Road Map on Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean 2012-2017
On March 19 and 20th, high level representatives from health ministries and academic institutions came together in Bridgetown, Barbados to discuss Human Resources for Health (HRH) development strategy for the Caribbean.
Health Research Policy for the Caribbean
CHRC has developed a Health Research Policy for the Caribbean. The goal of the Policy is to guide the strengthening of systems so as to increase the production, access and use of essential research and thus facilitate the crafting of evidence-based health policies, programmes and practices.
Report of the Caribbean Commission on Health and Development
A healthy population is an essential prerequisite for the economic growth and stability of the Caribbean. This is a statement of 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.
Nassau Forum adopts declaration, strategy paper in preparation for Mauritius meeting on small island states
NASSAU, 30 January — At the end of a five-day interregional meeting held in Nassau, Bahamas, ministers and representatives of more than 40 small island developing States (SIDS) approved today both a Declaration and a Strategy Paper presenting their key expectations and priorities in preparation for the upcoming Mauritius Conference to Review the Barbados Programme of Action on the Sustainable Development of SIDS.
Nassau declaration on health 2001 : the health of the region is the wealth of the region
We commit ourselves to the pursuit of initiatives and targets to be implemented to achieve an improved health status of our populations within the next five years, emphasizing leadership, strategic planning, management, implementation and resource mobilisation in the context of health sector reform processes that are underway.
West Indian Medical Journal
The provision of surgical care for children with cardiac disease: The Jamaican experience – An 18-year review.
The aim of this article is to review the local experience over the last 18 years (1994-2011) in providing surgical intervention for children with heart conditions in Jamaica. Eight hundred and sixty-three children received cardiac surgery during this period, 441 were done with the assistance of visiting overseas teams and 422 by the local surgical teams. The majority of cases receiving cardiac surgery were for congenital heart defects; however, 3% of cases were for rheumatic heart disease. The overall survival rate was 94% for the period 1994 to 2008.
History of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
The establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was the result of a 15-year effort to fulfil the hope of regional integration which was born with the establishment of the British West Indies Federation in 1958. The West Indies Federation came to an end in 1962 but its end, may be regarded as the real beginning of what is now the Caribbean Community.