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Living longer but not healthier: health care policy in the Caribbean SIDS

The health of the citizens in the Caribbean differs by island. There are several indicators to indicate public health of a society. One of them is life-expectancy. According to the data collected by the World Bank, Cuba has the best […]

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US to study Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine: What the world can learn from Castro’s health service

American researchers are about to be given access for the first time to a breakthrough lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba, in what could be one of the

The state of Health Care in the Caribbean

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a ranking of global healthcare systems in their World Health Report 2000. According to an article in the June 29, 2012 edition

Commentary: Inadequate response to Ebola should not be repeated with chickungunya

The good news is that a prophylactic vaccine against chikungunya, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH, is reported to induce a significant neutralizing immune response

Cuba’s health diplomacy in the age of Ebola

Amid the worst Ebola outbreak of our time, it has been the small island nation of Cuba that has provided arguably the most impressive policy response. Instead of offering

Legalizing weed – no so fast folks

There are many arguments for the legalization of marijuana and the legalization of pot has become the latest conversation in the US and is reminiscent of Peter

Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Key to Weight Loss and Health

What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight


Commentary: Kamla is right: Joint Caribbean action vital to ensure no health crisis Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is right to have called for a special meeting

Risky behaviours driving HIV epidemic

In recent times, I have paid close attention to a letter and four articles: “The costs of homophobia in CARICOM” by Sean Macleish, “UWI terminates professor’s contract following

Prof Bains fired as head of CHART – “betrayed CHART’s mission” says Gomes

On behalf of over 30 diverse civil society groups across the region, the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition salutes the administration of the University of the West Indies (UWI)

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