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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 Roosevelt Skerrit and Mexico’s Ambassador to Dominica, Luis Manuel Moreno, met at […]

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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

Dominica: Another accolade for Justin Fadipe Medical Centre

The Justin Fadipe Medical Centre has again received international recognition for excellence in the field of healthcare. The institution has been nominated by the Europe-based Socrates Committee for the

PM Skerrit gives date for new hospital groundbreaking

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has finally given a definite date for the groundbreaking of the new much talked about hospital in Dominica. Speaking on a radio show on Kairi

PAHO says it has strong strategy to support countries affected by Zika

The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American

Statistics show worrying trends in diabetes, obesity in Dominica

Diabetes to be a major problem in today’s society and among the lead causes of death in Dominica, statistics from the World Health Organization have shown. Additionally, Pan American

Dominica getting ready for Bird Flu

Warning that the Avian Influenza or Bird Flu is near Dominica, Chief Veterinarian Officer, Dr. Reginald Thomas said the island is putting systems in place in case the

PAHO: More government action needed to reverse smoking epidemic in region

A number of countries of the Americas have made progress in implementing tobacco control policies designed to reduce suffering and death due to tobacco. Yet much remains to

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