A chain of islands, cays, and reefs in the West Indies, lying southeast of Florida and north of Cuba. It is an independent state, called also the Commonwealth of the Bahamas or the Bahama Islands. The name likely represents the local name Guanahani, itself of uncertain origin. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p106 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)
The area that lies between continental North and South America and comprises the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies, and the adjacent mainland regions of southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.
The geographic area of Latin America in general and when the specific country or countries are not indicated. It usually includes Central America, South America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean.
Travel to another country for the purpose of medical treatment.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
A former branch of knowledge embracing the study, description, and classification of natural objects (as animals, plants, and minerals) and thus including the modern sciences of zoology, botany, and mineralogy insofar as they existed at that time. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries it was much used for the generalized pursuit of certain areas of science. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
A class in the phylum CNIDARIA, comprised mostly of corals and anemones. All members occur only as polyps; the medusa stage is completely absent.
Marine ridges composed of living CORALS, coral skeletons, calcareous algae, and other organisms, mixed with minerals and organic matter. They are found most commonly in tropical waters and support other animal and plant life.
A republic consisting of a group of about 100 islands and islets in the western Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Koror. Under Spain it was administered as a part of the Caroline Islands but was sold to Germany in 1899. Seized by Japan in 1914, it was taken by the Allies in World War II in 1944. In 1947 it became part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, became internally self-governing in 1980, obtained independent control over its foreign policy (except defense) in 1986, and achieved total independence October 1, 1994. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p915; telephone communication with Randy Flynn, Board on Geographic Names, 17 January 1995)
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The most diversified of all fish orders and the largest vertebrate order. It includes many of the commonly known fish such as porgies, croakers, sunfishes, dolphin fish, mackerels, TUNA, etc.
A body of water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the earth, extending amidst Africa in the west, Australia in the east, Asia in the north, and Antarctica in the south. Including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, it constitutes the third largest ocean after the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the PACIFIC OCEAN. (New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, 15th ed, 1990, p289)
A geographical area of the United States comprising the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Places for cultivation and harvesting of fish, particularly in sea waters. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
United Nations' action to intervene in conflict between the nation of Kuwait and occupying Iraqi forces, occurring from 1990 through 1991.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
A body of water located at the southeastern corner of North America. It is bordered by the states to the north of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas; by five Mexican states to the west: Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan; and by Cuba to the southeast.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
A republic in the north of South America, east of VENEZUELA and west of SURINAME. Its capital is Georgetown.
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of organisms which inhabit the OCEANS AND SEAS.
Substances that comprise all matter. Each element is made up of atoms that are identical in number of electrons and protons and in nuclear charge, but may differ in mass or number of neutrons.
One of the Type II site-specific deoxyribonucleases (EC 3.1.21.4). It recognizes and cleaves the sequences C/CGG and GGC/C at the slash. HpaII is from Haemophilus parainfluenzae. Several isoschizomers have been identified. EC 3.1.21.-.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.
Financial support of research activities.

Relationships of fasting and postload glucose levels to sex and alcohol consumption. Are American Diabetes Association criteria biased against detection of diabetes in women? (1/539)

OBJECTIVE: To compare, in men and women, the prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes assessed using criteria from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and to investigate risk factors associated with fasting and 2-h postload plasma glucose. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data from two companion surveys of Europeans, South Asians, and Afro-Caribbeans in west London were used. A total of 4,367 men and women aged 40-64 years who were not known to have diabetes underwent an oral glucose tolerance test after an overnight fast. The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes was estimated using the ADA (fasting plasma glucose > or = 7.0 mmol/l) and WHO (2-h postload glucose > or = 11.1 mmol/l) criteria for epidemiologic studies. The association of body fat and usual alcohol intake with plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence was assessed. RESULTS: Compared with the WHO criterion, the ADA criterion gave a higher prevalence of diabetes in men (6.4 vs. 4.7%) but a lower prevalence in women (3.3 vs. 4.2%). In Afro-Caribbeans, the sex difference in diabetes prevalence was reversed. Women had significantly lower fasting glucose than men despite higher 2-h glucose levels. Alcohol intake was positively associated with fasting glucose in men and women but not with 2-h glucose levels. CONCLUSIONS: The new ADA criterion, based on fasting glucose alone, does not take account of sex differences in metabolic response to fasting or possible artifactual effects on fasting glucose. With the ADA criterion, alcohol intake was a significant risk factor for diabetes in our study population; this was not the case with the WHO criterion.  (+info)

Standardized comparison of glucose intolerance in west African-origin populations of rural and urban Cameroon, Jamaica, and Caribbean migrants to Britain. (2/539)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of glucose intolerance in genetically similar African-origin populations within Cameroon and from Jamaica and Britain. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects studied were from rural and urban Cameroon or from Jamaica, or were Caribbean migrants, mainly Jamaican, living in Manchester, England. Sampling bases included a local census of adults aged 25-74 years in Cameroon, districts statistically representative in Jamaica, and population registers in Manchester. African-Caribbean ethnicity required three grandparents of this ethnicity. Diabetes was defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) 1985 criteria using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (2-h > or = 11.1 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment) and by the new American Diabetes Association criteria (fasting glucose > or = 7.0 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment). RESULTS: For men, mean BMIs were greatest in urban Cameroon and Manchester (25-27 kg/m2); in women, these were similarly high in urban Cameroon and Jamaica and highest in Manchester (27-28 kg/m2). The age-standardized diabetes prevalence using WHO criteria was 0.8% in rural Cameroon, 2.0% in urban Cameroon, 8.5% in Jamaica, and 14.6% in Manchester, with no difference between sexes (men: 1.1%, 1.0%, 6.5%, 15.3%, women: 0.5%, 2.8%, 10.6%, 14.0%), all tests for trend P < 0.001. Impaired glucose tolerance was more frequent in Jamaica. CONCLUSIONS: The transition in glucose intolerance from Cameroon to Jamaica and Britain suggests that environment determines diabetes prevalence in these populations of similar genetic origin.  (+info)

Health services research in the English-speaking Caribbean 1984-93: a quantitative review. (3/539)

Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health services is important for all countries, especially those with limited resources. This study aimed to evaluate the volume and quality of health services research (HSR) conducted in one developing region, the English-speaking Caribbean. Data were abstracted from all 770 abstracts describing presentations at the annual scientific meetings of the Commonwealth Caribbean Medical Research Council for the decade 1984 to 1993. Of these, 341 abstracts were judged to report health services research and were from the English-speaking Caribbean. Hospital services were evaluated in 240 (70%) reports while primary health services were evaluated in only 90 (26%). Most hospital-based studies evaluated the use and outcome of medical and surgical services through the collection of case series and cohorts of cases, with a median sample size of 104 (interquartile range 38 to 320). Evaluations at primary level were more likely to evaluate need or demand for services, were more likely to report cross sectional surveys or randomized trials and included larger numbers of subjects (median 343, interquartile range 121 to 661). Patient-based measures of health status and measures of resource use were not often reported at either primary or secondary level. Estimation and hypothesis testing were infrequently employed in data analysis. A large proportion of the research presented could be classified as HSR but measures are needed to increase the motivation for research into primary care and to improve skills in HSR study design, conduct and analysis among those presently conducting research.  (+info)

Little evidence of HLA-G mRNA polymorphism in Caucasian or Afro-Caribbean populations. (4/539)

HLA-G is a nonclassical class I MHC molecule of unknown function expressed on human trophoblast. The level of polymorphism at the HLA-G locus is of considerable importance, since the paternally inherited gene product is exposed to the maternal immune system during pregnancy. However, previous studies of HLA-G polymorphism using genomic DNA samples have produced conflicting results. Our aim was to investigate polymorphism in trophoblast HLA-G mRNA from pregnancies in ten Caucasian and twelve Afro-Caribbean women by RT-PCR. A similar PCR protocol was also applied to umbilical cord blood genomic DNA from two Caucasian and two Afro-Caribbean neonates. Caucasian cDNA yielded only two different sequences: G*01011, and one containing a previously reported synonymous substitution. Afro-Caribbean samples yielded these sequences as well as one previously reported conservative (leucine-to-isoleucine) substitution. PCR amplification from genomic DNA samples from both populations using previously published primer pairs generated sequences containing multiple substitutions, many of which were nonsynonymous. More than two sequences were produced from genomic DNA from each individual. In contrast, amplification from the same genomic DNA using new primers complementary to exons of the HLA-G gene yielded the same few sequences generated from cDNA. These results suggest that polymorphism at the HLA-G locus is extremely limited in Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean populations. This suggests that spurious polymorphism has been reported in African Americans due to the use of intron-complementary PCR primers on genomic DNA samples. The monomorphic nature of HLA-G may allow trophoblast to carry out the immunological functions of class I-bearing tissues without compromising successful pregnancy.  (+info)

Seroprevalence of human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) in countries of Southeast Asia compared to the USA, the Caribbean and Africa. (5/539)

Seroprevalence of HHV-8 has been studied in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad, Jamaica and the USA, in both healthy individuals and those infected with HIV. Seroprevalence was found to be low in these countries in both the healthy and the HIV-infected populations. This correlates with the fact that hardly any AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma has been reported in these countries. In contrast, the African countries of Ghana, Uganda and Zambia showed high seroprevalences in both healthy and HIV-infected populations. This suggests that human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) may be either a recently introduced virus or one that has extremely low infectivity. Nasopharyngeal and oral carcinoma patients from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka who have very high EBV titres show that only 3/82 (3.7%) have antibody to HHV-8, demonstrating that there is little, if any, cross-reactivity between antibodies to these two gamma viruses.  (+info)

Association between the C825T polymorphism of the G protein beta3-subunit gene and hypertension in blacks. (6/539)

A polymorphism (C825T) of the G protein beta3-subunit gene has been associated with low renin hypertension in whites. The aim of this study was to examine the C825T polymorphism in relation to hypertension in a population-based study of black people of African origin who have high prevalence of low renin, salt-sensitive hypertension. A total of 428 men and women, aged 40 to 59 years (270 Caribbeans and 158 West Africans), who took part in a population-based survey were studied. All were blacks and first-generation immigrants. The C825T polymorphism was detected by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction-enzyme digestion. The prevalence of hypertension (supine blood pressures >/=160 systolic and/or 95 mm Hg diastolic or on drug therapy) was 43%. The distribution of the genotypes (CC, CT, and TT) was in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with observed frequencies of 4.0% (n=17), 33.6% (n=144), and 62.4% (n=267), respectively. Allele frequencies were 20.8% for C and 79.2% for T. No difference was detected between Caribbeans and West Africans. A 3-fold higher risk of hypertension was found among the carriers of the T variant both as heterozygotes (odds ratio [OR], 3.43 [95% CI, 0.94 to 12.4]) and homozygotes (OR, 3.87 [95% CI, 1. 09 to 13.8]). The estimate of effect and the blood pressure values in the groups carrying the T variant suggested a dominant model for the T allele. This was confirmed by a significant association between the T allele and hypertension (OR, 3.71 [95% CI, 1.05 to 13. 1]), even when adjusted for age, sex, and body mass index (OR, 4.14 [95% CI, 1.11 to 15.4]). The study shows, for the first time, a high frequency of the 825T allele in black people, and it provides evidence that the T allele may be a susceptibility factor for the development of hypertension in blacks. Given the high frequency of the T allele, even a 2-fold increased risk of hypertension among the carriers of the T allele might account for 44% of the cases of hypertension in blacks.  (+info)

