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T&T: Health Ministry receives loan to fight non-communicable diseases

THE Ministry of Health is expected to spend US$48.4 million to deal with non-communicable diseases over the next five years. These include diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, at the launch of the National Strategic Plan for […]

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Total community involvement essential to fighting the Aedes aegypti mosquito

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - “Community participation is critical to the success of any programme designed to eliminate breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Efforts are doomed

T&T: Health minister: $8.7bn a year to treat lifestyle diseases

The economic cost to T&T of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes and hypertension is $8.7 billion annually, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says. Replying to Opposition questions in Parliament

CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private program to boost tourism and health

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and

PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in

T&T PM dismisses concerns about his health status

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed rumours about the state of his health, insisting that there is nothing to worry about

Safe, High Quality Drugs Assured With Caribbean Regulatory System

The establishment of a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) will improve conditions for patients in the region to receive safe, efficacious, high quality drugs. Executive Director of the Caribbean Public

Food-borne ailments on the rise in the Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Every year, thousands of people in the Caribbean experience food-borne illnesses, after exposure to contaminated food or drink. Persons affected usually experience severe

Corned Beef Ban in Caribbean Amid Rotten Meat Scandal

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 21, 2017 – Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that

Regional experts lay groundwork for unified response to vector-borne diseases

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- “Although dengue has been in the region for years, with the introduction of chikungunya in 2013 and now zika, vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have

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