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Health ministry observes National Dentist Day

Free dental care for expectant mothers will be offered. The Ministry of Health and Wellness will, next week, observe National Dentist Day. The March 6 observance aims to show appreciation for...
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Health officials formulate 5 year non-communicable disease policy

The plan aims to target and manage non-communicable diseases via a multi-sector approach. The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), recently concluded a three-day...

Mold problems at General Post Office

Employees of the General Post Office  (GPO) on Bridge Street have revealed that a long standing problem of mold infestation in the building has now become a major health...
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Barbados denies HIV infection from pineapple

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados health authorities have dismissed as untrue a report on social media that a 10-year-old boy was infected with the HIV virus after eating pineapple...
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Japanese grants to aid health sector

The grants will aid Saint Lucia’s health sector. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen M. Chastanet, and the Japanese Ambassador will attend a signing ceremony today, for the...

T&T: Soft drink sales in schools to be banned

Trinidad Express:-Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has announced that the sale of soft drinks in schools will be banned come April. Deyalsingh said this plan of action was a way to...

Antigua to offer kidney transplants to OECS

Antigua Observer:-The country’s Health Minister Molwyn Joseph said a plan is being formulated for Antigua & Barbuda to extend its kidney transplant services to other members of the Organisation...

Response to Childhood Obesity Intensifies

Press Release:-ridgetown, Barbados, 9th February 2017.  Childhood obesity continues to be a serious public health concern in the Region.  Statistics show that more than 30% of our Caribbean adolescents...
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Health officials issue warning

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has noted an increase in the number of reported cases of gastroenteritis, by persons accessing the public health service—especially children. Health officials have also...

“We can, I can” Reduce My Risk of Cancer

Press Release:-Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. February 4, 2017.  The large number of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in the Caribbean is very alarming, since cervical cancer...