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Don't Miss Out! Come Join Us: CARIFESTA XIII - August 17-27, 2017 Barbados
Health Sector Development

It has been accepted that a healthy population is a must for the sustainable development of a country, as such, health is an investment in people. At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Health and Development Programme works  with other stakeholders to improve health and wellness across CARICOM.  Principal stakeholders are  Member States; Community and other institutions, in particular the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).  

 

Cooperation in health has been a long tradition in the Caribbean, with regional engagement dating back to the 1969 Conference of health ministers. However, the current health thrust is based on the 2001 Nassau Declaration on Health, adopted by... Read more

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Regional Nursing Body Meets in Guyana

Posted: 11 August 2017 - Regional News
Nurses from across the Caribbean Community are currently gathered at the CARICOM Secretariat for the Forty-Fourth General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body. The meeting got underway on Tuesday
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PANCAP HOSTS HIV EDUTAINMENT EVENT   Over 50 children of employees will participate in interactive HIV awareness activities

Posted: 09 August 2017 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and
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PANCAP hosts HIV Edutainment event

Posted: 09 August 2017 - Article
 The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, upon the
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St Kitts and Nevis to be region’s first nation to eliminate mother-child HIV transmissions

Posted: 03 August 2017 - Regional News
St Kitts and Nevis looks set to become the first country in the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), CARICOM, and the Americas – outside of Cuba – to end to
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Regional Laboratories Prepare To Detect And Respond To New And Emerging Diseases

Posted: 31 July 2017 - Regional News
“Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and
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CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

Posted: 20 July 2017 - Article
Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development,
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PANCAP Launches Redesigned Website to Expand Knowledge-Sharing on HIV in the Caribbean

Posted: 04 July 2017 - Press Releases
The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will officially launch a redesigned website on Friday, July 7 at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana.The new site
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Public health high on CARICOM heads agenda

Posted: 04 July 2017 - Regional News
PUBLIC Health is being placed high on the agenda as regional leaders meet in Grenada for the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community
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What’s the picture a decade after signing Declaration on NCDs?

Posted: 30 June 2017 - Press Releases
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port-of-Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of
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Working towards Regional Health Security in the Caribbean

Posted: 29 May 2017 - Press Releases
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. May 25, 2017.    “We live in a global village where situations related to health security impact us and we in turn can have an impact on
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St Kitt sand Nevis Prime Minister to attend PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum

Posted: 12 May 2017 - Press Releases
Friday, May 12, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts
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PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 - Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

Posted: 18 April 2017 - Press Releases
The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and
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Prime Minister Harris and regional health leaders discuss critical issues relating to the HIV/AIDS Agenda

Posted: 11 April 2017 - Press Releases
 St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was on Monday, April 10, 2017, updated on several critical issues relating to the HIV/AIDS agenda and its impact on
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Patients assured safe, high quality drugs with establishment of Caribbean Regulatory System

Posted: 10 April 2017 - Press Releases
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  April 7 2017.  The establishment of a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) will improve conditions for patients in the Region to receive safe, efficacious,
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Ganja Babies! More And More Children Reportedly Seeking Medical Attention After Using Marijuana

Posted: 27 March 2017 - Regional News
A 50 per cent jump in the number of children seeking assistance at public medical facilities for ganja-related illnesses in Jamaica since the weed was decriminalised in 2015, is causing worry for
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Regional experts lay groundwork for unified response to vector-borne diseases

Posted: 17 March 2017 - Regional News
“Although Dengue has been in the Region for years, with the introduction of Chikungunya in 2013, and now Zika, vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have become very prominent, taking centre
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‘Strengthening the Regional HIV Response’ is the focus of Fifth Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners’

Posted: 08 March 2017 - Regional News
 NAP Managers to assess progress of achieving 90-90-90 targets and identify gaps and challenges Monday, March 6, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating
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We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative - UNSE

Posted: 07 March 2017 - Press Releases
This is the  charge from the United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy(UNSE)  for HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, in his message on the occasion of the International
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Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

Posted: 22 February 2017 - Press Releases
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, told the Forum of CARICOM  First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State and Government that legal sanctions and mandates by themselves
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CARICOM Heads to champion ECWECC initiative: Violence against women and women’s and children’s health are priority interventions

Posted: 21 February 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Heads of the Government have agreed to champion the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative and other activities focussed on addressing violence against women and
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The Regional Response to Childhood Obesity Intensifies

Posted: 10 February 2017 - Regional News
Childhood obesity continues to be a serious public health concern in the Region.  Statistics show that more than 30% of our Caribbean adolescents are overweight or obese, and risk developing
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CARICOM - Regional conference to tackle childhood obesity

Posted: 10 February 2017 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 9, CMC – Representatives of regional health organisations are meeting here this week to map out a plan to prevent childhood obesity through improved food and
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Caribbean better prepared to deal with crisis situations

Posted: 02 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean region’s ability to respond to crisis situations and its early warning capacity have been greatly strengthened, thanks to the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP).
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Caribbean faced serious health challenges, but had important successes in 2016, says PAHO

Posted: 28 December 2016 - Regional News
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the
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Message by The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016

Posted: 30 November 2016 - Press Releases
Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS
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Message by Director, PANCAP Coordinating Unit CARICOM Secretariat Dereck Springer on the ocassion of World AIDS Day 2016

Posted: 30 November 2016 - Press Releases
As the World commemorates World AIDS Day 2016, its does so under the theme ‘Hands up for #HIV prevention’. This theme calls attention to the crucial need for us to refocus our efforts on
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PANCAP Hosts Knowledge Workshop

Posted: 25 November 2016 - Press Releases
Renews commitment to CSOs and NAPS integration in national HIV responses The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV & AIDS (PANCAP) hosted a workshop on Knowledge Synthesis and Best
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COTED endorses regulatory system for medicines roadmap

Posted: 22 November 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for Trade have endorsed a roadmap for the implementation of the Caribbean Regulatory System for Medicines (CRS).The endorsement was made
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UWI Regional Task Force on Zika tracks rare neurological disorder

Posted: 21 October 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean has moved one step closer to uncovering the link between the Zika virus disease and a rare neurological illness. Once an obscure pathogen, the mosquito-borne Zika virus quickly
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Guyana to benefit from US $18,000 PANCAP project

Posted: 18 October 2016 - Regional News
Member states of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) like Guyana, stand to benefit from a US $18,000 health project aimed at pushing early antiretroviral therapy for persons
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