Incidence of gonorrhoea diagnosed in GUM clinics in South Thames (west) region. (7/539)

OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of gonorrhoea diagnosed in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in South Thames (West) between 1995 and 1996, and how it changed among population subgroups. SETTINGS AND SUBJECTS: Cases of uncomplicated and complicated gonorrhoea diagnosed at 13 GUM clinics in the former South Thames West (STW) Regional Health Authority that reported disaggregate data to the South Thames GUM Clinic Collaborative STD Surveillance Scheme. METHODS: Annual incidence rates (per 100,000) of gonorrhoea diagnoses by sex, age group, ethnic group, area of residence, and year were calculated. Poisson regression models were used to calculate risk ratios (RR) to describe the key differences in the variation of gonorrhoea cases by these variables. Relative differences in the incidence of diagnosed gonorrhoea between 1995 and 1996 were investigated by including an interaction between year and the other variables (age group, sex, ethnic group, region) and testing whether any were significant using a likelihood ratio test. RESULTS: Area of residence, sex, age group, and ethnic group were key predictors of the rates of diagnosed gonorrhoea. The risk ratio for gonorrhoea (after adjustment for the other variables) was: 13 times higher among blacks than the white population; twice as high in inner London compared with outer London; and three times lower in the "shire" region compared with outer London. The rate of diagnosed gonorrhoea was significantly higher in the black population in the shire region than the inner London white population. The rate of gonorrhoea diagnosed by GUM clinics from 1995 to 1996 almost doubled in the white population aged 15-44 years, from 16 cases per 100,000 to 30 cases per 100,000 (adjusted RR 2.0, 95% CI 1.6 to 2.4), whereas increased rates in the black and Asian/other ethnic groups were not statistically significant (adjusted RR 1.1, 95% CI 0.9 to 1.4; and 1.4, 95% CI 0.7 to 2.7 respectively). CONCLUSION: The observed increase in gonorrhoea between 1995 and 1996 occurred mostly among heterosexual white men and women. Overall, the rates of gonorrhoea among young people, especially in the black population and in inner London represent a significant public health problem that may merit further targeted interventions, the effectiveness of which could be monitored through further development of routine surveillance data.  (+info)

Screening for depression in African-Caribbean elders. (8/539)

BACKGROUND: There are increasing numbers of older African-Caribbeans in the UK. Primary care staff often feel less confident about diagnosing depression in this group. Screening instruments may assist in making diagnoses in cross-cultural consultations. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of screening instruments for depression in older African-Caribbean people in Manchester, UK. METHODS: We carried out a two-stage study to compare three screening instruments for depression (Geriatric Depression Scale, Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards, Caribbean Culture Specific Screen), with a computerized diagnostic interview for mental health disorders in older adults (Geriatric Mental State). The study was set in inner-city Manchester. The subjects were community-resident African-Caribbeans aged 60 years and over; 227 subjects were approached. Of the 160 people screened, 130 agreed to diagnostic interview. The main outcome measures were Spearman correlation coefficients; these were calculated between each screening instrument and the diagnostic interview. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to determine appropriate sensitivity and specificity for each instrument. RESULTS: The results for the largest subgroup, the Jamaicans (n = 96/130), demonstrated highly significant correlations between screening instruments and diagnostic interview (P < 0.001). Each instrument had a high sensitivity: Brief Assessment Schedule depression cards (cut-off > or =6; sensitivity 90.9% (95% CI 58.8-99.8), specificity 82.1% (95% CI 74.0-90.3)), Caribbean Culture Specific Screen (cut-off > or =6; sensitivity 90.9% (95% CI 58.8-99.8), specificity 74.1% (95% CI 64.8-83.4)), and Geriatric Depression Scale (cut-off > or =4; sensitivity 100% (95% CI 97.1-100), specificity 69.1% (95% CI 59.6-79.2)). CONCLUSIONS: These screening instruments demonstrate high sensitivity levels, if an appropriate cut-off point is used. The culture-specific instrument did not perform better than the traditional instruments. Health professionals should approach the consultation in a culturally sensitive manner and use the validated instrument they are most familiar with.  (+info)

Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-Editors in Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diaseases, contemplate the recent rises in various vector-borne NTDs around the world. In 2013 both chikungunya and Zika virus infection are believed to have first emerged in the Western Hemisphere where both viruses now affect much of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean region and also threaten the United States. Chikungunya made its first appearance on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Martin at the end of 2013 and has since spread throughout much of the Americas, including the first locally acquired case in Texas reported this year. Similarly, molecular clock studies indicate that Zika probably first entered the Americas between May and December of 2013 before also spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region, and there are fears that transmission of Zika might start by later this summer in the continental US.. While the rapid dissemination of these arbovirus infections in the Western ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Depression prevalence in disadvantaged young black women. T2 - African and Caribbean immigrants compared to US-born African Americans. AU - Miranda, Jeanne. AU - Siddique, Juned. AU - Belin, Thomas R.. AU - Kohn-Wood, Laura P.. N1 - Funding Information: ■ Acknowledgements This work was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and NIMH RO1 MHS 6864. Four center grants supported Dr. Mirandas writing of this article (5P30MHO68639 (NIMH), 5P20MD000148 (NCMHD), 5P30A6021684 (NIA) and ISP01MH059876 (NIMH)).. PY - 2005/4. Y1 - 2005/4. N2 - Background: Research with Mexican Americans suggests that immigrants have lower rates of mental disorders than U. S.-born Mexican Americans. We examine the prevalence of depression, somatization, alcohol use and drug use among black American women, comparing rates of disorders among U. S.-born, Caribbean-born, and African-born subsamples. Methods: Women in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs, county-run Title X family ...
The rate at which the Caribbean corals have been declining is truly alarming…They are a major oceanic ecosystem, this is a tragedy that must be reversed, says Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCNs Global Marine and Polar Programme. But the study, Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012, brings some very encouraging news: the fate of Caribbean corals is not beyond our control and there are some very concrete steps that we can take to help them recover ...
Brasilia, Brazil, 3-4 December 2015 The first regional meeting for the International Decade for People of African Descent was held in early December 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil, for the Latin American and Caribbean region. The discussion was structured under the themes of the Decade: recognition, justice and development. The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on ways and means that governments from the region in partnership with equality bodies, national human rights institutions, civil society, development agencies and regional organizations, may pursue to integrate the provisions of the Programmes of Activities in their policies, programmes and strategies tailored for people of African descent.. Participants: The meeting brought together Member States, United Nations specialized agencies and bodies, regional organizations, national human rights institutions, equality bodies and civil society representatives, particularly people of African descent from the region. Other Member States of ...
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 282,000 new cases of TB in the Americas, 11% of which were in people living with HIV. In all, 87% of cases were concentrated in 10 countries, with Brazil, Peru and Mexico reporting just over half the total. An estimated 24,000 people died last year from tuberculosis in the Region, and 6,000 of them were coinfected with HIV.. Ending TB will only be possible if we step up the reduction in new cases and deaths, said PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne. We need to expand access to diagnosis and quality treatment for everyone who needs it and to address social determinants that affect health and favor transmission of the disease, she noted.. Although preventable and curable, tuberculosis is currently the Regions most lethal infectious disease and its persistence is largely due to the serious social and economic inequities in the Americas. Since 2015, deaths fell on average by 2.5% per year and new cases dropped by 1.6%, but they need to fall ...
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Please check back later for the full article.Yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the Caribbean region from its first appearance in the 1650s until the confirmation of its spread via the bites of infected mosquitos in 1900. Fear of the disease resulted from not just its high mortality rate, but also the horrifying manner in which it killed its victims: after several days of fever, chills, and body aches, the skin and eyes of those who were most seriously infected would turn yellow as their livers failed, they would bleed from the eyes and nose, and they would succumb to the vomiting of coagulated blood. Because the virus caused only mild symptoms in children and a single episode confers lifetime immunity, the disease did not heavily impact natives of the region. Instead, it was newcomers in the Caribbean who suffered the worst ravages.
The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent some of the most common infections of the poorest people living in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). Because they primarily afflict the disenfranchised poor as well as selected indigenous populations and people of African descent, the NTDs in LAC are largely forgotten diseases even though their collective disease burden may exceed better known conditions such as of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria. Based on their prevalence and healthy life years lost from disability, hookworm infection, other soil-transmitted helminth infections, and Chagas disease are the most important NTDs in LAC, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, trachoma, leprosy, and lymphatic filariasis. On the other hand, for some important NTDs, such as leptospirosis and cysticercosis, complete disease burden estimates are not available. The NTDs in LAC geographically concentrate in 11 different sub-regions, each with a distinctive human and environmental ecology
The latest reports explaining how five women have died from bacterial infections after taking the RU-486 abortion pill is further evidence of the abortion industrys pursuit of a reckless path of destruction that leaves millions of victims dead in its wake, said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. How many more women and preborn children must die before this lethal drug is taken off of the market?. American Life League has been a steadfast opponent of RU-486 and has repeatedly demanded its recall. After the much publicized death of Holly Patterson, the 18-year old California girl who died after taking the RU-486 pill she obtained from a Planned Parenthood clinic, American Life League led the charge in opposing the drug.. This drug has no beneficial qualities, said Brown. Its one and only purpose is to end the life of a preborn child. As we are seeing more and more, this deadly concoction not only kills the baby, but can kill the mother as well. The abortion industry seems to ...
Laura Chioda is a Senior Economist in the The Chief Economist Office of the Latin America and Caribbean Region and in the Office of the Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions at the World Bank. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the World Bank, Laura was an Assistant Professor of Economics at
A $1 syphilis test, whose development was brokered by UNU-BIOLAC, will make diagnosis readily available throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969. Since its beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969. Since its beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.
JAMPROs President Diane Edwards explained that it was critical for the regions investment promotion agencies to collaborate and build each countrys capacity to attract greater investments. She said, JAMPRO is committed to working with CAIPAs Board members to market investment in regional value chains and collaborative investment projects. The heightened global tourism interest in the region affords us an opportunity to work togetherto strengthen the business brand of the Caribbean region. We look forward to creating a stronger alliance with our partners, and creating the opportunities to do business. ...
The lake had become contaminated due to a sanitation plant being wiped out by a hurricane, years of agricultural runoff, and decisions put in place by the Guatemalan government in the 1950s when they hoped to stimulate the local fishing economy by importing an invasive species that ate the animals that normally kept the blue-green algae in check.. The image of young girls collecting the contaminated water to drink, to cook and to clean remained with me and later proved the catalyst for starting my own socially conscious fashion brand, Ix Style. Until that point, I had always taken clean drinking water for granted. After the contamination, I learned that diseases from unsafe water kill more people each year than any form of violence, including war.. Water scarcity affects every continent on the planet, and countless individuals every day. In the Latin American and Caribbean region alone, 32 million people live without access to water. After the lake became contaminated, local communities in ...
Impact of specimen source on detection of ZIKV RNA.The specimen types most frequently cited for ZIKV RNA detection have been plasma or serum, with viral titers of 5.0 × 100 to 3.7 × 106 copies/ml (mean of 9.9 × 104 copies/ml) being determined with the CDC Trioplex ZIKV rRT-PCR for serum samples collected within the first 7 days PSO (59). A 2016 longitudinal study of travelers returning from the Caribbean region or Central or South America showed prolonged detection of ZIKV in WB samples, compared to plasma or serum samples, with median durations of ZIKV viremia of 22 days versus 10 days. Comparison of the last ZIKV-rRT-PCR-positive samples for those patients showed that viral loads were 2.7 to 3.9 log copies/ml in WB and 2.2 to 2.8 log copies/ml in plasma, suggesting that WB may be a more sensitive ZIKV source than other blood fractions (60). While WB appears to be the optimal specimen type for ZIKV rRT-PCR, challenges associated with its long-term storage and extraction have limited the ...
Impact of specimen source on detection of ZIKV RNA.The specimen types most frequently cited for ZIKV RNA detection have been plasma or serum, with viral titers of 5.0 × 100 to 3.7 × 106 copies/ml (mean of 9.9 × 104 copies/ml) being determined with the CDC Trioplex ZIKV rRT-PCR for serum samples collected within the first 7 days PSO (59). A 2016 longitudinal study of travelers returning from the Caribbean region or Central or South America showed prolonged detection of ZIKV in WB samples, compared to plasma or serum samples, with median durations of ZIKV viremia of 22 days versus 10 days. Comparison of the last ZIKV-rRT-PCR-positive samples for those patients showed that viral loads were 2.7 to 3.9 log copies/ml in WB and 2.2 to 2.8 log copies/ml in plasma, suggesting that WB may be a more sensitive ZIKV source than other blood fractions (60). While WB appears to be the optimal specimen type for ZIKV rRT-PCR, challenges associated with its long-term storage and extraction have limited the ...
The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners. Considered the third border of the United States, the Caribbean is a vital part of our efforts to counter organized crime and illicit trafficking, support democracy throughout the Western hemisphere, strengthen energy security, and create jobs through increased trade and investment. A secure and stable Caribbean contributes to a safer and more prosperous United States by securing the U.S. border, protecting U.S. citizens abroad, and increasing opportunities for U.S. exports. The United States will continue to work with the Caribbean region to support commitments in the multi-year strategy; encourage private sector-led growth and job creation; reduce energy costs through diversification, regulatory reform, ...
Recent research has shown that there has been an increase in cases of diabetes in the over sixty-five age group. The importance of recognising and understanding the signs of diabetes and prediabetes and how to care for an elderly adult if diagnosed with the disease cannot be over emphasised.
Caribbean Integration Law offers an in depth legal analysis of the two main regional organizations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organisation of Eastern ... More. Caribbean Integration Law offers an in depth legal analysis of the two main regional organizations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). It examines the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC), the Revised Treaty of Basseterre (RTB) and their respective trade regimes, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the OECS Economic Union. It subjects both treaties to sustained, holistic and comparative legal analysis, including analysis of related developments in international institutional law, EU law, and WTO law. Commencing with a review of the historical and economic foundations of Caribbean regional integration, the book fleshes out the potential scope of the legal systems created by the RTC, the RTB, and related treaties. It explores the ...
Corals with high levels of total lipids are known to have increased resilience potential to bleaching, and lipid class management may shed further light on why some species are more resilient to, or...
A new syndrome in sea fans Gorgonia ventalina consisting of multifocal purple spots (MFPS) has been observed in the Caribbean Sea. Surveys of MFPS on sea fans were conducted from 2006 to 2010 at a shallow and deep site in La Parguera, Puerto Rico (PR
The novel bromotriterpene polyethers aplysqualenol A (1) and B (2) have been isolated from the Caribbean sea slug Aplysia dactylomela, collected in Puerto Rico, and their structures and relative configurational assignments established from spectroscopic data aided by quantum mechanical calculations of NMR chemical shifts. Although both these compounds may be conceived as polyoxacyclic derivatives of the C30 squalene skeleton, it is notable that 1 and 2 each possess an unprecedented C15-to-C24 flexible chain of (14S*) spatial disposition that contains a unique ether bridge between C16 and C19. Biological activity screening tests revealed that, although aplysqualenol A (1) does not have significant antiinfective properties, it possesses potent antitumoral and antiviral activities. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009) ...
World, Europe - Mediterranean, USA - Caribbean Sea Temperature (Temperatura Apei Marii in lume, Europa - Mediterana USA - Caraibe)
The problem racially with Hispanics is that they arent a race. One of the interesting factoids about Vicente Fox was that he was the first Hispanic looking President of Mexico is quite some time. The rest of them could just as easily come straight off the streets of Madrid. Ditto for most of their TV stars. Most of the Hispanics I see on a daily basis have a large percentage of (American) Indian blood - which is to say Oriental by race. Mostly you can tell them apart from our native Indians, who are most typically Navajo and related tribes, coming out of a much later migration. As I understand it, it is more a class thing - the ruling aristocracy is still fairly European throughput much of Latin America, and has been for 500 years now. And those on the bottom are almost entirely American Indian, with everyone else somewhere between. But then, different places of origin have different racial and ethnic histories, with a fair amount of Black blood in some of the Caribbean countries. Etc. By ...
But there also appear to be both genetic and environmental influences. The African diaspora offers insight revealing a progression of obesity rates and cardiovascular risk as migration progressed. Women of African ancestry living in rural Africa have relatively low rates of obesity and CV risk. Populations of women of African ancestry living in African urban areas have higher rates of obesity and CV risk. Women with essentially the same genetic background living further west in Caribbean countries have even higher rates. And women of African ancestry living in the United States have much higher rates of obesity and CV risk.8 Obesity rates among these African-American women, especially in the south, have risen dramatically in the last few years.. These data suggest a potential underlying racial/gender difference in a tendency to obesity that is only expressed in an environment that fosters lower physical activity and a higher intake of calorie-dense foods. The environmental influences likely ...
