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Strategic Approach to Integrated Chemical Management [SAICM], The Bahamas

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At present, the PAHO Bahamas Office is working in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) on an activity which involves strengthening chemical management at the national level through the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) Quick Start Project. The use and production of chemicals in modern society is a sometime invisible staple of daily life.  However, the production, storage, transport, use and disposal of chemicals involve risks of gradual environmental contamination, and daily risks of both the general public, but also the health of the workers involved with these processes. Additionally, the risk of major chemical accidents resulting from technological incidents has the potential to affect the acute and long-term health of persons.

Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of Housing and Environment at opening of the Workshop on Chemical Management, September 18th, 2013, Nassau, The Bahamas

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 21:11
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PAHO Supports Crisis Management Workshop/Simulation Exercise on Bioterrorism in Nassau, The Bahamas, 19th through 21st February, 2014

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The Ministry of National Security of The Bahamas last week hosted a three day workshop on Crisis Management, as well as a Simulation Exercise on Bioterrorism in Nassau.  The workshop, which was held at the Paul Farquharson Centre, Police Headquarters, East Street, 19th through 21st February, 2014, was attended by Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, PWR- The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands and Mr. Sherlin Brown, Administrator/Disaster Focal Point from the local office. Ms. Lealou Reballos, Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist of PAHO's Office of Caribbean Program Coordination [CPC] based in Bridgetown, Barbados, was also in Nassau to attend the workshop and also made 2 presentations.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 21:09
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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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