ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- Promoting overall health and wellness was the primary focus of a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Development as they continue to promote a healthy Virgin Islands.
PHILIPSBURG -- The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) based in Virginia, USA, has applauded the health inspectorate's efforts to regulate packaged waters, but says it disagrees with the manner in which the Drinking Water Ordinance has been applied to bottled water products, describing them as "non-compliant."
NASSAU (BIS) -- A plan to increase access to community-based mental health services is expected to not only reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health illnesses locally, but should also lead to an increase in persons taking greater advantage of the resources available to them at that level, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Melanie Griffin said Thursday.
WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has emphasized that the delivery of quality primary health care is a priority for the Government of Jamaica.
WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has lauded the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for reaffirming their support to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as they work to confront health challenges.
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (PAHO/WHO) --Country delegations from the Americas participating in the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the PAHO Program and Budget 2014–2015 proposal today.PAHO Director of Planning and Budget Daniel Walter pointed out that the new budget, made up of assessed contributions from Member States and voluntary contributions, contains no increases in country contributions, taking into account the current international financial climate.
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (PAHO/WHO) -- Participants in a special side event to the 52nd Directing Council described successful efforts to address the social determinants of health in countries of the Americas as well as in other regions.
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (PAHO/WHO) -- Delegates from the countries of the Americas participating in the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today approved a draft resolution calling on Member States to work to promote the provision of health services to lesbian , gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (PAHO/WHO) -- Delegates to the 52nd Directing Council passed a resolution endorsing the time-honored mechanisms and procedures of the PAHO Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement, including its policy to ensure that vaccines purchase through the Fund are acquired at the lowest price.