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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 Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its […]

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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

PAHO launches high-level commission on inequality and health in the region

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has launched a new Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas. The commission will lead the

Olympic champion Usain Bolt joins PAHO to promote vaccination

The world’s fastest man is lending his image and voice to support efforts by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to promote vaccination in the region. Usain Bolt has

Childhood obesity in Dominica alarming, says health minister

The percentage of overweight and obese children and youth in Dominica is increasing at an alarming rate, says Minister of Health Dr Kenneth Darroux. He said clinical data indicated

Tonge not concerned about Zika travel advisory

Although a travel advisory was recently issued for Dominica by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States after the island confirmed its first case of

US health agency issues travel notice to Dominica due to Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has added Dominica to the list of countries that some US citizens are advised to avoid amid the

Dominica reports first case of Zika virus

Dominica is reporting its first case of the Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading across the hemisphere. Health Minister Kenneth Darroux says it is a locally transmitted case

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