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Trini Doctor Gives Gift of Improved Sight For Cataract Patients

You can call him Dr Santa Claus! Trinidadian ophthamologist Dr Ronnie Bhola is not bearing gifts from the North Pole, but in Port of Spain he’s delivering the gift of improved sight for cataract patients for the fourth straight year. […]

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Cancer death rates two to nine times higher in the Caribbean compared to US

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - In a recent study, researchers from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found

Largest global HIV program established for key populations in Eastern and Southern Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - A new project, the first and largest of its kind, is working to reduce the spread of HIV and improve health care for

T&T: Babies with abnormalities now exceed 20

As doctors remain focused on providing the best treatment and care for pregnant patients who have contracted the Zika virus, no thought has been spared as to the

Mystery paralysis

An investigation is to be launched into how a young expectant mother lost her child and is now apparently inflicted by a mystery paralysis after she was admitted

Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honoured In New Documentary

When the first pictures were released of Britain’s two youngest royals, few people noticed the midwife who had headed the team that brought them into the world. Standing quietly

T&T Deyalsingh: Docs in ‘drug racket’

Doctors are engaged in a “drug racket” in this country where unsafe medications are being prescribed to patients to the benefit of pharmaceutical companies. This was revealed by Health

Trinidadian investor to submit proposal to reopen Forensic Lab

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has disclosed that a Trinidadian-based company is looking to assist government with reopening the Forensic Lab. While the minster did not disclose the name

Promoting Caribbean tourism and health in a global market

LONDON, England -- The Caribbean as a tourist destination took centre stage at the World Travel Market, the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders. Highlighting the work of

Caribbean region first to be free of local measles transmission

The Caribbean, and countries of the Americas, are first in the world to be declared free of local measles transmission. This historic announcement was recently made by the

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