EU-LAC Health Conference: Proceeding to the next step of health research cooperation between the European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Countries (Brussels, June 2015) ...
By Olaf StorbeckLONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Sundays election will turn Germany into Jamaica. A coalition resembling the colours of the Caribbean countrys flag - black for Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives, yellow for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), plus the Greens - is the only viable option for a majority in the German parliament. Europes largest economy is facing a period of weak and unstable government.Though Merkel will return for a fourth term, her Christian Democratic Union and its current coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), suffered their worst electoral result in postwar history. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) more than doubled its share of the vote compared with 2013 and is now the countrys third-largest party. The SPD will lick its wounds in opposition. So Merkel will need to team up with smaller parties.The FDPs return to parliament means that a group with semi-eurosceptic views is likely to be a core pillar of the next government. Party
We now turn from a more abstract discussion of legal and faith-based principles to practical application of criteria for capacity to marry.. If an assessment were requested, the clinician could rely on criteria articulated in the literature, with appropriate, culturally competent interpretation for the Caribbean. To develop a framework for culturally based assessment, a clinical example may be useful. Relevant case studies in the English-speaking Caribbean are scant. However, for this discussion, we derive an example compiled from our collective clinical experience in the Caribbean context.. A clinician was called to consult about a patient after a suicide attempt by ingestion of Gramoxone (an organophosphate used as herbicide). Gramoxone ingestion is one of the most common means of attempted and completed suicide in some Caribbean countries10 and, unfortunately, it is extremely lethal.11 The patient was in acute distress and vomiting profusely; there was objective evidence of autonomic ...
Now Aristide, the most popular president the Caribbean country had in more than a centuries, is forbidden to go back by invaders lead by USA, France and Brazil, yet they allow the penultimate dictator to return ...
MDS for various taxa between the different Caribbean countries or subregions.SCar: Southern Caribbean (red), SWCar: Southwestern Caribbean (blue), ECar: Eastern
Modelling finds PrEP has the potential to avert between 3 and 8% of HIV infections in 13 African and Caribbean countries by 2030 if three key populations can access it. ...
Modelling finds PrEP has the potential to avert between 3 and 8% of HIV infections in 13 African and Caribbean countries by 2030 if three key populations can access it. ...
During the month of October 2014, Brother Alois and four other brothers spent several weeks visiting four Caribbean countries. Many young people (...)
Major corporate funding for African American Lives 2 and its outreach initiatives is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. Additional corporate funding is provided by Buick ...
Known as The Great Killer and The White Plague, few diseases influenced American life as much as tuberculosis. Sufferers migrated to mountain or desert climates believed to ameliorate symptoms. Architects designed homes with sleeping porches and verandas so sufferers could spend time in the open air. The disease even developed its own consumer culture complete with invalid beds, spittoons, sputum collection devices, and disinfectants. The preventorium, an institution designed to protect children from the ravages of the disease, emerged in this era of Progressive ideals in public health. ...
Chris Ware (Hi-Fructose Vol. 3) tells tales from his youth and talks about his work with Ira Glass on NPRs This American Life.. ...
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The Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE) was a cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular health in UK schoolchildren of white European, black African-Caribbean and South Asian origin aged 9-10 years carried out in a sample of 200 primary schools in London, Birmingham and Leicester; full details of the study have been reported elsewhere.8-10 Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the relevant multicentre ethics committee. A single survey team carried out all measurements between October 2004 and February 2007. Childrens ethnic origin was based on the ethnicity of both parents or (where not available) the parentally defined ethnicity of the child; in a small proportion of children where this was not available (1%), child information on the place of birth of parents and grandparents was used to define ethnicity. Ethnic group was classified as white European, which includes those of white European including white British ethnicity; black African-Caribbean, which includes ...
The concerted attack on Boris Johnson by key figures within Londons African and Caribbean communities continues with strong words from the New Nation newspaper. It lists the quotations below and then, in a double page spread on pages two and...
ABSTRACT]. In response to the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued the 2007 Port-of-Spain Declaration, Uniting to Stop the ...
The Caribbean Public Health Agency was legally established in July 2011 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and began operation in January 2013.
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age - becoming around the age of forty (above twenty five for men and women of south Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or black African origin, even if you had been born in the united kingdom) genetics - having a close relative With all the ailment, like a parent, brother or sister body weight - staying overweight or obese Folks of south Asian and African-Caribbean origin also have an elevated hazard of building troubles of diabetes, like cardiovascular disease, in a younger age than the rest of the population ...
Since August 23rd of this year I have interacted daily with our American Health Care system and often done so to the exclusion of virtually all other business. It is not undercover reporting, and it is not an expert study of the field, but since that day, when my father slid, seemingly benignly, out of his bed and onto the floor of his home, I have experienced with growing amazement and with multiplying anger, the true state of our hospitals, our doctors offices, our insurance businesses, our pharmacies.. My fathers story as a patient and mine as a secondary participant and a primary witness has been eye-opening and jaw-dropping. And we are among the utterly lucky ones, a fact that, by itself, is terrifying and infuriating.. And thus tonight, for all those who we have met along the way, those with whom we have shared the last two months inside the belly of the beast, and for everyone in this country who will be here and right soon tonight, Countdown will be devoted entirely to a Special ...
Study Number: SA-010-002-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1978. Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society. Bibliographic Citation: Quality of American life, 1978. [machine-readable data file] / Campbell, Angus [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].. Originating Archive Number: 7762. Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus. Documentation: 2 vol. hard copy codebooks.. Abstract: This study is a continuation of the Quality of American Life, 1971, dataset . A national sample was drawn which included many respondents from the 1971 survey. The scope and content of the 1978 study is basically the same as in 1971. Respondents were asked questions about housing, city and neighborhood, nation, friends, family and marriage, education, health, employment, leisure activities, and financial status. In addition to broad questions about satisfaction with each of these areas, there are also questions about life (in general) ...
There is no longer any doubt about the business Planned Parenthood has engaged in with StemExpress and possibly others in using baby body parts for clinical research and experimentation. The published quotations that the Center for Medical Progress has posted, excerpted from the latest video featuring StemExpress employees discussing the brain tissue of preborn babies, ought to give any right-thinking person the chills. But then again, it is obvious that the folks involved in the sale and acquisition of baby body parts are not right-thinking. Otherwise such transactions would not exist.. Lets look at an example.. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has argued that those who produced the video series attempted to entrap doctors, and says their efforts have not succeeded. In fact, she tells us: Women in a very few places are allowed to donate fetal tissue for lifesaving medical research, research that is developing cures for Parkinsons and for Alzheimers, ...
Rützler, Klaus. 2009. Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems: Thirty-Five Years of Smithsonian Marine Science in Belize. in Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium, edited by Lang, Michael A., Macintyre, Ian G., and Rützler, Klaus., Washington D.C. ed. 43-71. Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences (no. 38). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press ...
Coral reefs are expected to be severely impacted by rising seawater temperatures associated with climate change. This study used cDNA microarrays to investigate transcriptional effects of thermal stress in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata. Embryos were exposed to 27.5°C, 29.0°C, and 31.5°C directly after fertilization. Differences in gene expression were measured after 12 and 48 hours.Results: Analysis of differentially expressed genes indicated that increased temperatures may lead to oxidative stress, apoptosis, and a structural reconfiguration of the cytoskeletal network. Metabolic processes were downregulated, and the action of histones and zinc finger-containing proteins may have played a role in the long-term regulation upon heat stress.Conclusions: Embryos responded differently depending on exposure time and temperature level. Embryos showed expression of stress-related genes already at a temperature of 29.0°C, but seemed to be able to counteract the initial response over ...
At a recent Caribbean Tourism Organization event in the Bahamas, SOTIC reviewed and explored the opportunities that would become available with the adoption of the One Caribbean concept. | eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online | Breaking Travel News
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The architectural complexity of coral reefs has declined drastically over the last 40 years throughout the Caribbean. Structurally complex reefs with a rugosity of greater than 2 have been virtually lost from the entire region. Today, the flattest reefs (rugosity less than 1.5) comprise approximately 75 per cent of the total compared with approximately 20 per cent in the 1970s, with most of the increase in the proportion of flattest reefs occurring in the 2000s. The high proportion of complex reefs in the 1960s and 1970s is unlikely to result from researchers tending to visit just the most pristine reefs at this time, because less architecturally-complex categories were also well represented during this period. The loss of architectural complexity is nonlinear and has occurred over three distinct phases that coincide closely with large-scale events that have affected Caribbean reef ecosystems. The rate of decline was steepest prior to 1985. The sample sizes are small and variance high during the ...
Underwater image of live coral Montastraea annularis. Note polyp tissue (green) around the mouth and base of the tentacles and zooxanthellae or symbio...
Montastraea faveolatais a reef-building Caribbean coral that is currently listed as endangered across its range. A better understanding of the population genetic structure, genetic diversity and...
FOSTER, N. L., PARIS, C. B., KOOL, J. T., BAUMS, I. B., STEVENS, J. R., SANCHEZ, J. A., BASTIDAS, C., AGUDELO, C., BUSH, P., DAY, O., FERRARI, R., GONZALEZ, P., GORE, S., GUPPY, R., McCARTNEY, M. A., McCOY, C., MENDES, J., SRINIVASAN, A., STEINER, S., VERMEIJ, M. J. A., WEIL, E. and MUMBY, P. J. (2012), Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecology, 21: 1143-1157. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05455.x ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013. With the exception of young men, most people in Latin America and the Caribbean are living much longer today than 40 years ago. The mortality rate has dropped by at least 80 percent for children 4 years old or younger and by more than 50 percent for women between the ages of 20 and 44. For men between the ages of 15 and 19, however, the mortality rate has increased by 1 percent, largely due to deaths from road injuries and rising violence.. These are some of the findings released by the World Bank Group and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in a new report, The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy. Latin America and Caribbean Regional Edition. The report also highlights the fact that the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) faces increasing threats from chronic disease, violence, and road traffic injuries. In the region, health loss from heart disease grew by 36 percent between 1990 and 2010, while interpersonal ...
R. M. Goll; Classification and phylogeny of Cenozoic Trissocyclidae (Radiolaria) in the Pacific and Caribbean basins, part II. Journal of Paleontology ; 43 (2): 322-339. doi: Download citation file:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Evolution and biogeography of the Zanclea-Scleractinia symbiosis. AU - Maggioni, Davide. AU - Arrigoni, Roberto. AU - Seveso, Davide. AU - Galli, Paolo. AU - Berumen, Michael L.. AU - Denis, Vianney. AU - Hoeksema, Bert W.. AU - Huang, Danwei. AU - Manca, Federica. AU - Pica, Daniela. AU - Puce, Stefania. AU - Reimer, James D.. AU - Montano, Simone. PY - 2020/10/12. Y1 - 2020/10/12. N2 - Scleractinian corals provide habitats for a broad variety of cryptofauna, which in turn may contribute to the overall functioning of coral symbiomes. Among these invertebrates, hydrozoans belonging to the genus Zanclea represent an increasingly known and ecologically important group of coral symbionts. In this study, we analysed 321 Zanclea colonies associated with 31 coral genera collected from 11 localities across the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean regions, and used a multi-disciplinary approach to shed light on the evolution and biogeography of the group. Overall, we found high genetic diversity ...
Diabetes, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, is a risk factor for increased mortality and morbidity. Its multi-functional complications, in the short and long term, are a serious problems for the global public health. Millions of patients, the world over, suffer Diabetes, a chronic and degenerative disease without treatments today. America, and particularly the Caribbean and Central America Region, is seriously affected despite the efforts of the Public Health Systems. Caribbean Region presented nearly twice the incidence and prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes when compared with the rest of the Americas. Today stem cells are emerging as a valid alternative of treatment. In vitro experiments with adult stem cells demonstrated their ability to migrate and differentiate into cells of different lineages. The bone marrow stem cells are safe, effective and have a lot of scientific evidence that supports the carrying out of clinical research in phases II and III. Our ...
In the third week of this month, the CBCS will support several activities within the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), since entrepreneurship education is a part of financial education. During this week, primary school students who participated in the Nos Komunidat project, will receive a certificate of participation. Furthermore, there will be a motivational speech, delivered by Mrs. Swati Mandela, the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela.. The fourth week of the Financial Education Month will feature a debate night for secondary and tertiary-school students, who will be debating about 1) the economy 2) entrepreneurship, and 3) financial education. In addition, CBCS in collaboration with the University of Curaçao (UoC), will organize a webinar on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. During this webinar, three UoC-students will present their research results. They will have the opportunity to discuss these results with other students from the Caribbean region, Latin America and ...
