COVAX was built on the principle of equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect the health of people all across the globe. That means protecting their lives and livelihoods, including their ability to travel and conduct trade. As travel and other possibilities begin to open up in some parts of the world, COVAX urges all

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In Minnesota, the HealthPartners system has seen a “precipitous decline” in COVID-19 hospitalizations, says Dr. Mark Sannes, an infectious disease physician and senior medical director for the system, which operates nine hospitals and more than 55 clinics. But now, nearly every admitted patient he does see is unvaccinated. “Less than 1% of our hospitalized COVID patients

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Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating constantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Until November of 2020, though, that didn’t seem to matter. That’s when scientists in the United Kingdom noticed an alarming change: The virus had mutated in a way that made it more transmissible. Within a month, similar reports were emerging from

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In a landmark speech to a United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS on Tuesday, President Irfaan Ali declared that Guyana would make HIV-related discrimination illegal and address the needs of key populations. Guyana looks to end AIDS as a public health threat in the next ten years. President Ali said that Guyana would

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Thursday, 3 June 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): 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, commenced the Second Special Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners (Virtual), Wednesday, 2 June 2021.   The three-day meeting focused on

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The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entered into a loan agreement for the TT-L1039 – Health Services Support Program (HSSP) for a period of five years August 12, 2017 to August 11, 2021. The Health Services Support Program (HSSP TT-L1039) aims to prevent and control non-communicable

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Thursday announced that Professor Clive Landis will serve as the next Principal of its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. His appointment was confirmed at The UWI’s annual business meeting of its University Council on April 30 and approved by the University Council, following a recommendation from

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Vaccine Myth Busters Dr Ramon Arscott M.D., Ph.D. provides a detailed presentation addressing various fears and concerns regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. Understand your immune system, natural immunity, the importance of vaccines, what makes the COVID-19 vaccine different, what happens if you get infected and are not vaccinated and what happens if you get infected and

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What can you do to make your mask as effective as possible? As COVID-19 infections continue to rise in our Region, it is important to RECOMMIT to handwashing, social distancing and, of course, wearing a mask. Watch the PANCAP video:

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