capacity

September 6, 2014
Saint Lucia joins regional project to build public health capacity CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The ministry of health, wellness, human services and gender relations, in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), is launching the Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (CR-FELTP) in Saint Lucia.

US to discontinue funding for regional HIV/AIDS programmes

September 6, 2014
US to discontinue funding for regional HIV/AIDS programmes KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), which manages US funding for HIV/AIDS globally, has informed the University of the West Indies (UWI) that, as a result of a global policy shift...

CARPHA warns full impact of chikungunya virus still to be felt in Caribbean

September 4, 2014
CARPHA warns full impact of chikungunya virus still to be felt in Caribbean BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has warned the region to be prepared for the “full impact” of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. It is eight months now since the first case was detected. CARPHA executive director Dr James Hospedales...

PAHO director welcomes regulation of food industry to curb obesity

September 4, 2014
PAHO director welcomes regulation of food industry to curb obesity QUITO, Ecuador (PAHO/WHO) -- Countries in the Americas -- which have the highest obesity rates in the world -- are fighting the obesity epidemic with new, stricter regulations on food labeling, promotion and advertising. The regulations, which seek to inform and protect consumers while creating...

Curacao has huge water pollution problem, says minister

September 3, 2014
Curacao has huge water pollution problem, says minister WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The pollution problem with regard to the Curacao waters is enormous. This is according to health, environment and nature minister Bernard ‘Ben’ Whiteman during the continuation of a Central Committee of Parliament. According to Whiteman, it is currently still safe to eat fish...

Four additional cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica

September 2, 2014
Four additional cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The ministry of health in jamaica has confirmed four additional cases of chikungunya, bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21. Of this number, 18 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due the uncertainty of...

Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya

August 29, 2014
Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenadian health ministry has reported confirmation of 12 additional cases of chikungunya on the mainland. The announcement was made on Tuesday by acting chief medical officer Dr Alister Antoine, who said the 12 cases were laboratory-confirmed.

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