GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s first fully automated histopathology laboratory opened at the Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital here on Saturday.
CAYMAN ISLANDS – Health City Cayman Islands is offering a cutting-edge solution for patients with slow heartbeats. The facility has the capability to insert leadless pacemakers, which transmit electrical pulses to the heart without insulated wires.
CAYMAN ISLANDS – A Caymanian business owner has reported that the bariatric procedure she received at Health City Cayman Islands two years ago has dramatically changed her life for the better.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has launched its ‘Out of Our Schools’ mass media campaign amidst a warning from Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton that Jamaica is in a crisis, with some citizens now being forced to adjust their lifestyles due to health challenges.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts-Nevis government says it will introduce universal health insurance and a new smart hospital to the twin island Federation as part of the efforts to transform the country’s health system.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on countries of the Americas, including those in the Caribbean, to strengthen measures to diagnose and manage chikungunya due to an increase in cases in some areas.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A new study by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) is warning that up to 10 million people could die annually by 2050 due to anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – In a quest to access lifesaving vaccines without relying on supplies from developed countries, the Government of Guyana has reached out the nations of Rwanda and India to strengthen its healthcare services and potentially, manufacture vaccines in the Caribbean.
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis - Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Dr. Hon. Terrance Drew and members of his cabinet made a powerful statement about the importance of blood donation by visiting the National Blood Bank to donate blood.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre says he will follow the “dictates” of the Ministry of Health and the St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) before responding officially to a locally-based organization expressing concern over amendments proposed to a planned World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic treaty.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Two University of the West Indies (UWI) medical researchers are sounding the alarm on the rising incidence of cancers in developing states.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued an alert, urging countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to update their response plans to prevent the re-establishment of endemic transmission of measles virus.
World Bank Announces $300 Million in Funding to Help Developing Countries Build Prepare for Future Pandemics
WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank’s Pandemic Fund Governing Board has approved US$300 million in financing for its first round of funding to help Caribbean and other developing countries better prepare for and respond to future pandemics.