Updates & Emerging Issues

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. “I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Issuing a Public Health Emergency of International Concern enhances coordination and sharing of resources and information among nations. The declaration

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NAME OF PROJECT – OECS REGIONAL HEALTH PROJECT GRANT NO.: D513 ASSIGNMENT TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF OECS MULTI-SECTORAL MULTIHAZARD EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, MITIGATION, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY MEASURES INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT Reference No. LC-OECS COMMISSION-287117-CS-INDV The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the OECS Regional Health Project (ORHP),

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Washington D.C. 12 January 2022 (PAHO) – With COVID-19 infections accelerating in the Americas and the detection of the Omicron variant in at least 42 countries and territories in the region, the Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne has called on countries to ensure health workers have access to protective equipment and additional

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A Sydney lab has told hundreds of people they did not have Covid when they in fact had tested positive, amid soaring infections in the area. The mistake, which took place over the Christmas period, was due to a “data processing error”. The Australian state of New South Wales is seeing rising infection numbers following

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2 Caribbean jurists make case for mandatory jabs A case for mandatory vaccination has been legally made by two Caribbean jurists. Sir Dennis Byron and Prof Rosemarie Antoine submitted the view to the heads of government of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in a 16-page confidential brief, titled “The Legal Dimensions of Mandatory/Compulsory

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Barely a year ago, Anna Blakney was working in a relatively inconspicuous, niche field of science in a lab in London. Few people outside of her scientific circles had heard of mRNA vaccines. Because none yet existed. Attendees at an annual conference talk she gave in 2019 could be counted in the tens, not hundreds.

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PANCAP has launched a Regional HIV Service Directory accessible through the PANCAP website homepage. It provides a guide to both Ministry of Health and Civil Society Organisations in each country for HIV related services including anti-retroviral treatment, HIV testing, Outreach Services, Psychosocial support, etc. The service location descriptions also link to a google map feature

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