GEORGETOWN (GINA) -- On 12th December 2013, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) was informed of 10 locally transmitted confirmed cases of chikungunya on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
BRIDGETOWN (MOH/MR/BGIS) -- The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor an outbreak of chikungunya disease in the French overseas territories and Dutch St. Maarten. New cases have also been detected in one of the British Virgin Islands. However, no cases have been detected in Barbados to date.
ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S.A. -- The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health travel advisory on Wednesday for residents travelling to St Martin.
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.