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Caribbean Commission on Health & Development - Consultant Reports August 2005

The Consultant Reports focus on specific areas, examine the situations that currently exist, their impact on the health and development of Caribbean Countries, and seek to give guidance on charting a way forward. – The report focuses on: The Health Situation Analysis - Capacity of the Health Services - Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer - HIV/AIDS Epidemic - Public Policies for Control of Obesity - HIV/AIDS Economic Prospects - Export of Nursing Services - Health and Poverty - Impact of Health on Foreign Investment - Morbidity and Mortality from External Causes and Tourism - Economic Environment and Financing of Health Services

Caribbean Commission on Health & Development - Final Report August 2005

A healthy population is an essential prerequisite for the economic growth and stability of the Caribbean. This is a reality that cannot be repeated too often. The picture of the Caribbean as an idyllic paradise is an appropriate one for promoting the area to the outside world and one that most nationals in the Diaspora retain with fondness and nostalgia. The physical attributes often shown are real, but they sometimes hide the struggle that many citizens must make to acquire the necessities for a decent living against the background of that reality. There are several challenges as well as opportunities. Political arrangements in the Caribbean are changing. The appreciation of the need for functional cooperation among countries is stronger and the free movement of peoples is becoming more of a reality. However, it must be noted that the Heads of Government were not concerned solely about the benefits of good health; they also considered the potential harm that ill health could have on development. This report is the final product of the Commissions work, which was presented to the Council of Health and Social Development (COHSOD) and the CARICOM Heads of Government. It responds to the mandate of the Heads of Government, and seeks to analyze different dimensions of the health situation in the Caribbean, to present the nature of the problems we face, and offer some possible solutions for consideration.

Grenada Health Sector - Visioning for the Future January 2005

This is a report to the meeting held November 2-3, 2004 at St. George`s University, Grenada. The Official Opening Ceremony was chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Gemma Bain-Thomas. In her opening remarks the Permanent Secretary welcomed everyone to the meeting on behalf of the Minister and staff of the Ministry of Health. She especially welcomed the Director and staff of PAHO to the isle of spice, stating that while literal spice may be gone for now, figurative spice remains in the hearts of each Grenadian. Mrs. Bain-Thomas also thanked the various counterparts for joining in the exercise.

Caribbean Cooperation in Health - Phase II January 2005

Countries in the Caribbean share a similar history in the development of their health systems. They have often cooperated to deal with many of the challenges to health which they have had to confront. However, there is need for even greater collaboration and cooperation among the countries of the Region, given the increasing threats to the economies of these countries and the presence of newly emerging and re-emerging problems in the health sector. Efforts, therefore, have to be focused not only on the fight against disease, but on promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting the environment and increasing the capacity of the health sector to provide quality services and value for money.

Communicating Health in the Caribbean March 2003

This manual is designed to assist anyone who wants to influence health behaviour in Caribbean communities. Health providers, schools, media houses, advertising agencies, women and community groups. National and regional governmental and non governmental organisations (NGOs) may all find this document useful in their health communication efforts. It is intended to support the Caribbean Charter for Health Promotion and the Caribbean Co-operation in Health Phase II with a simple format for designing effective health communication strategies. By its implementation and monitoring, PAHO hopes to document practical Caribbean experiences in health communication, especially in situations that endure severe resource limitations. Examples from health communication efforts all over the region illustrate the manual. We celebrate their creativity and success and encourage planners of new initiatives to document the process.

Health Conditions in the Caribbean March 2003

The countries and territories of the Caribbean area have a long tradition of collective action. This tradition was embodied in the formation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the early 1970s, and later was strengthened by the initiative known as Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH). In Health Conditions in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization presents an overview of the challenges and conditions faced by health systems in the CARICOM member countries (the English-speaking Caribbean and Suriname).

Health & Hygiene in Hospitality: A Guide March 2003

The objective of this handbook is to provide a readily accessible, easy to use, easy to understand manual for managers in the hospitality industry on how to make and keep your facility healthy and at the same time help to protect the environment.

Disaster Mitigation for Health Facilities March 2003

Guidelines for Vulnerability Appraisal & Reduction in the Caribbean - 2000

Medicines, Vaccines and Health Technologies
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