Haiti: Solar-Powered Mirebalais Hospital Set to Open in March

January 19, 2013 | 10:31 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Mirebalais University Hospital (Photo: PIH) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti will open in March, according to US-based healthcare organization Partners in Health. The $17 million, 300-bed national public teaching hospital has already completed construction. It is Partners in Health's largest undertaking to more...

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Guyana Mulls Relationship With George Washington University Hospital

January 14, 2013 | 1:45 pm | 0 Comment


Above: George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is reportedly looking to establish a relationship with the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. The country is currently hosting a medical delegation from the hospital for a five-day visit and an overview of the country's health more...

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British Virgin Islands Moves Forward on National Health Insurance Plan

December 3, 2012 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the British Virgin Islands says it is moving forward with plans to introduce National Health Insurance in the territory. The government has begun a series of consultations and dialogue with the public, media, health practitioners and others to discuss the goals and objectives of the plan, which more...

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Haiti Sees Surge in Cholera Cases

November 16, 2012 | 9:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: treatment for cholera in Haiti in 2010 (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen a surge in suspected cholera cases since Hurricane Sandy, according to the United Nations International Organization for Migration. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 3,593, with a total of 837 suspected cases in the Port-au-Prince more...

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Grenada Moves Forward on New Hospital

October 29, 2012 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment


Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada's government will be beginning negotiations with Balfour Beatty Capital on the development of the Grenada Replacement Hospital public-private partnership. Balfour Beatty Capital emerged as the only qualified bidder from the request for qualification progress on the new hospital project. The more...

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Op-Ed: What Role Did the Environment Play in Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic?

October 17, 2012 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment


By Renaud Piarroux Op-Ed Contributor On Oct. 21, 2010, a cholera epidemic began in Haiti, an area which had never been struck by this terrible disease. Two years later, more than 600,000 new cases have been recorded and more than 7,500 people have died. The causative agent is a strain of Vibrio cholerae closely related to those which provoked an outbreak in Nepal more...

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Haiti Opens Health Centre in Martissant

October 5, 2012 | 11:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: US Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White and Dr Georges Dubuche (Photo: US Embassy Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new health centre and antiretroviral treatment facility has opened in Cite L'Eternel in Martissant, Haiti. The inauguration ceremony for the new Foundation for the Development of the Haitian Family clinic was attended by United States more...

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Belize and Nigeria Sign Agreement on Technical Assistance

October 2, 2012 | 8:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Great Blue Hole in Belize (Photo: Belize Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Belize and Nigeria have signed a technical agreement involving the deployment of Nigeria's Technical Aid Corps volunteers to Belize. The agreement, which was signed Tuesday at the Ministry of Health in Belmopan, will see the provision of Nigerian more...

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Haiti: World Bank Strategy to Include Focus on Cholera, Housing, Energy

September 27, 2012 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

Camp Relocation Efforts

Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a new two-year strategy for the institution in Haiti. The plan, which was endorsed by the bank's Board of Directors, will include initiatives such as providing 1.5 million people with cholera education and prevention, repairing and reconstructing homes more...

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Guerda Nicolas: Enhancing the Mental Health Work Force in Haiti

September 27, 2012 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment


By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor Since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health (HMH) Network has collaborated with several organizations in the US and Haiti to create a Capacity Building Initiative in International Mental Health (CBI-IMH). The primary goal of the CBI-IMH is to provide clinical and didactic training to students in the more...

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