Health

Dominica’s Big Health Plans

 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 …

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

 By Paul Hay CJ 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 …

A Caribbean Lesson From Cuba

 By Dennis Chung CJ 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 …

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 By Dennis Chung CJ 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 …

 By Dennis Chung CJ 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 …

 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 Rowe Op-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 …

 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 …

 Above: Cuba’s Raul Castro and Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cuba strengthened their ties Wednesday by signing a series of cooperation agreements in fields including public health and agriculture. The agreements …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and United States Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten have signed into effect a partnership framework aimed at supporting Haiti’s health strategy. The …

 Above: Belize (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize has joined the Salud Mesoamerica 2015 Initiative, a project that aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality among the poor. The programme could help more than 30,000 young women and …

 

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