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.

US pulls HIV funding from hard-hit Caribbean countries

Funding under the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will be cut for several Caribbean countries, leaving a significant gap in the regional HIV/AIDS response

/ April 14, 2017

No Judgment SKN: A movement to change a culture of sexual violence in St. Kitts & Nevis

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

/ January 22, 2017

Concerns of Zika Spread with Lack of Funding to Combat Virus

The lack of strategic Zika prevention efforts causes travel concerns for the Caribbean

/ August 15, 2016

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