Tag: WHO

Lifestyle change needed to cut diabetes

Lifestyle change needed to cut diabetes

| 07/04/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Over 422 million people, more than 8.5% of the global population, are suffering from diabetes, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation. The global epidemic of what is largely a preventable lifestyle disease is the focus of this year’s World Health Day and the Cayman Islands is no stranger to the consequences […]

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Cayman on alert as Zika spreads to US and Jamaica

Cayman on alert as Zika spreads to US and Jamaica

| 02/02/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Now that Jamaica has reported its first case of the Zika virus and there have been several cases in the United States, Cayman Islands public health officials are on alert for its likely arrival in here in the coming months. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency and efforts are being made locally to keep the […]

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Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

| 28/01/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and the Americas is alarming, according to World Health Organisation officials, who have warned that as many as four million people could contract the illness in the region this year. Local health officials told CNS Thursday that there are still no reported cases of the […]

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HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

| 05/10/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Local human rights experts have raised concerns about the lack of support for teenagers in Cayman suffering from mental health problems and the amount of abuse they are being subjected to. Having reviewed the recent reports from the World Health Organisation on Mental Health and the PAHO Adolescent Health and Sexuality, the Human Rights […]

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WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

| 19/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS) More than 4,000 patients were treated for mental health problems in 2013 in the existing outpatient facilities, highlighting the pressing need for government to address the challenges in this area of the nation’s health, according to a new report. But at present government does not have a mental health policy and the much needed […]

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