|Global Transdisciplinary Research Collaboration on the Health of the Caribbean Diaspora|
The Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity and Community Partnership; the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and the Pan American Health Organization, Office of Caribbean Program Coordination partnered to host the meeting, Global Transdisciplinary Research Collaboration on the Health of the Caribbean Diaspora, held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 23-24, 2008.
The goal of this meeting was to deepen the understanding of the root causes and social determinants of health, as applicable to the Caribbean Diaspora, and to strengthen the capacity of mainland U.S. and Caribbean researchers to collaborate, report, and publish on health issues with an emphasis on the social determinants of health, from a global perspective. Researchers from the Caribbean region and the US who were representative of the disciplines of finance, economics, public health, medicine, sociology and nursing met to identify ways of working collaboratively to address issues relevant to the determinants of health and the translation for policy development and implementation.
The objectives of this meeting were to increase participants’ knowledge of transdisciplinary science and social determinants of health, and their understanding of translational research and how it applies across several indicators. The meeting also identified new opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between Caribbean and US researchers, along with an understanding of how to leverage resources from various funding agencies, and how to develop career paths in research.
|Conference on Leadership for Public Health Education in the CARICOM Region|
Launch of Strategic Plan 2013-2020: Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana
PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health launched the Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana Strategic Plan 2013-2020 on
2 December, 2013, at the Duke...
Trinidad and Tobago, 25th November, 2013. On November 25th and 26th, 2013, the Pan American Health Organization conducted a subregional workshop on Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Plans to address Nutrition and Food Safety issues at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain,...
Malaria Day in the Americas
This year on Malaria Day in the Americas, November 6th 2013, the Pan American Health Organization will host a forum on “Defeating Malaria in the Americas: Perspectives on Costs, Current Resources, and Essential Investments” and an awards ceremony for the...
In celebration of United Nations (UN) Day which is on October 24, 2013, the United Nations system in Barbados planned activities to commemorate the day. One such activity was a Knowledge Fair which was held at the PAHO/WHO Barbados Office on October 22,...
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...
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