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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 become very prominent, taking center stage,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, acting director, […]

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T&T man makes ‘miraculous’ recovery; heart stopped for 15 minutes during surgery

His name is Adrian Ali but he is now being called Lazarus. This after Ali said he “died” for 15 minutes during what was expected to be a routine

T&T: National Public Health Laboratory coming says Health Minister

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh believes the time has come to “start a conversation to a new paradigm to have a voluntary blood donation system,” in this country, which

Trinidad Records More Than 700 Zika Cases In Last Year

The Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago is reporting that the number of confirmed cases of Zika since the onset of the epidemic in February last year,

Concern Raised About Schoolchildren in Trinidad Contracting STDs

Trinidad authorities are grappling with an alarming level of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among schoolchildren. Last year alone, five primary school students tested positive for the HIV virus and

Two-year fellowship for gynaecologists

Everyone knows about cancer, but not everyone knows about prevention and detection, especially among women. Long-standing gynaecologic oncologist, Dr Tim Gopeesingh says there has not been a concerted and

Ban on Sale of Sweet Drinks in Schools as Trinidad & Tobago Faces Childhood Obesity Epidemic

With data revealing that Trinidad and Tobago has a “childhood obesity epidemic that must be arrested immediately”, the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks will be forbidden in the nation’s

T&T: Ministry bracing for new strain of dengue—Deyalsingh

A particular strain of dengue that causes hemorrhagic fever should hit T&T this year. This was disclosed by the Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh at a media conference on

T&T: Fewer maternal deaths in 2016

Although the public health system was plagued by drug shortages, overcrowding at hospitals and the Zika virus pandemic during 2016, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said it was the

T&T: Nurses under attack

NURSES continue to be under attack from patients at the nation’s hospitals, with no proper form of compensation for their injuries. This is the picture of the profession

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