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Barbados has recorded three cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) so far, this year.
Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep from competing in Rio de Janeiro.
Photo caption: From Left: Mr Dereck Springer, Director PANCAP Coordinating Unit, Dr Yafflo Ouattara, UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Haiti, Dr Edward Greene, UN Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, His Excellency Jocelerme Privert, President, Haiti, Dr Cesar Nunez, UNAIDS Regional Director, Latin America and Caribbean, Dr Francoise Ndayishimiye, Human Rights and Senior Gender Advisor, UNAIDS, Haiti
The new Governments in Jamaica and Haiti which together account for approximately 71 percent of People living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, have agreed to send high level representatives to the UN High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on HIV/AIDS on June 8-10, 2016 in New York.
The Hemophiliacs in Barbados will join the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and other global bleeding disorders communities in marking World Hemophilia Day on April 17th 2016.
France's health and safety agency has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and tallowamine due to uncertainty over possible health risks, the agency said on Friday.
Less than a month after the first case of the Zika virus was confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago, there are reports of two more, this time a mother and daughter.
A 16-member team of epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began training dozens of Brazilian counterparts in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, in preparation to begin work on Tuesday. The researchers will gather data on hundreds of Brazilian women and their children.