This document is a publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), and examines the status of alcohol consumption and related health matters in its member states. There are several references in the document to Grenada.  Please note the summary on alcohol consumption on Grenada, on page 206.  This represents an update on the situation, compared […]

As part of the design phase of the National Health Insurance Project, The University of the West Indies, HEU, Centre for Health Economics (UWI-HEU) conducted two sensitization seminars with key stakeholders and social partners of the National Health Insurance in Grenada. The seminars were held on September 5th and 6th, 2018 with the objectives of […]

September 1st, 2018 is the date on which the Grenada Government will institute its ban on the importation of Styrofoam. The ban on importation is the first in a phased approach to the eradication of Styrofoam and reduction of single-use plastics, in keeping with the Non-Biodegradable Waste Control Act which was passed in both Houses […]

On the heels of a hugely successful 1000 Smiles dental mission to Saint Lucia, Sandals Foundation and US-based charity organization Great Shape! Inc. are expanding their commitment to bringing necessary health services to communities across the Caribbean. After hosting successful eye care and dental care clinics in Jamaica, Saint. Lucia and Turks and Caicos, their […]

The call for urgent action to address the migration of nurses and midwives from the Region was made during the opening of the Forty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB)on 7 August 2018, at the headquarters of the Caribbean Community, in Guyana. It included recommendations for strong advocacy for the implementation of […]

The general public is asked to note that the Draft Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill is still a work in progress. The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is consulting further with the public before the Draft Bill is presented to Parliament for the First Reading on August 20th 2018. Thereafter, additional consultations would be […]

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp. The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce his risk of dementia. He also keeps […]

Attorney-at-Law Jerry Edwin, has cited the need for a facility similar to the former Carlton House Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, in order to properly treat and rehabilitate alcoholics and drug abusers, who find themselves in trouble with the law. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper last week Thursday, Attorney Edwin insisted that […]

The € 8,9 million Guadeloupe Center of Molecular Imaging (CIMGUA) officially opened on the 18th of June. This is the first medical center enabling the screening and treatment of diseases such as cancer, or neurological and cardiac diseases in the Caribbean through advanced nuclear technology. CIMGUA will facilitate access to advanced health care within the […]

A total of twenty-five emergency response personnel from the private and public sectors have received additional training in Emergency Care and Treatment (ECAT), as the Ministry of Health continues to build capacity for the successful handling of disasters and emergencies especially as plans are in the making for the establishment of a national emergency response […]

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