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 in the USA and has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community.. WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.. The Asia Pacific Chapter (APC) is part of an international network of Professionals who contribute to the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world.. Four or more APC directors are elected for a two year term. Directors are asked to serve on one or more committees within the WAS - APC.. The current WAS APC Board is as follows: President: Dr Farshad Shishehchian (Singapore), President Elect: Dr Endhay Kontara (Indonesia), Immediate Past President: Mr Roy Palmer (Australia), Directors: Dr Jennifer Cobcroft (Australia), Dr Brett Glencross (Australia), Mr Allen Ming-Hsun Wu (Taiwan), Dr S. Felix (India), Student Director: Ms May Myat Noe Lwin (Myanmar).. Mr Allen Wu ...
Food policies which do not address the root causes of world hunger would be bound to fail, she [the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof Hilal Elver] told a packed audience in Amsterdam. One billion people globally are hungry, she declared, before calling on governments to support a transition to agricultural democracy which would empower rural small farmers. The 2009 global food crisis signaled the need for a turning point in the global food system, she said at the event hosted by the Transnational Institute (TNI), a leading international think tank. In the Caribbean region we are going to be affected by climate change, as we all realize, or should realize, climate change has already started affecting most countries. In the Caribbean the IPCC states By mid-century, climate change is expected to reduce water resources in many small islands, e.g. in the Caribbean and Pacific, to the point where they become insufficient to meet demand during low-rainfall ...
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the number one risk factor for illness and premature death from cardiovascular disease, and one of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean region. While high blood pressure does not cause symptoms in most cases, it can affect your important organs like your heart and kidneys and puts a person at high risk for serious long-term health problems and death, if left uncontrolled.. This disease can cause serious health problems such as heart failure, stroke and kidney damage. Although blood pressure usually rises with age, hypertension disease is preventable and treatable. This disease may go undetected, so getting your blood pressure checked frequently is very important, so that timely treatment including lifestyle changes and/or medication can be started to reduce progress to complications remarked Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in observance of World Hypertension Day ...
Background Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) is a major source of concern in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a small archipelago of islands in the Caribbean region. Since transmission is predominantly through sexual contact, it is important to understand the dynamics of sexual relationships in this country, including the likelihood of HIV seropositivity disclosure. Knowledge about ones partners seropositivity can guide both the sexual behaviour and HIV testing decision-making processes. The objective of the study was thus to examine factors associated with willingness to disclose HIV status in a general TCI sample, including self-reported discrimination towards HIV positive persons, which has rarely been examined in relation to disclosure. ...
Kiwanis International (/kɪˈwɑːnɪs/ ki-WAH-nis) is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas. Since 1987, the organization also accepts women as members. Membership in Kiwanis and its family of clubs is more than 600,000 members. Each year, Kiwanis clubs raise more than US$100 million and report more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.[4] Kiwanis International is a volunteer-led organization headed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 19 members: 15 trustees, four elected officers, and an executive director. The trustees serve three-year terms, with five trustees elected each year. As set out in the bylaws, nine trustees are elected from the United States and Pacific Canada Region, one trustee is elected from the Canada and Caribbean Region, two trustees are elected from the European Region, two trustees ...
The ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum is a yearly high-level meeting organized by the ISN at each World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). It brings together key decision-makers and stakeholders to address the burden of kidney diseases in a specific country or region and to share strategies for prevention and improved management of the disease at both the regional and global levels.. The first Global Kidney Policy Forum took place in April 2017. Stakeholders invested in addressing the growing burden of kidney diseases gathered to describe, discuss, and develop a set of 12 Recommendations to Global Kidney Health to guide future efforts to reduce the burden of kidney diseases worldwide.. Successive Global Kidney Policy Forums are committed to the continued adherence to and advancement of the 12 Recommendations.. The next Global Kidney Policy Forum will take place at WCN 2021 in Montreal and will focus on challenges and opportunities affecting kidney care in the North American and Caribbean region.. ...
Hypertension is a major health problem in the Caribbean Region. If health promotion programs are to be appropriate and effective, the clients knowledge and beliefs regarding this chronic health problem need to be identified. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level and beliefs about hypertension among female clients...
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to compare the demographic and clinical characteristics of clients leaving treatment prior to completion of the 29-day residential stay at a multicultural addiction treatment centre. The charts of 446 clients (62% from the United States of America, 29% from the Caribbean region, 9% European) were reviewed.
The prevalence of resistant HIV in Aruba has increased to alarming levels, compromising the WHO-recommended first-line regimen. As adequate surveillance as advocated by the WHO is limited, the Caribbean region could face an unidentified rise of NNRTI-resistant HIV. Open access publication, drug resistance levels very high, change regimen, de oliveira
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is an important pest of palm trees in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Southern Europe, and has been found recently in the Southern Caribbean region. R. cruentatus is a pest of ornamental palms in Florida. The larvae of these pests feed undetected inside the tree trunk, but they can be detected using acoustic technology, which enables pest managers to identify and treat infested trees. For reference information see Mankin et al. (2008) ...
The AMEP Sub-programme (Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution) concerns the assessment and management of environmental pollution and provides regional co-ordination for the implementation of the Protocol concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) and the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region (Oil Spills Protocol).
0000002962 00000 n 0000029147 00000 n Moth , South Africa Were happy to accept Purchase Orders. The toxicity of oleander renders it deer-resistant and its large size makes for a good windbreak - as such it is frequently planted as a hedge along property lines and in agricultural settings. While feeding, it is a very bold butterfly, taking a long time at each bunch of flowers. Many cultivars, like Hawaii or Turners Carnival, are multi-colored, with brilliant striped corollas. They are often, but not always, sweet-scented. Clemson University: Oleander Facts. A native of the Caribbean region, oleander plant caterpillars are an enemy of oleanders in the coastal areas of Florida and other southeastern states. The gastrointestinal effects can consist of nausea and vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea that may contain blood, and especially in horses, colic. 0000022244 00000 n One died before forming a chrysalis, but the other five reached maturity. [34] The solid whites, reds and ...
https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1242&pictureid=9641]TEGUCIGALPA - Police seized 460 kilos of cocaine after a shootout with drug traffickers in the Caribbean region...
In the context of current concerns about health inequalities among minority ethnic groups in the UK, this paper addresses perceptions of mental health services among members of an African-Caribbean community in a South England town. Efforts to reduce health inequalities must take account of the views of local community members on the sources of those inequalities and on local health services. The statistical existence of inequalities in diagnosis and treatment of African-Caribbeans in the UK is well-established, supported by sociological explanations of these inequalities which centre on social exclusion in a variety of forms: institutional, cultural and socio-economic. However, detailed studies of the perspectives of local communities on mental health issues and services have received less attention. In this case study of community perceptions of mental health services, we find that social exclusion comprises an explanatory framework which is repeatedly invoked by community members in ...
Caribbean Sea: Caribbean Sea, suboceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean, lying between latitudes 9° and 22° N and longitudes 89° and 60° W. It is approximately 1,063,000 square miles
This coral does best in an established tank. It prefers a high water current and a high light level (400 to 600PAR), so does best in the middle to upper regions of the tank depending on the lighting. Needs stable water parameters to thrive, and adequate calcium to grow ...
The rustic, tropical idyll of Las Galeras in the Dominican Republic offers pristine, private beaches and an easy, safe spot to unwind Like many people, when I think of the Dominican Republic, I think of the Caribbean countrys string of all-inclusive resorts, gated communities offering First World amenities and a buffer from the developing countrys issues; safe, but short on culture and individual experience. [...] when a friend raved about a sleepy seaside village called Las Galeras she had visited at the northeast tip of the republics Samana Peninsula, it sounded like the off-the-grid getaway I was looking for: an exotic, unpretentious, comfortably safe outpost that had yet to be discovered, with great beaches, friendly locals, acceptable accommodation, a few good restaurants, peace and quiet. Set in a lush tropical garden, our two-level unit has a loft bedroom with a main-floor living room and kitchen with louvered windows opening onto a patio surrounded by hibiscus. Las Galeras is a no
In this population based study, with a wide range of blood glucose concentrations, we show that people with diabetes have abnormalities of the left ventricle compared with their normoglycaemic counterparts, and that this applies equally to both Europeans and African Caribbeans. These differences are particularly pronounced for measures of wall thickness and the composite measure of left ventricular mass index. We further show that the differences are present even at the impaired glucose tolerance stage, where drug treatment is unlikely to have altered the echocardiographic indices.. Several other studies have shown an increase in interventricular septal thickness with glucose intolerance or diabetes in women only6 22 23 or in both sexes combined.24One showed no association25 and one showed a difference only between controls and patients with diabetic complications.26 LVEDD is not usually raised in the glucose intolerant state,23-25 27 28 but some investigators have found an increase6 or a ...
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The estimated production of swine meat in selected Latin American & Caribbean countries in 2021 predicts Brazil as the leader in the ranking.
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Although representation for the White British is of course very good, the numbers for immigrants are understandably far smaller. Indian and Pakistani are over 3000, Black African at 2,197 students are more numerous than Black Caribbean at 1,978 which seems to indicate that the last decade of African migration has surpassed that of West Indians over 60 years. The 2011 UK Census recorded 1,904,684 residents who identified as Black/African/Caribbean/Black British, accounting for 3 per cent of the total UK population.[1] This was the first UK census where the number of self-reported Black African residents exceeded that of Black Caribbeans. It would be good to know which Africans are in the Black African category, and particularly what proportion is sub-Saharan. I do not see how these figures could be considered representative of their countries of origin without further comparison with good local samples. However, the figures are informative. Sub-Sarahan African intelligence test results have ...
Photo Credit: Jamie Awe. In comparison to many of its neighbors in Central America and the Caribbean, Belize has pursued a very effective and comprehensive policy of conservation in order to capitalize on the growing segment of eco-tourism. However, given the stresses of economic development, Belize is facing a difficult balancing act when it comes to determining the limits of environmental and cultural conservation.. Like most Caribbean countries, Belize is burdened with extremely high-energy costs-yet it was expected that this would change when Belize discovered deposits of oil in 2005. This recent discovery of oil has sparked a debate about the future of Belizes economic development. Earlier this year, the Belizean court stopped government plans to begin contract offshore oil deposits to inexperienced companies in the Meso American Reef-the worlds second largest barrier reef and a World Heritage Site. Due to the devastation brought by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the ...
As rescue operations continue after last weeks devastating earthquake in Haiti, simultaneous efforts are needed to support agriculture in the poor Caribbean country as the spring planting season approaches, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today.
The Netherlands has been known internationally, since at least the 1970s, as a tax haven. A political debate about this issue started in 1977, when economist and social-democratic MP Flip de Kam published a book about corporations transferring large sums to Caribbean countries without paying Dutch corporate tax. Minister Van der Stee admitted that the country was internationally known as a tax haven, but refused to act, arguing that the problem could not be solved on a national level alone.[1] The debate raged for years; in 1986, Representative Willem Vermeend estimated that the countrys tax service missed some ƒ4 billion per year due to companies such as The Rolling Stones holding bvs using the Caribbean route.[1] Dutch tax laws have brought the country into conflict with the European Union several times, starting with strong criticism in the 1999 Primarolo Report. The Dutch government responded by having a group of high-ranking fiscal experts (known with the Ministry of Finance as the ...
The Caribbean is the one of the most tourism dependent regions in the world, thus travel related diseases like Zika have the huge potential to negatively affect the economies and tourism destination reputation of Caribbean countries. In fact, according to our partners, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism association (CHTA), there are already reports of travel cancellations in the Caribbean due Zika.. While Tourism related travel is the Caribbeans major economic earner, it also contributes to disease spread. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) indicated a record 26.3 million stay over tourists and 24.5M cruise ship arrivals in 2014, a 5.3 percent rise over 2013, and this trend continued in 2015. These visitors spent US$29.2 billion, another record for Caribbean tourism. The US continues to be the regions primary market, with nearly 13 million Americans, just under half of the total arrivals to the region.. However, high and increasing levels of visitor ...
View this essay on Afro-Caribbeans What Works Best Adherence Intervention for. Recent improvements on prescription medications are beneficial only if patients...
Afro-Caribbean sprinters often reach high performance levels at an early age. Adolescence is a time ofmorphological and physiological changes. This study was designed to analyze the evolution in parameters of shortsprint performance during adolescence in Afro-Caribbean boys, especially the stride number/body height ratio (SN/BH),which is at the interface of technical and morphological factors. Seventy-one 13-year-old boys performed vertical jumpsand short sprint races. The races were filmed with a view to determine stride variables. Anthropometric parameterswere also measured. The same tests were performed two years later. Body height and SN/BH were the main predictorsof sprint performance. The delta of performance was principally explained by stride length and stride number. Althoughdeterioration in technical parameters was expected, the parameters related to body size and stride length were the mainsprint performance predictors rather than explosive force. These results could be useful in ...
