Updates & Emerging Issues

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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What a vaccine’s “efficacy rate” actually means. In the US, the first two available Covid-19 vaccines were the ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have very high “efficacy rates,” of around 95%. But the third vaccine introduced in the US, from Johnson & Johnson, has a considerably lower efficacy rate: just 66%. Look at

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