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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 health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

Posted: 19 October 2018 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island
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CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

Posted: 27 September 2018 - Regional News
(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 27, 2018– Leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations
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SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat):  The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) hosted a special
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Caribbean health ministers agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Media Corporation) – Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more
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Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

Posted: 20 September 2018 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders
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CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

Posted: 14 August 2018 - Regional News
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Media ReleaseTuesday, August 14, 2018 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has
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Second Regional Meeting of Youth Leaders on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS

Posted: 21 May 2018 - Press Releases
YOUTHS CHALLENGED TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO DISSONANCE BETWEEN THE AGE OF CONSENT FOR SEX AND THE AGE FOR INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AT OPENING OF SECOND REGIONAL YOUTH MEETING  
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Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

Posted: 26 April 2018 - Regional News
Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’,
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Health is a critical resource for living – World Health Day Message from Dr. C. James Hospedales, CARPHA executive director

Posted: 07 April 2018 - Regional News
“Health is a human right and a critical resource for living. There is general recognition that health and access to health services are essential to individual, community and national
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Standards, trade, health on agenda of CROSQ Council of Directors

Posted: 29 March 2018 - Regional News
International and regional organisations are scheduled to be in Barbados from April 4-6, 2018, for the 32nd meeting of the Council of Directors of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for
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CARICOM to get German support for Marine Protection

Posted: 14 March 2018 - Press Releases
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to (CARICOM) His Excellency Holger Michael signed an agreement totalling
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Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu – CARPHA

Posted: 26 February 2018 - Regional News
 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  February 2018.  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce
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SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

Posted: 15 February 2018 - Regional News
  “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” - CARICOM Secretary-General,Caribbean Community
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CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

Posted: 07 February 2018 - Regional News
The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality. Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and there has been
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Cannabidiol is ‘not likely to be abused,’ WHO says

Posted: 15 December 2017 - Article
(CNN)Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against
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Obesity, physical inactivity put women at excess risk of diabetes

Posted: 16 November 2017 - Press Releases
  Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15% of the adult population in the Caribbean Region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure,
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Regional Commission on Marijuana holds national consultations in Guyana

Posted: 03 November 2017 - Press Releases
 Guyana will host  consultations surrounding the use of marijuana on 6 November 2017; as part of the Caribbean Community’s  call for” careful in-depth research” to
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CARPHA ready to assist Dominica

Posted: 21 September 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), has deployed members of its staff, who have joined sister CARICOM institution, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to carry
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SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Press Releases
                                SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries(CARICOM Secretariat,
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Regional Network launched to collaborate on Zika, other vector borne diseases

Posted: 30 August 2017 - Regional News
[CariVecNet] Mosquito borne diseases continue to impact the Caribbean’s social, economic and health sectors. Recent outbreaks of Zika (2016), and Chikungunya (2014) and the continued
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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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