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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 Retinopathy- DR Screening and Treatment Program in Dominica, and provide feedback on […]

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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

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

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