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Barbados: Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission of one patient who experienced severe symptoms […]

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15,000 Bahamians Enrol in NHI

Since the launch of the enrolment phase of National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas on April 24, more than 15,000 persons have enrolled and over 11,000 beneficiaries have been

Barbados health ministry considering banning sugary drinks

The Ministry of Health in Barbados wants to stem a rise in childhood obesity by banning the sale of sugary drinks in schools. Health Minister John Boyce, made the

Caribbean Countries Urged to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday May 17, 2017 – Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used

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

T&T: No maternal mortality in 17 months

Celebrating life and the fact that there have been no incidents of maternal mortality recorded at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital (MHWH) over the past 17 months, Health

Bermuda: BHB facing serious financial difficulties

Growing pressures on an unsustainable healthcare system have caused serious financial difficulties for the Bermuda Hospitals Board, the Public Accounts Committee has heard. BHB bosses appeared before the PAC

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

St. Maarten Judge Delivers “Verdict” On Caribbean Hospital

Retired St. Maarten Judge Reuben Essed has received a lifesaving pacemaker for his heart in the Cayman Islands. Judge Essed, one of an increasing number of patients from St.

T&T: Health Ministry receives loan to fight non-communicable diseases

THE Ministry of Health is expected to spend US$48.4 million to deal with non-communicable diseases over the next five years. These include diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Health Minister

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