Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

Barbados starts to modernize water infrastructure

Barbados starts to modernize water infrastructure

David Estwick, the Barbados Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management, has announced plans to modernize the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) infrastructure, starting with the rebuilding of the sewage system. Estwick noted the level of development on the South Coast has increased drastically since the Sewage Plant was first put into use back in the […]

T&T’s children body raises concern about abuse

T&T’s children body raises concern about abuse

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Trinidad and Tobago’s Children’s Authority concerned by the increasing number of reports of child abuse it is getting. The authority expressed concerns, while acknowledging Universal Children’s Day, which was celebrated on Monday, with this year’s theme “Stop the Violence against Children”. The authority, in a statement on Monday, thanked members of the […]

Health City Cayman Islands makes history with new device for heart failure

Health City Cayman Islands makes history with new device for heart failure

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, a leading physician has implanted a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) device to treat heart failure. Dr Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, implanted the device in a Cayman Islands resident in August, making […]

Community mobilizes around Black health and well-being strategy

Community mobilizes around Black health and well-being strategy

By J.R. Dash The development of a “Black Health and Well-Being Strategy is long overdue” in Canada. That is the view of Black Health Alliance President Dalon Taylor.Taylor made the pronouncement at BHA’s third annual forum on Saturday. In her view,Black health needs to become a priority if Canada is serious about acknowledging the contributions […]

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