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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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WASHINGTON — Maybe we’ll have the change the name of the territory to “East Samoa.” That’s because Virgin Islands has more of the fattest people in the Caribbean per capita than any other country or territory in the region. Whether you look to our chief executive Gov. Kenneth Mapp —

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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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ATLANTA – As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert Friday evening, warning people about the risk of traveling to countries in the Americas affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-born illness linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil. Pregnant women should avoid

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WASHINGTON – More than 210,000 people suffer an episode of food-borne illness every day in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Half of those afflicted are children under five, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says. With that in mind, PAHO has recommended five “keys” to safer food for the holiday

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