Day: April 29, 2009

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Swine Flu Now Near Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the swine influenza outbreak to near pandemic status. “Based on assessment of all available information, and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5,”  WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan told a briefing Wednesday. WHO …

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Condoms and Hair Conditioner – Beauty and Barber Shops for Safe Sex

You may have seen the movie The Barber Shop, or, maybe you haven’t! But there are very few Caribbean nationals who, upon hearing the words barber shop, hairdressing parlour or beauty salon, don’t immediately think of Saturday morning or late evening gossip, with tongues wagging faster than the snip of sharp scissors. Whether the information …

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Caribbean Gov’ts Urged to Fund AIDS Fight

Caribbean governments have been urged to provide financial support for the Regional Coordinating Mechanism of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), at the opening in St Lucia of PANCAP’s twelfth meeting. Dominica’s Minister of Health and Chair of PANCAP, John Fabien, says he is firmly convinced that the time is opportune for …

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