Jamaican pride and pedigree

(MENAFN - Caribbean News Global) By Anthony Deyal. The website, Jamaicans.com, comes up with some interesting, teasing headlines almost certain to attract your attention. For example,“What Is The Jamaican National Gravy? Here Are The Top 5”,“30 Women Names Jamaicans No Longer Give Their Children” and one of the most recent,“The 5 Mango Pedigrees That Only a Jamaican Can Relate To!!! Do You Think We Discriminate?”
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First Swedish doses delivered through COVAX

As part of a pledge to deliver at least three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, the first doses donated by Sweden have been delivered to countries this week, with shipments arriving in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden: “Sweden supports a robust multilateral...
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First deliveries of Norway-donated COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX

Norway donates first doses to COVAX, with first shipments arriving in Nicaragua and Uganda on 30 July. In total, Norway has pledged 5 million doses to COVAX, as well as US$ 141 million in funding. Dag Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development: “The scourge of coronavirus is far from over....
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Latin America – Caribbean face an “avalanche of worsening health issues”

(PAHO) –The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services in most countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned. “We therefore urge countries to ensure...
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132 New Cases Of Covid-19

THE latest Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard has recorded 132 new infections in The Bahamas with 94 of them being in New Providence. The Dashboard, dated July 29, 2021, shows an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases putting The Bahamas on par with regional nations in terms of spikes in new infections. The total number of recorded COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas is 14,677 with deaths at 286.
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Caribbean journalists and communicators prepare for challenges of reporting on mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

Participants of the PAHO/CDB/CBU training series received tools to help them ensure informative, responsible, safe and evidence-based coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on mental health-related topics. The training was followed by an award to recognize stories that reflected the topics and key recommendations raised during the series.
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COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 29 July

This daily round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Top stories: COVID-19 continues to hit Americas hard; England scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from US and EU;...
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30 Years Polio-Free: How the Americas’ Global Health Milestone Can Help End Polio for Good

In August 1991, health officials in Peru received notice of a suspected case of polio in the small Andean region of Pichanaki. Immediately, a team led by Dr. Roger Zapata set out on the arduous 10-hour journey through mountainous terrain to investigate the case that would become known as the “first last case of polio” — the very last case of wild poliovirus in the Western Hemisphere.
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Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Professionals, Single Vaccine Dose for Boys: Global COVID-19 Weekly Highlights

These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. UK cases have been falling for 7 days in a row (as of Monday July 26) but deaths and hospitalisations continued to rise. Some experts believe the start of school holidays in parts of the UK could be affecting the case figures. It will be some days yet before the effect of lifting lockdown measures in England on July 19 is seen in the data. Doctors' regulator, the General Medical Council, released a survey showing that burnout among trainers and trainees reached its worst level since polling on the issue began in 2018. Meanwhile, consultants are being asked whether they want to take industrial action over a 3% pay rise that was said to reward "their extraordinary efforts throughout this global pandemic".

Bahamas to get 33,600 doses of vaccines via COVAX facility

Bahamas: Prime Minister of Bahamas Hubert Minnis, during the address to the nation on 28 July 2021, stated that the Caribbean island country would get the third tranche of pre-paid 33,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines by the COVAX facility possibly by next week. Bahamas Prime Minister further notified that to...
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COVID still devastating in the Americas, health agency says

BRASILIA (Reuters) -COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the past...