Updates & Emerging Issues

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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Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized particles, as well as through contact with sprayed droplets or touching contaminated hands to one’s mouth, nose or eyes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now states explicitly —

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ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NAME OF PROJECT – OECS REGIONAL HEALTH PROJECT GRANT NO.: D513 Assignment Title: Assessment, Development and Implementation of Laboratory Specimen Transportation Agreements, Policies and Legislation in the OECS Reference No. LC-OECS COMMISSION-148796-CS-QCBS The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has received financing from the World

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Vaccines not procured through government purchases from certified providers and offered by authorized national immunization circuits are presumed to be counterfeit and dangerous to health. Washington, DC, April 22, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 only through national immunization programs and officially authorized mechanisms and warns that

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