CARICOM Ministers meeting in St Lucia have endorsed recommendations for reversing the crisis in medical laboratories after hearing startling information about the quality of medical laboratory services in the region.

The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) had requested PANCAP to include the regional issues affecting laboratory services on the agenda of the 16th meeting of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)Read More

CaribNation Television covers the 2012 HIV/AIDS Conference in Washington DC.

The State of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, 2012.

Follow-up to “How Healthy is Sint Maarten ?” study on its way

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten (September 27th, 2012) - Sint Maarten conducted its first health study ‘How Healthy is Sint Maarten ?’ in 1999 to 2002. The purpose hereof was to collect necessary information for public health policy development as well as health care and services reform on Sint Maarten. TRead More

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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Second Round of Grants for 2012

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