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PWR Bahamas visits with Commissioner, Ellison Greenslade of the Royal Bahamas Police Force

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On April 25, PWR/Bahamas paid a visit to Commissioner, Ellison Greenslade of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on the occasion of the visit of United Nations Security officials to The Bahamas.

Standing: Centre – Commissioner Greenslade, to his right – Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, PWR; to her right – Mr. Michael McNulty, United Nations Designated Security Officer and to Commissioner Greenslade’s left – Mr. Lincoln Campbell, Administrator, UNDP-Jamaica.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:04

PWR Bahamas Makes Courtesy Calls

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Dr. Gerarda Eijkemans, PAHO/WHO Representative, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, making a courtesy visit on The Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister on 17th February, 2012.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Dr. Gerarda Eijkemans, PAHO/WHO Representative, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, making a courtesy call on His Excellency Sir Arthur A. Foulkes, Governor General on 17th February, 2012.


 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2012 16:04
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Epidemiologist in PAHO Bahamas Office

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"The PAHO Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Country Office has entered into an exciting new partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to bring one year of international epidemiological support to this region of the Caribbean. Through this partnership, three Canadian field epidemiologists will be participating in consecutive 4-month assignments in The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. The purpose of these assignments is to build national epidemiological capacity for communicable disease control through early detection of key epidemic-prone diseases and appropriate response in line with the countries’ global responsibilities under the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2012 15:45
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PAHO response to Hurricane Irene

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Hurricane Irene hit the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm, affecting all inhabited islands to various degrees from 23rd to 26th August 2011. Hurricane force winds extended outwards up to 70 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 290 miles from the centre. The storm surge raised water levels as much as 7 to 11 feet above normal tide levels over the central and north-western Bahamas.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 14:33
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PAHO/WHO Bahamas Response to Dengue Outbreak

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The hurricane struck in the midst of an already raging dengue epidemic. This lead to cause for concern as stagnant water would lead to the increase in vector numbers and an increased risk of dengue transmission. Solid waste management was disrupted and debris increased the vulnerability to flooding and vector borne diseases, a realistic concern for vector related diseases such as dengue, malaria and leptospirosis.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 15:07
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