Health

Helping Haitian Futures

 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like Syria. …

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 …

Bahamas Eyes Future as Stem Cell Hub

 Above: Bahamas Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has big plans for stem cell medicine. The country’ has officially launched its “stem cell industry,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced at a ceremony last …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country’s preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation in …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THE world has, in recent weeks, been very concerned with the Ebola virus and more importantly, containing it. Here in Jamaica, we have been dealing with the effects of the chikungunya virus, more commonly referred to …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a country. This is the health of our population, and as …

 By Shomari Scott Op-Ed Contributor AS THE world’s population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and healthcare costs inflate at an alarming rate, the issue of creating a healthcare destination that provides a high quality service for far …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean regional tourism organizations have signed an agreement to partner with the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association agreed earlier this month on …

 Above: the new National Health Complex in St Lucia (Photo: Ayman Khalil) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is considering an alliance with the University of the West Indies that would link the country’s hospitals with the regional …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor As the world prays for his health today, it is worth bearing in mind that Nelson Mandela is a significant political and philosophical exemplar for the Caribbean. Most Caribbean islands are racially black with large …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank’s executive board has approved a pair of grants for Haiti totaling $90 million. The first is a $70 million grant from the International Development Association that will cover …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is an “important partner” for Israel, according to Israeli Ambassador Amiram Magid. The Israeli envoy, who was recently on a visit to the island, met with Minister of Education, Science …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a loan agreement in the amount of $280.6 million with China’s EXIM Bank, the government announced this week. The loan, which was announced by Housing, Lands …

 Above: children receiving health care in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s children have seen significant progress in the areas of education, nutrition, health and sanitation since 2006, according to a United Nations survey. The …