CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana -- May 12, 2010 -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen, Guyana was the venue on Tuesday May 11 for the historic signing of Phase 11 of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR)/Caribbean Regional Partnership Agreement Framework between the CARICOM Secretariat and the United States (US) Government.
Caricom, Guyana -- Oct. 21, 2009 -- Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expecting the first shipment of the HINI vaccine to arrive in the region late November, as they prepare for further attacks from the H1N1 Virus otherwise known as, the swine flu.
Bridgetown -- Sept. 23, 2009 -- Recently, there has been an increase in the incidence of persons with flu-like symptoms seeking medical attention at the eight polyclinics across the island, as well as at the Accident and Emergency Department at the QEH. It is expected that this will continue and may worsen.
April 28, 2009 - On April 27, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee held its second meeting. The Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of human swine influenza A (H1N1) in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada, as well as reports of possible spread to additional countries. On the advice of the Committee, the WHO Director-General has now raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4:
April 27, 2009 --There have been over 800 cases of severe acute respiratory illness, including approximately 60 deaths reported from Mexico.