Healthcare in the Caribbean

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Making Caribbean Hospitals “Smart”

A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Haiti Health Minister Calls on Caribbean to Step Up Regional HIV/AIDS Fight

Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Health Minister Dr Florence Duperval Guillaume is calling on members of the Caribbean’s Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS to strengthen coordination efforts and improve integration efforts. Guillaume made the […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Designer Kenneth Cole Opens New Health Centre in Haiti's Cite Soleil

Above: an outer region of Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (Photo: KC) By the Caribbean Journal staff The foundation of US designer Kenneth Cole has opened the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Cite Soleil. […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda Has Caribbean's "Healthiest" Oceans: Report

Above: Antigua (Photo: Antigua Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has the Caribbean’s “healthiest” oceans, according to the Ocean Health Index. The index is a collaboration between 65 scientists and partnerships between organizations including National Geographic, the […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Op-Ed: Cholera in Haiti

By Irwin Stotzky Op-Ed Contributor The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, more than nineteen months ago, left a huge trail of destruction.  Approximately 350,000 people died, 500,000 were injured, almost half of them children, an estimated two […]

USVI Governor Commissions Studies on Health Insurance Exchange

Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has hired two companies to conduct studies on the question of implementing a Health Insurance Exchange in the territory. […]

Interview with Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly

Above: Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly By Alexander Britell Sophia Martelly has been Haiti’s First Lady since May 14, 2011, when her husband, President Michel Martelly, took office. The First Lady, who has four children, has focused on several initiatives […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Haiti and the Psychology of Freedom

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor I recently made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to give a talk, and so many incidents there reminded me of Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean region. Many folks are aware of […]

President Bill Clinton Announces New Funding for Haiti's Hospital Bernard Mevs

Above: former US President Bill Clinton on a recent trip to Haiti (Photo: Clinton Foundation) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton has announced a new grant to support the Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. The […]

After Cholera Outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba, Dominica Prepares "Just in Case"

By the Caribbean Journal staff Following high-profile cholera outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba in the last two years, Dominica says its Ministry of Health is being “proactive” in defending the country against a potential outbreak. There are no indications of […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Haiti's Sophia Martelly, in Washington, Urges Regional AIDS Response

Above: Sophia Martelly (right) in Washington (Photo: OFL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly arrived in Washington Monday to attend the 19th International AIDS Conference. Martelly, who is being hosted in Washington by Haiti Ambassador to […]

St Lucia, Brazil Strengthening Ties

By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil is stepping up its cooperation with the government of St Lucia, buoyed by a trade volume of around $3 billion per year between the two countries. The two countries have negotiated for the deployment […]

Cuba and Norway Sign Cooperation Agreement on Health Care in Haiti

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Cuba and Norway have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at implementing Norwegian aid donations to Haiti, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Havana. The agreement was signed last week by […]


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