Dr Charlotte Eve Davies of Swansea University, lead researcher on the project, said:. What influences the spread of a virus? Our question was whether habitat or food species play a role, in relation to Caribbean spiny lobsters. Our studies showed that the overall habitat - physical surroundings and other species - can significantly influence the prevalence of this virus depending on the location and ecosystem. Our findings can help safeguard this important food resource for Caribbean communities. They also increase our understanding of this virus and give us a better picture of the wider ecosystem in this fragile environment.. ###. Notes to editors: The Puerto Morelos study is published in Plos One. Swansea University is a world-class, research-led, dual campus university offering a first-class student experience and has one of the best employability rates of graduates in the UK. The University has the highest possible rating for teaching - the Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework ...
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p. 3. "International > Regions > Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Religious Adherents". thearda.com. thearda.com. 2010. ... Arbell, Mordehay (2002). The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean: The Spanish-Portuguese Jewish Settlements in the Caribbean and the ... The University of the Southern Caribbean (formerly Caribbean Union College) is a Seventh-day Adventist educational facility ... "Home". University of the Southern Caribbean. University of the Southern Caribbean. Retrieved 13 July 2017. International ...
p. 3. "International > Regions > Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Religious Adherents". thearda.com. thearda.com. 2010. ... Dudley Blakeley visited on their way out from New York city and back during a tour of the Caribbean in 1936-37 with their visit ... The sixth of the tablets was the first to mention Latin American regions and was written on April 8, 1916, but was delayed in ... Wilfred Barton traveled the region and made contact with Trinidadians circa 1939. Anecdotes of a Trinidadian in Canada report a ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) "International > Regions > Caribbean > ... Kassav was the first band in the Caribbean to apply the MIDI technology to their music. In the 1980s they took Caribbean music ... The majority of native Caribbean people on other Caribbean islands were killed by European colonists. The local Dominican ... on Martinique was a major port for French battleships in the region from which the French were able to explore the region. In ...
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"DEA CARIBBEAN REGION". dea.gov. DEA. "FBI arrests 4 Puerto Rican police for corruption". EFE World News Service. December 19, ... Moreover, as the region evolved after the end of the Cold War, issues such as illegal migration and drug trafficking extended ... 2000). The political economy of drugs in the Caribbean. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 162-179. ISBN 9780230288966. "Investigation of ... finds itself between a highly developed country-the continental United States-and various developing nations in the Caribbean, ...
The Grenada Basin is an 11-15 km thick back-arc sedimentary basin located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean Sea. It ... Pindell, James L.; Barrett, Stephen F. (1990). The Caribbean Region. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Geological Society of America. ... The morphology of the basin floor is divided into 2 regions, the northern and southern. The northern regions is described as " ... with the North American plate and South American plate subducting beneath the Caribbean plate. The Caribbean plate is currently ...
1990). The Caribbean Region. Decade of North American Geology, Volume H (2nd ed.). Boulder: Geological Society of America. ISBN ... The regions that are not geographically North American but reside on the North American Plate include parts of Siberia (see the ... The Colorado Plateau is a stable region dating back at least 600 million years. As a relative lowland, it had been a site of ... 1988). "Chapter 26: Region 23, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain". In Back, William; Rosenshein, Joseph; Seaber, Paul (eds.). The ...
Teams from Caribbean region. Teams from Antioquia and Risaralda. Teams from the northeastern part of Colombia. Teams from ... Teams from Pacific Region of Colombia. Teams from Central-Western part of the country . Phase II began on August 27 and ended ... The groups will be comprised by teams from the same regions, six teams per group. The top-two teams from each group will ...
Caribbean Region: The region of the Colombian Caribbean coastal plains and mountainous groups which do not belong to the Andes ... Amazon Region: Comprises the part South of the eastern region of Colombia, flat low-lying region. It is the region of the ... Insular Region: comprises the areas outside the continental territories of Colombia in the Caribbean region as the islands of ... Orinoquía Region: North of the eastern region of Colombia that belongs to the Orinoco River watershed, flat low-lying region. ...
Louis, Allaire (2000). "Archaeology of the Caribbean Region". In Frank Salomon (ed.). South America. The Cambridge History of ... History of the Caribbean History of Cuban nationality History of Latin America List of colonial governors of Cuba List of Cuba ... Spain had set up a trade monopoly in the Caribbean, and their primary objective was to protect this, which they did by barring ... The Americans and Cubans began a siege of the city, which surrendered on 16 July after the defeat of the Spanish Caribbean ...
... the Caribbean lowlands coastal region; the Pacific lowlands coastal region, separated from the Caribbean lowlands by swamps at ... Caribbean) Isla Fuerte (Caribbean) Isla Barú (Caribbean) Isla Tortuguilla (Caribbean) Isla Tierra Bomba (Caribbean) The western ... groups among different regions of the country: the Costeño from the Caribbean coast; the Caucano in the Cauca region and the ... a region shared with Ecuador, Venezuela; the Pacific Ocean coastal region, shared with Panama and Ecuador; the Caribbean Sea ...
Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Retrieved 19 November 2012. [6] Henriette Lunde. Youth and Education in Haiti - ... Given the concern about European influence in the Caribbean prior to World War I it is not surprising that Occupation forces ... There is a large discrepancy between the West and other regions in Haiti. Tuition costs have increased significantly over the ... "Education and Society in Haiti 1804-1843." Caribbean Quarterly 2004: 14. JSTOR Journals. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. Clément J. History ...
... colonial period of the Caribbean region; Maya civilization; Natufian culture; the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey; Japan; DPRK ... and weak governments in West Africa may be seen as a consequence of the unnavigable rivers in the region. Sachs also questions ...
Bernard, Lennox (December 2009). "The role of women in building social capital in the region". Caribbean Quarterly. Taylor & ... Difference and Caribbean Feminism: The Challenge of AntiRacism" (PDF). Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. St Augustine, ... General History of the Caribbean: The Caribbean in the Twentieth Century. Paris, France: UNESCO Publishing. ISBN 978-92-3- ... Noted Caribbean researcher, Rhoda Reddock evaluated Lewis's philosophy, which linked anti-imperialism and feminism in her 1994 ...
It primarily comes from Colombia's Caribbean region. Vallenato literally means "born in the valley". The valley influencing ... this musical genre became known through the region including regions of Venezuela, and when a popular telenovela, "Escalona", ... It was used by the aborigines to imitate the song of the guacharaco, a bird from the region, to hunt and perform dancing rites ... Because they traveled from town to town and the region lacked rapid communications, these farmers served as bearers of news for ...
USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - Caribbean Region (1974). ... to its emptying into the Caribbean Sea in Barrio Playa in the ... The river is approximately one mile long and empties into the Caribbean Sea at 17°58'55"N, 66°38'16"W in the area of Los Meros ...
The anopheline mosquitoes of the Caribbean Region. The National Institute of Health Bulletin 179, 195 pp. Knight, K. L. and R. ...
Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network. Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). De Cicco, Gabby (13 March 2015 ... Crawford, Charmaine (2012). ""It's a Girl Thing" Problematizing Female Sexuality, Gender and Lesbophobia in Caribbean Culture ...
Other boarders came from the Caribbean region..Venezuela, Colombia, British and Dutch Guyanas, Barbados, Curacao, Martinique, ... It led to the creation of the Aqua Lads swimming team which became a competitive force in Trinidad and the Caribbean area. The ... Financial challenges began to appear in the 1970s as the caribbean area economy began to face serious inflation related issues ...
Although Transvaal were unable to proceed past the rounds of the Caribbean region in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup during the ... Caribbean) v. Maple Club - 2:0, 2:1 Second Round (Caribbean) v. Santos - 2:0, 3:1 Third Round (Caribbean) v. Racing CH - ... Caribbean) v. Red Star - Red Star Withdrew Second Round (Caribbean) v. Prakash - 0:0, 1:0 USA/Caribbean playoff v. Seattle ... Caribbean) v. Juventus - 5:0, 4:0 Second Round (Caribbean) v. UNDEBA - 5:1, 1:2 Third Round (Caribbean) v. Robinhood - 2:2, 1:0 ...
Moses Kairo, Bibi Ali, Oliver Cheesman, Karen Haysom and Sean Murphy (2003). "Invasive Species Threats in the Caribbean Region ... It has been introduced to the islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea, becoming naturalised in Puerto Rico. On ... found in the rainforests and savannahs of South and Central America and the Caribbean. It was first described by Aubl. in ...
Kiel S. & Hansen B. T. (2015). "Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region". PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140788. doi:10.1371/ ...
Showker, Kay (2006). Caribbean Ports Of Call Eastern And Southern Regions. Globe Pequot. p. 377. ISBN 978-0-7627-3885-4. ...
"Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region". PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140788. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140788. Clarke A. H ...
... is from the Caribbean region of Colombia. In Costa Rican cuisine, an enyucado is a fried cassava croquette generally ...
... as well as countries in the Caribbean region. "Alejandro Preinfalk is new CEO of Siemens in Mexico". El Financiero: In Alliance ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Siemens appoints new CEO for Siemens Mexico, Central America and Caribbean". Siemens. ...
"Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region". PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140788. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140788. Cantrainea ...
Comprises teams from the Caribbean and Atlantic regions. Updated to match(es) played on June 25, 2011. Source: [1] Rules for ... The tournament comprises a total of 36 teams, divided into six groups based on each separate region of Colombia. The group ... Comprises teams from the Paisa region. Source:[citation needed] Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) ... Comprises teams from the Pacific region. Source:[citation needed] Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) ...
This species is distributed throughout the Caribbean region. The maximum recorded shell length is 19.1 mm. Minimum recorded ...
The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean population are prostate cancer and breast cancer. ... The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean population are prostate cancer and breast cancer. ... of all cancer deaths occurred in the less developed regions of the world (2). In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second ... Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in countries in the Caribbean region; many of the leading causes of cancer deaths ...
SOTIC reviewed and explored the opportunities that would become available with the adoption of the One Caribbean concept. , ... At a recent Caribbean Tourism Organization event in the Bahamas, ... The Caribbean region: Relevancy?. At a recent Caribbean Tourism ... Few regions in the world have declined in relevancy so quickly as the Caribbean. Four hundred years ago the Caribbean Basin was ... Although crime statistics from many Caribbean region countries are high, the region has been able to play on its image of a ...
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Ending hunger and malnutrition a top priority for Caribbean region. FAO Director-General speaks at Caribbean Community ... Since 1990 the prevalence of undernourishment in the Caribbean fell from 27 to 20 percent, but even now more than 7.5 million ... Graziano da Silva noted how the island nations of the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to extreme natural events such as ... The second focuses on strengthening family farming, recognizing that in the Caribbean as in many other parts of the developing ...
Courses and News for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Jackson School of International Studies, UW. ... Regions*Latin America and the Caribbean. Explore Regions. Explore Regions. n. Africa. Arctic. Canada. China. East Asia. Europe ... Visit Latin America and Caribbean Studies for the latest information, news and events on Latin America and Caribbean Studies in ... For a more comprehensive list of Latin America and the Caribbean faculty across the University of Washington visit Latin ...
The Caribbean region is mostly lowland plains extending from the northern reaches of the Colombian Andes to the Caribbean Sea ... The Caribbean region contains 6 subregions which differ in certain natural aspects. The Guajira Peninsula is the most northerly ... The Caribbean savanna extends from the delta west toward the Sinú River. A small range of mountains called the Montes de María ... The main river is the Magdalena which is fully navigable in the region and a major path for the flow of shipments to and from ...
The Caribbean water resource region is one of 21 major geographic areas, or regions, in the first level of classification used ... The Caribbean region, which is listed with a 2-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) of 21, has an approximate size of 3,582 square ... other United States Caribbean outlying areas. Includes Caribbean land areas over which the United States has some degree of ... This region includes the drainage within: (a) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; (b) the Virgin Islands of the United States; and ...
Back to the Region / Country OVERVIEW page. The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Caribbean Region. Personalized E- ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 19 00:56. 3.3. 21. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 17 13:34. 3.4. 11. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 16 11:52. 3.0. 169. MAP I Felt It INFO. ...
Back to the Region / Country OVERVIEW page. The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Caribbean Region. Personalized E- ... Virgin Islands Region. Jul 10 18:06. 3.0. 73. MAP USGS. Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Jul 10 18:06. 3.0. 73. MAP I Felt It ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 16 11:52. 3.0. 169. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Puerto Rico Region. Jul 16 00:07. 3.2. 48. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Haiti Region. Jul 15 21:35. 3.2. 23. MAP I Felt It INFO. ...
Between 2016 and 2017, mobile money in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region continued to grow steadily in terms of ... A spotlight on ecosystem transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean region. By Simon Andersson ... governments and organisations in the region could become increasingly important actors within the LAC regions diverse mobile ... In the region, ecosystem transactions are led by bulk disbursements, which on their own account for 33.4 per cent of all ...
Mammals, Fossil -- Caribbean Area -- Geographical distribution.. en_US. dc.title. Paleogeography of the Caribbean region : ... Paleogeography of the Caribbean region : implications for Cenozoic biogeography. Bulletin of the AMNH : no. 238. Login ... "This paper presents a series of detailed paleogeographical analyses of the Caribbean region, beginning with the opening of the ... Thereafter, Caribbean neotectonism resulted in the subdivision of existing land areas. The GAARlandia hypothesis has great ...
