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

 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 ... [ Read More ]


Guyana Mulls Relationship With George Washington University Hospital

 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 ... [ Read More ]


British Virgin Islands Moves Forward on National Health Insurance Plan

 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 ... [ Read More ]



 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Renaud PiarrouxOp-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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Guerda NicolasCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne (Photo: PAHO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne has been elected the new director of the Pan American Health Organization. Etienne was chosen by PAHO Member States during the 28th Pan American ... [ Read More ]

peacekeeping - MINUSTAH

 Above: treatment at a medical clinic in Gonaives, Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new initiative by the Multilateral Investment Fund will promote business models aimed at offering accessible health services to low-income women in countries ... [ Read More ]


 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Health Minister Dr Florence Duperval Guillaume is calling on members of the Caribbean’s Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS to strengthen coordination efforts and improve integration efforts. Guillaume made the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: an outer region of Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (Photo: KC) By the Caribbean Journal staff The foundation of US designer Kenneth Cole has opened the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Cite Soleil. ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Antigua (Photo: Antigua Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has the Caribbean’s “healthiest” oceans, according to the Ocean Health Index. The index is a collaboration between 65 scientists and partnerships between organizations including National Geographic, the ... [ Read More ]


 By Irwin StotzkyOp-Ed Contributor The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, more than nineteen months ago, left a huge trail of destruction.  Approximately 350,000 people died, 500,000 were injured, almost half of them children, an estimated two million ... [ Read More ]


 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has hired two companies to conduct studies on the question of implementing a Health Insurance Exchange in the territory. ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly By Alexander Britell Sophia Martelly has been Haiti’s First Lady since May 14, 2011, when her husband, President Michel Martelly, took office. The First Lady, who has four children, has focused on several initiatives ... [ Read More ]