Category: Health

Our health desk tracks public health issues and policies in the Caribbean and worldwide. Cooperating with Ministries of Health, regional health agencies and international development partners, we also detail disease outbreaks, global health priorities and new investments in health. The health desk also features strategies on how to live a better, healthier life.

Fostering a Culture of No Judgement in St. Kitts and Nevis

"No Judgement SKN" is an emerging prevention and awareness organization that aims to provide support and resources for survivors in St. Kitts and Nevis.

/ January 22, 2017

Vaginal rings may be a powerful tool for women in HIV prevention

Women's efforts to prevent HIV usually fall to men opting for safer sex, but a medicated vaginal ring may broaden their options

/ May 29, 2016

The problem with Zika pregnancy advisories

With links between the Zika virus and fetal abnormalities in babies born to infected mothers, the outbreak has become an issue of reproductive justice for the Caribbean's women

/ February 8, 2016

CARPHA calls for coordinated Caribbean response to Zika

With Zika being declared a Public Health Emergency by the WHO, CARPHA stresses the need for a coordinated Caribbean response to the disease to protect the Caribbean's social and economic interests

/ February 3, 2016

Zika in the Caribbean: A backgrounder and the regional response

As cases of Zika infection continue to rise in the Caribbean, Caribbean residents have become increasingly concerned about taking preventative action against becoming infected.

/ January 30, 2016

Zika may be linked to deadly Guillain-Barré Syndrome

The public health crisis may have extended even further

/ January 22, 2016