... despite the devastating effect of this disease in the Caribbean region in the 19th century. Cholera occurred in Cuba in 1833- ... We provide historical accounts of the presence and spread of cholera epidemics in Caribbean islands. ... and close quarters of barracks living contributed to spread of cholera in other Caribbean locations. ... The Caribbean region experienced cholera in 3 major waves, mostly overlapping the timeframes of Barua and Greenough (10) for ...
The UN says the rate of sexual violence against women outside of relationships in the region is the highest in the world, and ... Latin American and the Caribbean most violent regions in the world for women 23 November 2017 - 12:17 Agency Staff ... Panama City - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the UN said on Wednesday, ... Three of the 10 countries with the highest rates of rape of women and girls were in the Caribbean, it said. Femicide - the ...
In the remaining sections of this paper, we outline a research agenda for the Latin American and Caribbean region, focussing ... In spite of widespread armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and political violence in the Latin American and Caribbean region, ... outlining a research and action agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean region ... The regional overview: Latin America and the Caribbean. In spite of widespread armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and political ...
The Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) region is defined as the countries south of the Rio Grande along the U.S.-Mexico border and ... The Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) region shares common history, culture, and socioeconomic issues but, at the same time, it is ... Fostering a Collaborative Atmospheric Chemistry Research Community in the Latin America and Caribbean Region Marcos Andrade- ... A more cohesive and sustained community of atmospheric scientists is needed in the Latin America-Caribbean region to address ...
This agreement will 1. Support surveillance in the LAC region for vaccine-preventable diseases and strengthen routine ... surveillance systems it is also important to take into consideration the experience of the pre-existing networks in the region ... by increasing access to immunization services and promoting collaborations addressing the development of the LAC region ... cooperative agreement is to support the strengthening of national immunization programs and regional networks in the LAC region ...
STATEMENT BY IFSW LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGION ON THE OUTBREAK OF EBOLA DISEASE. Information Type: StatementTopic: ... Keywords: solidarity, EbolaRegion: Africa, Latin America & CaribbeanLanguage: English. Primary Sidebar. .widget#text-2 input, . ... The social workers of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean support the claim that international financial institutions ... The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) - Region of Latin America and the Caribbean - adheres to the Declaration ...
2009 Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Curr. Biol. 19, 590-595. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.041). ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity. Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip, Nicholas K. Dulvy ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity. Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip, Nicholas K. Dulvy ...
Improving Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response in the Latin American and Caribbean Region through the Field Epidemiology ... CDC is committed to working with ministries of health in the Latin American and Caribbean region on a number of health topics, ... CDC and partners will continue to build on past achievements so that citizens in the Latin American and Caribbean regions, and ... The conference allows FETP residents from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to formally present their work on the ...
This is a website created for the deposition of scientific-related administrative data of the Department of Environmental Science of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.. Web Developement and database design by Eda C. Meléndez-Colom, Luquillo LTER Information Manager. Contact her for questions about this website. ...
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 30, 57840-57843 [2019-23437] ... Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; ... Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic ... Justia Regulation Tracker Department Of Commerce National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the Caribbean, ... 191022-0068] RIN 0648-BJ31 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South ...
1 Comment to "UNDP report on Latin America and the Caribbean: Initiatives for a biodiversity super power region". * ... UNDP report on Latin America and the Caribbean: Initiatives for a biodiversity super power region. September 30, 2011 // By: ... The document, entitled "Latin America and the Caribbean: A biodiversity super power" recognizes the role of the region in ... A different and more sustainable use of biodiversity, the report says, will increase the regions income and will reduce the ...
... the overall performance of the agriculture sector in the Caribbean remains a cause for concern. Most countries in the region ... Regions All ACP Caribbean Central Africa Eastern Africa EU Global Pacific Southern Africa West Africa ... Executive Brief Update 2012: Caribbean: Agricultural trade policy debates and developments. Caribbean - EU agricultural trade ... Executive Brief Update 2012: Caribbean: Agricultural trade policy debates and developments. Caribbean - EU agricultural trade ...
... ... "The region has taken a significant step backwards in a fight that it was winning," Julio Berdegué, Regional Representative of ... In 2016, some 42.5 million people in the region did not have enough food for their daily caloric needs, a six per cent increase ... The rate increases with age, affecting a third of the adolescents and two thirds of the adults in the region, with women being ...
The data provide evidence for limited past gene flow between the Caribbean and the Pacific regions, as estimated by mtDNA ... The isolation by distance model best explained genetic differentiation among the Caribbean region localities: Los Achiotes, ... albimanus from the Caribbean coast approximately 21,994 years ago during the late Pleistocene. Overall moderate to low genetic ... sequences and four microsatellite loci of individuals collected in eight populations from the Caribbean and the Pacific regions ...
Caribbean Region. 2002.. Strategic Plan for Vision 2020: The Right to Sight. Caribbean Region. ... In Latin America and the Caribbean an estimated 42,000 babies with birth weight of less than 1,500 gm. require screening for R ... The prevalence of diabetes among adults in Latin America and the Caribbean varies among countries. It is estimated that ... Perform situation analysis of management of diabetic retinopathy in the Region as base for planning and advocacy. ...
Land-Based Sources Protocol for the Wider Caribbean Region. EPA led the negotiations for the Protocol Concerning Pollution from ... the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division provide expertise and coordination with countries of the Wider Caribbean Region ... including in the Gulf of Mexico and the wider Caribbean region.. Related Information:. *Learn more about EPAs Trash Free ... Exit incorporates the following general obligation to address land-based sources of pollution in the Wider Caribbean Region:. ...
In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of death with an estimated 87,430 cancer-related deaths reported in ... The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean region for both males and females can largely be reduced and prevented ... Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013. *Monitoring of Persons with Risk for Exposure to Ebola Virus ... Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013. CDC Media Relations. 404-639-3286 ...
Positive impacts in soil and water conservation in an Andean region of South America: Case scenarios from a US Agency for ... Description: The Andean region of South America faces many challenges to increasing agricultural productivity: shrinking farm ...
  • The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) - Region of Latin America and the Caribbean - adheres to the Declaration signed by Daniel Asiedu, President of IFSW - Africa Region - the serious situation that are suffering from the countries of Africa such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Guinea. (ifsw.org)
  • Multiple arenaviruses, hemorrhagic fevers, zoonotic and other vector-borne viruses or arboviruses have emerged as global public health problems and some of them now seen in regions such as Europe and North America, where people, even asymptomatic, from different countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, are carriers of the infection. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In contrast, an international comparative study of hypertension among West Africans in Africa and persons of West African descent in other contexts found a stepwise increase in hypertension as a person moved from rural to urban Africa, to the Caribbean, and then to the United States, with persons of African descent in the United States having hypertension levels that were twice as high as that of Blacks in Africa. (ostatic.com)
  • Militarily the countries were fighting over the Caribbean region as they searched for military bases that would enable them to reach South America and control key islands such as Cuba while the European merchants wanted control over real estate to access the then rare and profitable goods such as sugar and tobacco. (eturbonews.com)
  • As the above chart shows, Central America and South America host a number of countries with high mobile money adoption rates, along with Haiti in the Caribbean. (gsma.com)
  • Some 7.5 per cent of those under the age of five in South America, or 2.5 million children, suffer from overweight and obesity, as do six per cent of the children in Central America and 6.9 per cent of those in the Caribbean. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • Description: The Andean region of South America faces many challenges to increasing agricultural productivity: shrinking farm sizes, poor soils, erratic rainfall, and very high erosion rates. (crsps.net)
  • There is currently an outbreak of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. (dfa.ie)
  • Stretching from the Rio Grande to Cape Horn, the Caribbean & South America (CARSAM) Region has faced a unique series of challenges not least those posed by the volatility of the some of the region's economies. (ifalpa.org)
  • Since the first documented autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus in the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in 2013, the infection has been reported within the Caribbean region as well as North, Central and South America. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • The risk of autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus becoming established in Spain may be elevated due to the large numbers of travellers returning to Spain from countries affected by the 2013 epidemic in the Caribbean and South America, as well as the existence of the Aedes albopictus vector in certain parts of Spain. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • In it is to be found a systematic, comprehensive and authoritative discussion of the problems of malaria as they are encountered in North America and the Caribbean region. (ajtmh.org)
  • Medical journals and other sources do not show evidence that cholera occurred in Haiti before 2010, despite the devastating effect of this disease in the Caribbean region in the 19th century. (cdc.gov)
  • The uncertainty in newspapers and nongovernmental organizations over whether Haiti had experienced cholera during the 20th century, a period when there was no epidemic cholera in the Caribbean islands, reflects the historically uneven documentation of cholera epidemiology in different regions. (cdc.gov)
  • The Haiti Humanities Laboratory I co-direct with Laurent Dubois continues to generate collaborative projects with social and/or instrumental relevance, such as our "Haiti: History Embedded in Amber" artwork and catalog, and a forthcoming article and digital map on the history of Caribbean cholera in the CDC journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases. (duke.edu)
  • Statistically, September, followed by October, are the months you're most likely to encounter a major storm such as Hurricane Matthew, which caused devastation in parts of the region, including Haiti, in October 2016. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In Haiti, for example, over half of the crops were lost in 2015 due to drought, which pushed about 1 million people into food insecurity, while an additional 1 million people suffered food shortages throughout the region, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs. (phys.org)
  • Since 1990 the prevalence of undernourishment in the Caribbean fell from 27 to 20 percent, but even now more than 7.5 million people still suffer hunger while obesity is another challenge the region faces, he noted in a statement yesterday to agriculture ministers from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). (fao.org)
  • Efforts are under way to harmonise these measures in the context of the CARICOM common external tariff (CET) and moves towards the creation of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy. (cta.int)
  • ABSTRACT In response to the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean , the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued the 2007 Port-of- Spain Declaration, "Uniting to Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases " and declared the second Saturday in September to be " Caribbean Wellness Day" (CWD). (bvsalud.org)
  • Este informe examina la génesis, la puesta en marcha y la institucionalización del Día del Bienestar en el Caribe en CARICOM y otros lugares. (bvsalud.org)
  • The Synthesis of Operations Evaluations for the Latin America and Caribbean Region brings together the findings of seven operations evaluations, conducted from mid-2013 to mid-2017. (wfp.org)
  • Between 2016 and 2017, mobile money in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region continued to grow steadily in terms of registered and active customers, transaction volumes and transaction values. (gsma.com)
  • In 2017, ecosystem transactions accounted for 72 per cent of all mobile money transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of value. (gsma.com)
  • Entre 2016 y 2017, el dinero móvil en la región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe ha seguido con su crecimiento constante en términos de clientes registrados y activos, en volumen de transacciones y valor de transacciones. (gsma.com)
  • Entre 2014 y 2017, los proveedores de dinero móvil han creado aproximadamente 20 millones de nuevas cuentas, el doble de cuentas creadas por la industria bancaria tradicional en el mismo período. (gsma.com)
  • 12 October 2017 (United Nations) - The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, a United Nations-backed report shows. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • FAO's Director-General outlined to the assembled agriculture ministers the main aspects of the organization's three regional initiatives noting how they will provide important support to formal discussions and priority setting that will take place at the next FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. (fao.org)
  • Andrade-Flores, M., and Coauthors, 2016: Fostering a Collaborative Atmospheric Chemistry Research Community in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. (ametsoc.org)
  • In 2016, some 42.5 million people in the region did not have enough food for their daily caloric needs, a six per cent increase, or 2.4 million additional undernourished people. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • Comprehensive Report of the seminar on Disaster Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific region held in Bangkok, 19 and 20 January 2016. (upu.int)
  • Comprehensive Report of the seminar on Disaster Risk Management in the Caribbean region held in Barbados, 13 to 15 April 2016. (upu.int)
  • Dimitris A. Herrera et al, Exacerbation of the 2013-2016 Pan-Caribbean Drought by Anthropogenic Warming, Geophysical Research Letters (2018). (phys.org)
  • Summary Findings As Latin American and the Caribbean countries face rapid aging transitions, the economic contribution of older workers would need to be strengthened. (issuu.com)
