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Barbados: QEH receives HACCP designation

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at that institution. The internationally recognised management system focuses on ensuring food products […]

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Venezuela Health Minister Sacked After Revealing Sharp Rise In Infant And Maternal Deaths

Venezuela has fired Health Minister Antonieta Caporale after her department released statistics revealing a shocking increase in infant and maternal mortality. Vice-Minister of Hospitals Luis Lopez has been appointed

Electronic Medical Records implemented in Grenada

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, May 10, 2017 - GIS: Grenada’s health care system, on May 9, embarked upon a more reliable, readily accessible and accountable approach to medical records

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Hold Key To Tackling Plastic Pollution

CAMBRIDGE, England, Tuesday May 2, 2017 – Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without

T&T: Health minister: $8.7bn a year to treat lifestyle diseases

The economic cost to T&T of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes and hypertension is $8.7 billion annually, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says. Replying to Opposition questions in Parliament

Jamaica: Hospital Fear

A string of violent attacks and threats against medical staff has created an atmosphere of fear at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, triggering a meeting that was only

Bajan nears cure for breast cancer

A LEADING BARBADIAN scientist and her team of researchers in Canada are unearthing vital answers to a medical mystery that surrounds a deadly form of breast cancer that’s

Caribbean Hospital Has Treated Patients From 60 Countries In The Past Year

Health City Cayman Islands, the renowned Caribbean hospital, has treated more than 29,000 patients since it opened its doors three years ago. As Health City celebrates its third anniversary

CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private program to boost tourism and health

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and

Barbados: Fertility clinic thriving

ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED and sixty-five babies and counting. The Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC) has given new life to families in Barbados and beyond. The Eastern Caribbean’s lone internationally

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