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August 2nd, 2019
PAHO pushes for Maternity Protection Laws in Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) recommends that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean implement laws to ensure that working women are given the time and support they need to breastfeed. This includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient breastfeeding breaks upon return to work.

May 6th, 2019
VI residents urged to save lives by cleaning their hands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands residents are urged to keep their hands clean at all times as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) promotes Hand Hygiene Day observed on May 6, 2019.

July 7th, 2016
VI’s healthcare system to come under microscope of PAHO, WHO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Nursing Officer and Family Health Coordinator, Ms Jascinth Hannibal says she is optimistic that the Virgin Islands will be “validated” to have been successful at eradicating the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission from mother to child at birth.

February 5th, 2016
UPDATE: Zika scare! Funds scarce! No fogging until Budget allocation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.

October 17th, 2014
Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help, MSF says

BBC NEWS

International pledges of deployments and aid for Africa's Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any impact on the epidemic, a major medical charity says.

August 3rd, 2014
Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

BBC NEWS

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said.

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