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One-woman protest sparks renewed healthcare debate

April 22, 2015
Grand Turk resident Valerie Jennings, a former bank employee, has sparked a renewed debate over the quality of healthcare in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with her one-woman public protest posted on Facebook by her son, Valentino Selver, under the caption “Mother protesting”.

Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands

April 22, 2015
Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands Earth Day is celebrated every day at Health City Cayman Islands by implementing an impressive array of planet-friendly initiatives that abound on the well landscaped property. "We were built and will expand with sustainability and safety in mind," said Shomari Scott, marketing director.

Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic

April 15, 2015
Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic Members of the Middle Caicos community, along with members of the Turks and Caicos Islands government, were on hand to celebrate the opening of the state of the art facility, Alsada Hall-Malcom Primary Health Care Clinic on Friday, 10 April 2015. Refurbishment and expansion of Middle Caicos Clinic...

Opposition upset over healthcare investigation delay

March 17, 2015
The opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) is upset over a delay in putting into effect a motion passed in the TCI House of Assembly on January 27, 2015, recommending to the governor that a thorough investigation be carried out into the costs of the controversial healthcare contract.

TCI reports additional cases of chikungunya

June 20, 2014
The ministry of health and human services has received confirmation of an additional four positive cases of chikungunya. This brings the total number of positive cases for the TCI to six. In addition, the ministry of health is also closely monitoring dengue fever cases.

Premier addresses tourism and health workshop in Aruba

May 14, 2014
Premier addresses tourism and health workshop in Aruba The premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr Rufus Ewing, earlier this month attended the 59th annual workshop, hosted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Aruba. The awareness and discussion workshop, which was held from May 1 – 3, sought the establishment of a regional tourism...

New Jamaican hospital highlights TCI costs

April 7, 2014
New Jamaican hospital highlights TCI costs Plans for a new health care facility in Jamaica, which in phase one will include 64 beds and 50 residences for recovery in a gated community, plus a five acre lake in a world class medical city, has again served to highlight the high comparative costs of the minimal health care facilities in the TCI.

Chickenpox cases in Grand Turk primary school

March 6, 2014
Four children from Ona Glinton Primary School in Grand Turk were seen with chickenpox by the ministry of health primary health care department on Monday. Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash...

Ministry of health holds awareness session on chikungunya virus

February 12, 2014
The ministry of health and human services is holding two one-day workshops for health professionals on the chikungunya virus on Tuesday and Wednesday. The ministry is taking a proactive approach to increase education and awareness about chikungunya in light of the outbreak that...

Minister reacts to opposition call for healthcare investigation

February 5, 2014
Minister reacts to opposition call for healthcare investigation Minister of Health Porsha Stubbs-Smith has reacted to the leader of the opposition’s call for a full investigation into the costs and quality of the health care scheme known as the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP). Smith, who took over the health portfolio last year after it was briefly held by Amanda Misick and...

Health care remains major issue for TCI

January 31, 2014
The cost and quality of health care remains a major issue for the TCI. The $60-plus million flowing from the treasury annually, plus numerous co-pays and the cost and availability of medication, have time and again been addressed by the opposition and the media.

NHIB to explain healthcare coverage

January 23, 2014
The National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) intends to take to the airwaves to explain to the public how residents can qualify for coverage. A spokesperson disclosed on television that employers must bring contributions for all employees up to date and must register their employees.

Former chief minister calls for healthcare inquiry

January 10, 2014
Former chief minister calls for healthcare inquiry Former chief minister Oswald Skippings has called on the leader of the opposition Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson to present a motion to the House of Assembly calling for a full disclosure of the Inter-Health Canada agreement, a full audit that covers its entire existence, and a full criminal investigation.

Health-Are male enlargement products comparative reviews well sorted out

November 14, 2013
Actually the male enlargement products industry is so enormous that this question seems out of place. But then the twist in the tale lies in the comparative reviews that make a consumer opt for specific brands. And only a few genuine websites offer correct reviews.

Influenza activity in the Caribbean

October 3, 2013
The Caribbean, like other regions in the Americas, experiences seasonal influenza activity. Improved health monitoring by ministries of health is providing more timely and detailed information on viruses currently circulating in the region. This has resulted in the recent confirmation by...


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