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December 2nd, 2023
VI Gov’t extends condolences on passing of former PAHO Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has extended condolences on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands on the passing of Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director Emeritus and former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

September 27th, 2023
Health Minister leads delegation to 60th PAHO meeting in Washington

WASHINGTON DC, USA- The [British] Virgin Islands is being represented at the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in Washington DC, USA.

October 23rd, 2021
Local company awarded contract to repair Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – A local company, Lawrence Wheatley Construction has been awarded the contract to repair the Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre on Anegada in the Virgin Islands (VI) which serves as a primary emergency shelter for residents on the island in a PAHO funded project.

July 5th, 2021
Delta variant in Caribbean- PAHO alerts

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago- The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is reporting the detection of the highly contagious Delta variant in the Caribbean.

October 29th, 2019
9 emergency shelters to be repaired with EU grant of 2M Euros

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some nine emergency shelters across the territory have been identified for repairs to modern standards through funding by the European Union (EU) and technical oversight by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).

October 1st, 2019
VI joins world health leaders to set priorities in the Americas

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Virgin Islands (VI) Health Minister Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Irad Potter join hundreds of world health leaders to discuss priorities at the Pan American Health World Health Organization (PAHO) 57th Directing Council.

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.

January 10th, 2018
Repairs being made to Elderly Home damaged by Irma; Thanks to PAHO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Repairs and upgrade works started last week on the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola.

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.

October 16th, 2014
VI ports Ebola watch on – Govt responds to residents’ concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following public outcries which were brought to the fore by this news site calling on the Health Care sectors of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to take proactive measures against the possibility of the dreaded Ebola disease slipping into the Territory, a response was made public yesterday October 15, 2014.

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