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HIV Testing Day in Nassau, The Bahamas, 28th June, 2013

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More than 800 people attended the "Know Your Status" HIV Testing Day in downtown Nassau on 28th June, 2013. Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, the PAHO/WHO Representative to The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, participated in the event, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Health's HIV/AIDS Centre, PEPFAR and Scotiabank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 18:16
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Implementation of mhGAP Pilot Project in The Bahamas, June 2013

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The Bahamas joined a group of countries implementing an innovative world initiative in mental health. China, India, South Africa - and now the Bahamas - are among the nearly 30 countries that are participating in the World Health Organization's Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP).

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 11:07
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Technical Support for the Construction of a new Cold Storage Room for Vaccines in The Bahamas

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The Bahamas has made major strides in expanding its national immunization program. During the last years, three new biologicals were introduced, namely, Varicella vaccine, DTaP Adults and Pneumococcal Conjugated Pediatric 13-Valent. The Pneumococcal Unconjugated Adult 23-valent will be introduced this year. The rapid evolution of the program poses a challenge for the cold chain system of the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 14:17
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PAHO/WHO Bahamas and Universal Health Coverage in the Bahamas

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Policy-makers in countries worldwide are continually reviewing avenues to guarantee universal health coverage to all their citizens that is financially feasible and sustainable. Reviews have been conducted on the method of fund collection, how funds are pooled to spread risks, which services are provided free and which are purchased, and how doctors, nurses, and other staff are paid. Focus has also been directed at ways to cope with soaring health care costs, changing disease patterns, and the rising expectations and demands of their populations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:05
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Mental Health and Disasters in The Bahamas

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Dr. Devora Kestel,  PAHO/WHO's Regional Advisor on Mental Health, visited The Bahamas on March 12 and 13, 2013.  The overall objective of her visit was to provide technical advice and training to the institutions and personnel involved in the activities related to disaster preparedness and response, with particular emphasis on issues surrounding mental health response during emergencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 19:59
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