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Doctors and nurses from Barbados to assist Dominica

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary assessments for the health […]

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Dominican Re-elected For Second Term as PAHO Director

WASHINGTON, United States, Friday September 29, 2017 – Dominican-born Dr Carissa Etienne has been re-elected for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization

New Tropical Storm Forms Behind Hurricane Irma

FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday September 5, 2017 – Even as the Leeward Islands prepares for the impact of a dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the 10th tropical storm

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine team assesses Dominica’s eye screening and treatment program

Dr. Cova Bascaran and Nurse Marcia Zondervan, a two-member team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has embarked on a mission to appraise the Diabetic

Future Waves of Zika Epidemic Likely, PAHO Chief Warns

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne says future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely. She issued the warning

Health Facilities in Seven Caribbean Countries to be Made Disaster Resistant

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centers in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters. It’s

Mexico commits US$5 million to construct hospital in Dominica

The government of Mexico has informed the government of Dominica that it is committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital. Dominica's Prime Minister

Dominica: Health Minister reports smooth sailing in new hospital construction

Minister for Health and Environment, Kenneth Darroux, has said that construction of the new national hospital is going “very smoothly,” considering the challenges that were predicted to occur. He

Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in the Caribbean, says UN-backed report

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Nearly

Dominica: Construction of new hospital to begin at end of October – Darroux

The actual construction of the much-talked about, China-funded new national hospital will begin at the end of October, Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has said. He was addressing the

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