NURSES SHORTAGE IN THE CARIBBEAN

August 13, 2018 admin 0

Migration of nurses and midwives in CARICOM a cause for concern GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The call for urgent action to address the migration of nurses and midwives from the region was made during the opening of the 45th annual general meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) on 7 August 2018, at the headquarters of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in […More]

Social Development Ministry launches Advocates of HIV and AIDS Campaign

March 23, 2018 admin 0

Social Development Ministry launches Advocates of HIV and AIDS Campaign On Tuesday March 13, 2018, female staff members of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) gathered at the Port of Spain City Corporation, Murchison Browne Auditorium, for the Annual HIV Symposium which was hosted to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018. The HIV Coordinating Unit also took […More]

With Caribbean still rebuilding after devastating storms, UNICEF helps to boost resilience ahead of next hurricane season

March 22, 2018 admin 0

With Caribbean still rebuilding after devastating storms, UNICEF helps to boost resilience ahead of next hurricane season NEW YORK, USA — Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and […More]

CLIMATE CONTROL: CARICOM Chair says; Confront climate change challenges together

March 1, 2018 admin 0

CLIMATE CONTROL: CARICOM Chair says; Confront climate change challenges together from position of strength PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — With climate change at the centre of discussions among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government, president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, wants the region to confront the challenges together, from a position of strength. He also wants a new mechanism for disaster risk funding […More]

Advancing a clean energy agenda in the Caribbean

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, Bahamas, last week. Tessa Williams-Robertson, head of renewable energy […More]

Woman has baby using ovary frozen in childhood

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(BBC) A woman has given birth in London after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovarian tissue removed when she was a young child. The 24-year-old is thought to be the first in the world to have a baby after having an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty. Moaza Al Matrooshi, whose son was delivered at the privately-run Portland […More]

Zika no longer an international public health emergency, but sustained response needed, says WHO

November 28, 2016 admin 0

GENEVA, Switzerland — Following a meeting of its emergency committee on zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that the infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern, but stressed the need for sustained effort to address the disease, which has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders. According […More]

UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Haiti

November 12, 2016 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A vaccination campaign against cholera began on Tuesday in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions. “Today in Haiti marks the first day of a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew,” Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary-general, told […More]

UN working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti

November 7, 2016 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated not only people’s livelihoods but health facilities and other vital infrastructure. “Our urgent task is to protect the health and rights […More]