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VIRGIN GORDA — The British Virgin Islands sustained widespread damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly and the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home—buildings that house the most vulnerable seniors and older persons in their communities—were badly damaged by the storms.

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PORT OF SPAIN — While Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016, are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is providing additional support to the recovery of the BVI’s Health Sector through funding from a number of donors. Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said that he is grateful for the additional support which came as a

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WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations in the wake of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas. PAHO is also urging the countries to strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients and implement measures to quickly respond to any

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SANTO DOMINGO — When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Dominican Republic last year, 21-year-old Roseli de los Santos pulled people from floodwaters and helped families to evacuate flooded homes. The country lies in the path of seasonal hurricanes and on two fault lines. So de los Santos, a civil

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Elderly homes on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will soon undergo needed emergency repairs to their structures which sustained extensive damage following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The repair works are being funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Health Emergency Department and

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BRIDGETOWN — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) are urging health services in the Caribbean and Latin America to take “specific steps” to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need.

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GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of making the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) said that it continues to support for the recovery of the health sector in the British Virgin Islands following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. PAHO’s Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief this week donated two

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SAN JUAN — A report launched at the regional parliament (Parlatino) with over 120 legislators by the U.N. Development Program (UNDP)-U.N. Women revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean were the most violent regions in the world for women. “In Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of countries with national

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