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CARPHA: No infectious disease coverup

The head of the Caribbean Public Health Agency is seeking to allay fears that countries are covering up the statistics on mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya. Dr. James Hospedales acknowledges that residents across the Caribbean often do not […]

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FAKE VACCINE

A strong word of caution has been issued to the public not to buy what is being touted as a vaccine for the dreaded Zika virus. There have been

Residents weigh in on controversial vaccine

Fresh concerns have emerged about a highly controversial vaccination programme aimed at preventing the most common sexually transmitted infection – the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The initiative, which is to

A&B to benefit from funding to address HIV/AIDS

Antigua & Barbuda is among six Caribbean islands to benefit from an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Multi-country Global Fund Project to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The sub-regional

A&B: Nursing school head says loss of experienced nurses could mean more lawsuits

Malpractice lawsuits may be on the increase if the migration of experienced nurses from Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean continues, the head of a regional school of

A&B: The Cabinet recommends five grammes of marijuana for decriminalisaton

The country’s push to decriminalize small quantities of marijuana is picking up steam. The Cabinet is recommending that residents be allowed to have five grammes of Cannabis without being

Antigua: Govt’ aims to increase mammogram screenings for women

The government is in the process of procuring a mobile mammogram unit to address what Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has described as “an extremely high rate of breast

CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos

Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Wednesday issued a zika virus travel notice for Antigua and

Clarevue hospital staff take industrial action

Striking workers at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital have vowed to stay off the job until their “deplorable and unsanitary” working conditions have been rectified. Yesterday, more than 30 staff

Doctor warns Antigua to stop using a mosquito fogging chemical

Driven by concern about the health risks to humans, a regional doctor is advising Antigua and Barbuda to stop using a chemical that the World Health Organization (WHO)

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