Countries of the Americas seek to keep region free of polio

polio

GUATEMALA CITY - The region of the Americas registered its last case of poliomyelitis in 1991, and in 1994 was the first in the world to receive certification from the World Health Organization (WHO) as free of the disease. Now, as the world moves towards the final stages of global elimination, countries of the Americas seek to consolidate measures More...

by Edition | Published 5 days ago
test
By Edition On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
0 Comments

New 10mn cancer test

Researchers from the university of Queensland in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body by discovering a unique DNA structure that appears More...

AIDS
By Edition On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
0 Comments

PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic

Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do More...

image003
By Edition On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
0 Comments

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions. WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization More...

CaribbeanMedicalUniversitySeal
By Edition On Monday, November 19th, 2018
0 Comments

CMU Mobile Health Event 24-11-2018

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday November 24th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we will be at Maduro & Curiel’s Bank More...

Health-Benefits-of-Laughing
By Edition On Friday, November 16th, 2018
0 Comments

Laughing therapy

Let’s start the day with laughter, and end it up with humor, this may help you feel better about yourself and the world around you. It is called laughing therapy, only few minutes of humor can keep the mind and More...

medical
By Edition On Monday, November 5th, 2018
0 Comments

CMU Mobile Health Event 10-11-2018

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday November 10th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event at Cost-U-Less. The time will be from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. More...

Dr Etienne, PAHO Director, Global Conference on Primary Health Care
By Edition On Monday, October 29th, 2018
0 Comments

‘Health is a right of the people and a responsibility of government,’ says PAHO Director

Health is a human right, and it is governments' responsibility to ensure that right, said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, on October 26th, during the closing More...

zika2
By Edition On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
0 Comments

Zika label removed from Caribbean countries

Advocacy from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has resulted in the World Health Organization (WHO) removing the “Zika virus country” label from territories in More...

cimavax
By Edition On Friday, September 28th, 2018
0 Comments

Cuban lung cancer vaccine completes initial clinical trials in US

HAVANA - The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC) announced on Wednesday that the initial results of the first North American clinical study of the CIMAvax-EGF vaccine show that this immunotherapy developed More...