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United Nations Warns of Possible HIV Drug Shortages Within Next Two Months

Staff Consortium | June 23, 2020

UNITED NATIONS, CMC – The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Monday warned that stocks of medication for HIV patients could run out in the next two months, because of higher costs linked to lockdowns and the coronavirus (COVID-19) border closures. UNAIDS in a call to countries and manufacturers urged parties involved to take pre-emptive action now. It said that both the production of generic antiretroviral drugs and their distribution are threatened. Millions of people could be at risk – particularly in developing countries – if they go without treatment, both to themselves and others from an increased chance of HIV transmission, according to the UN agency. “It is vital that countries urgently make plans now to mitigate the possibility and impacts of higher costs and reduced availability of antiretroviral medicines,” said UNAIDS…

Coronavirus Deaths in Haiti Climb to 73 as CARICOM…

Staff Consortium | June 15, 2020

PORT AU PRINCE. Haiti, CMC – The death toll from the coronavirus(COVID-19) climbed to 73 in Haiti as…

Health Agency Upgrades Coronavirus Risk to Caribbean…

Staff Consortium | February 29, 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has upgraded…

Health Officials in Barbados Monitoring Health of…

Staff Consortium | February 27, 2020

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said health authorities in the country…

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Belize Denies Case of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | February 19, 2020

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The Belize Ministry of Health has called on the media and the general public to “adequately source” their information as it denied rumors that the country had recorded it...

Cruise Ship Docks in Bermuda After Coronavirus Scare

Staff Consortium | February 12, 2020

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  — Passengers came ashore at Dockyard early on Wednesday from the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, delayed last week in New Jersey over a coronavirus (Covid-19) scare. The Ro...

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