HEALTH

While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist, and increased levels of dengue are being reported […]

A proactive approach has been taken to help curb the issue of underage drinking in Grenada. Recently launched on the mainland Grenada, the Ask. Listen.Learn- Alcohol Avoidance Programme is now being introduced to the six primary schools in Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Handing over the laptops and resource materials for the programme was Minister for […]

Keville Frederick, technical director/communications officer in the Ministry of Health, Social Security, and International Business in Grenada, is currently in the United States participating in an Information Sharing Program (ISP) called the “Mosquito Talk Project,” which is organized by the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and which runs from May 6-19. […]

The Drug Control Secretariat has commenced the process to harmonize its 14 indicators on drugs, with the 18 categories of indicators developed by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) and Caribbean countries in 2017. The Indicators are used to compile statistical data on drugs, in areas such as arrests, drug seizures and number of […]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is informing the general public — especially individuals already in or interested in joining the beekeeping sector that it is illegal to import bees from other regional islands, as well as internationally. Persons seeking to bring in Africanised bees from Trinidad are asked to cease immediately since these bees […]

On Sunday April 22, 2018, a sea of over 4,500 people clad in heather orange t-shirts and contrasting white caps took to the streets for the 10th Anniversary of the Pump it Up! Family Fun Walk, a spectacular event put on by Co-op Bank as the main feature of its Healthier Lifestyles Program – proof […]

AS PRIME MINISTER SAYS ‘RACIST’ LAWS THAT BANNED IT DAMAGED THE RASTAFARIAN COMMUNITY CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  

AS PRIME MINISTER SAYS ‘RACIST’ LAWS THAT BANNED IT DAMAGED THE RASTAFARIAN COMMUNITY CLICK HERE TO READ MORE    

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated April 7th as World Health Day; and every year, the world community comes together behind a theme that is relevant at that time in our history.  In 2018 the WHO has selected as the theme, “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”.  This should be the focus of attention as […]

The Zika virus in the Caribbean presented a difficult challenge, in terms of its rapid spread, its relationship to neurological anomalies and other complications among new-borns and adults, and the potential for sexual transmission of the virus. Unlike many viruses, Zika requires multiple tests performed at different stages of exposure or infection depending on the […]


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