  • The main river is the Magdalena which is fully navigable in the region and a major path for the flow of shipments to and from inland Colombia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anopheles albimanus is an important malaria vector in some areas throughout its distribution in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions of Colombia, covering three biogeographic zones of the neotropical region, Maracaibo, Magdalena and Chocó. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Analyses were based on mtDNA COI gene sequences and four microsatellite loci of individuals collected in eight populations from the Caribbean and the Pacific regions of Colombia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This knowledge could serve to evaluate and coordinate vector control strategies in these regions of Colombia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Anopheles albimanus is considered an important malaria vector in rural and periurban areas throughout its distribution in Colombia, along the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts and on San Andres Island [ 3 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • in Colombia is particularly remarkable because it includes coastal areas from three different biogeographic provinces, Maracaibo, Chocó and Magdalena in the neotropical Caribbean and Pacific regions of Colombia as described by Morrone [ 6 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Colombia has four main drainage systems: the Pacific drain, the Caribbean drain, the Orinoco Basin and the Amazon Basin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this work, we studied the concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 sources in an industrial and port urban area in the Caribbean region of Colombia. (cuc.edu.co)
  • Depending on the success of these payment schemes over the coming years, governments and organisations in the region could become increasingly important actors within the LAC region's diverse mobile money ecosystem. (gsma.com)
  • The addition of a new Caribbean FETP will further strengthen the region's ability to respond to health threats. (cdc.gov)
  • However, ensuring the safe supply of food in the Caribbean was a complex challenge given the vast differences in countries and the Region's heavy reliance on tourism and food importation. (carpha.org)
  • Dr Lisa Indar, Head of the Tourism and Health programme and Foodborne Diseases Lead at CARPHA, emphasised that unsafe food can lead to outbreaks of food-borne illness that can have serious health, economic, reputational implications for the region's tourism dependant economies and adversely affect the influx of visitors to the Region. (carpha.org)
  • An Indo-Pacific red lionfish swims in the Caribbean in this undated photograph. (csmonitor.com)
  • Following the confirmation of two cases of autochthonous chikungunya on the Caribbean island of St Martin, ECDC performed a rapid risk assessment. (europa.eu)
  • This risk assessment considers the outbreak of chikungunya on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in early December 2013 which expanded through the Caribbean during the first half of 2014. (europa.eu)
  • Italy is currently experiencing four clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the cities of Anzio, Latina and Rome in the Lazio region, and the city of Guardavalle Marina in the Calabria region. (europa.eu)
  • Just as an example, Zika and chikungunya emerged in new regions of the World, such as Latin America, where multiple new issues have raised the attention for the rest of the globe, including the concern as an international public health emergency related to microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome increase linked to Zika. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean region, December 2013 to March 2014, and the significance for Europe. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Hunger rates have declined in 21 of the 27 countries of the region in recent years, but the absolute number of people suffering from hunger increased, according to the report published by FAO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). (desdemonadespair.net)
  • The region faces a double burden of malnutrition," said PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • She highlighted that since 2003, CARPHA and PAHO have been working together to reduce foodborne diseases, and the workshop is part of continued efforts to ensure that the region is equipped to adequately prevent and combat FBDs and boost tourism sustainability. (carpha.org)
  • Inspired by CWD, PAHO initiated "Wellness Week in the Americas ," which includes CWD and promotes its tenets across the Region of the Americas . (bvsalud.org)
  • CDC calculated site- and sex-specific proportions of cancer deaths and age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) for 21 English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries, the United States, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands [USVI]), using the most recent 5 years of mortality data available from each jurisdiction during 2003-2013. (cdc.gov)
  • Using the same criteria, ASMR for USVI, Puerto Rico, and the United States were calculated to provide a more comprehensive picture of the region, using mortality data from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. (cdc.gov)
  • In assessing Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, Kiple proposed that 200,000 deaths from cholera in the Caribbean would not be unrealistic, although a total figure would have to be "considerably higher as a number of islands have not been included in this survey" ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
  • As European empires declined in the Americas (early 19th century), the geopolitical climate of the Caribbean changed. (eturbonews.com)
  • When France and Spain withdrew from the region, a vacuum was created and was filled by the US and by the late 19th century the US had snatched Cuba and Puerto Ricco from the Spanish and there has been no new competition from any European power since then. (eturbonews.com)
  • There is no published source that identifies all Caribbean islands affected by cholera epidemics in the 19th century. (cdc.gov)
  • In the field of 20th-century and 21st-century research, an article in 1985 by Kiple comes the closest to describing the effect of cholera across the 19th-century Caribbean. (cdc.gov)
  • Higman notes that basic public health measures were prompted by cholera epidemics in the British Caribbean in the 19th century but that they emerged from "a maze of environmental mystery" ( 7 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Both parties engaged in multiple civil wars resulting in a slow development of the country and the isolation of regions until the end of the 19th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the lead-up to the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings , the Latin America and Caribbean Region VPU of the World Bank is co-hosting and attending the Americas Conference . (worldbank.org)
  • The social workers of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean support the claim that international financial institutions to cancel the debt of these countries and we call to the World Health Organization and the United Nations to redouble efforts to curb this epidemic. (ifsw.org)
  • This is an updated assessment of the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic in affected countries, EU Overseas Countries and Territories, and Outermost Regions and in EU Member States within continental Europe. (europa.eu)
  • The Caribbean region contains 6 subregions which differ in certain natural aspects. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Caribbean region, which is listed with a 2-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) of 21, has an approximate size of 3,582 square miles (9,280 square kilometers), and consists of 3 subregions, which are listed with the 4-digit HUCs 2101 through 2103. (wikipedia.org)
  • 25 February 2015, Nassau - Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. (fao.org)
  • The second focuses on strengthening family farming, recognizing that in the Caribbean as in many other parts of the developing world, family farmers play a crucial role in increasing local availability of food thus reducing hunger and malnutrition. (fao.org)
  • It will be very difficult for the region to reach Sustainable Development Goal 2 on eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030" if this trend does not change, said Mr. Berdegué. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • Clustered populations, regular influx of new persons, and close quarters of barracks living contributed to spread of cholera in other Caribbean locations. (cdc.gov)
  • We provide historical accounts of the presence and spread of cholera epidemics in Caribbean islands. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to staff in Washington, DC, EPA staff in the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division provide expertise and coordination with countries of the Wider Caribbean Region. (epa.gov)
  • At a recent Caribbean Tourism Organization event in the Bahamas, SOTIC reviewed and explored the opportunities that would become available with the adoption of the One Caribbean concept. (eturbonews.com)
  • The economies of the Bahamas and The Caribbean region are faced with challenges that are decades (if not centuries) in the making. (eturbonews.com)
  • EPA also works with the United Nations Caribbean Environment Program based in Jamaica, focused on reducing land-based sources of marine pollution, including in the Gulf of Mexico and the wider Caribbean region. (epa.gov)
  • Predictmedix is pleased to announce the execution of a sales contract with Caribbean Digital Media Academy (CDMA), a services integrator company registered in Jamaica that commenced operations in 2015. (yahoo.com)
  • Four hundred years ago the Caribbean Basin was the center for competitive European powers. (eturbonews.com)
  • The Magdalena River basin extends from the Andes through the Magdalena River valley and into the Caribbean plains, where major tributaries integrate into the floodplain. (wikipedia.org)
  • This paper presents a series of detailed paleogeographical analyses of the Caribbean region, beginning with the opening of the Caribbean basin in the Middle Jurassic and running to the end of the Middle Miocene. (amnh.org)
  • While land mammals and other terrestrial vertebrates may have occupied landmasses in the Caribbean basin at any time, according to the interpretation presented here the existing Greater Antillean islands, as islands, are no older than Middle Eocene. (amnh.org)
  • In Caribbean and Florida restaurants, you can find the fish fried whole, sautéed, served up in traditional sauces, or even raw in sushi plates. (csmonitor.com)
  • Learn more about the work God is doing in the Dominican Republic and in the Latin America and the Caribbean region . (lcms.org)
  • This vulnerability is why every country needs a team of highly trained epidemiologists that can detect and rapidly respond to outbreaks and is why CDC is committed to working with countries to establish and support Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) all over the world including the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. (cdc.gov)
  • Recent rapid declines in hard coral cover have occurred across the Caribbean region, but the concomitant consequences for reef architecture have not been quantified on a large scale to date. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The temporal pattern of declining architecture coincides with key events in recent Caribbean ecological history: the loss of structurally complex Acropora corals, the mass mortality of the grazing urchin Diadema antillarum and the 1998 El Nino Southern Oscillation-induced worldwide coral bleaching event. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • In the Caribbean, declines in live coral cover began in the late 1970s, when substantial loss of the major reef-forming corals Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis occurred as a result of white-band disease ( Aronson & Precht 2001 ). (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • A potential consequence of the widespread reduction in Caribbean coral cover is a reversal of the historic net accretion of calcium carbonate, resulting in a decrease in calcification and erosion of the reef framework. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • While Orbicella annularis -a dominant reef-building coral in the Wider Caribbean-is known to be a flexible host in terms of the diversity of Symbiodinium types it can associate with, it is uncertain how this diversity varies across the Caribbean, and whether spatial variability in the symbiont community is related to either O. annularis genotype or environment. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Some species (about 50% of Caribbean species and 15% worldwide) are "brooders," meaning that eggs are held within the coral polyps, and only sperm is released with the hope of drifting over an egg-bearing individual. (nps.gov)
  • Other coral species (about 50% of Caribbean species and 85% worldwide) are "broadcast spawners" (Baird et al. (nps.gov)
  • A principal focus is on coral and temperate reefs, and recent projects include reef fish-habitat relationships (Caribbean), hydrothermal vent food webs (Southern Ocean), fisheries extinctions (Philippines), climate change effects on Arctic fishes (Barents Sea) and sustainability issues in fisheries (North Sea). (ncl.ac.uk)
  • The LAC region is unique because approximately 80% of its population lives in urban areas, resulting in high-density hotspots of urbanization and vast unpopulated rural areas. (ametsoc.org)
  • In recent years, most countries of the region have experienced rapid growth in population and industrialization as their economies emerge. (ametsoc.org)
  • populations as measured by MS loci which may be mainly influenced by semi-permeable natural barriers in each biogeographical region that lead to the genetic differences and effective population sizes detected. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Earlier this month, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, asked the region to consider Venezuelans a population in need of humanitarian protection that shouldn't be expelled and should be offered the right to work. (miamiherald.com)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Regional Plan of Action on Population and Development. (who.int)
  • No one is certain how lionfish arrived in the Atlantic and Caribbean, but scientists believe enough of the popular aquarium fish were dumped into the Atlantic to create a breeding population. (csmonitor.com)
  • Among the 21 countries † that submitted mortality data to the Caribbean Public Health Agency during 2003-2013, the proportions of all cancer deaths and ASMR by cancer site and sex were calculated for the most recent 5 years of available data for 21 English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries. (cdc.gov)
  • Multi-sectoral participants from health, and environment, representing both the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean territories developed plans to strengthen national integrated FBD surveillance programmes and food safety intervention. (carpha.org)
  • This MPI-IOM fact sheet offers a profile of refugees and migrants in 11 countries in the region, including their demographics, labor market participation, remittance sending, access to health care, trip details, and intention to return to Venezuela. (migrationpolicy.org)
  • Caribbean leaders welcome the engagement of President Donald Trump, who spent Friday meeting with leaders of five Caribbean nations that have supported his stance on Venezuela, including recognizing Juan Guaidó over Nicolás Maduro as president. (miamiherald.com)
  • For these reasons, in endemic and non-endemic regions is important to keep in mind and to know about the clinical and epidemiological aspects, as well diagnostic and therapeutic implications of these viral diseases in different contexts, even more in the context of globalization and migration, that now concern not only from middle-east to Europe, but also in Latin America from Venezuela to other countries in the region. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A Few Parts Of Countries Like Venezuela Are Also Included In The Region That Is Geographically Known As The Caribbean. (soup.io)
  • Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel , or the US National Hurricane Centre website . (dfa.ie)
  • Historically the countries in the region were commodity exporters but expanding and diversifying their economies has been difficult. (eturbonews.com)
  • Most countries in the region face growing agricultural trade deficits (the exceptions are Belize and Guyana). (cta.int)
  • Only a few decades ago, governments of the region joined forces to fight against acute malnutrition, chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • The Pan American Health Organization defines the Caribbean region as a group of 27 countries that vary in size, geography, resources, and surveillance systems. (cdc.gov)
  • The region has taken a significant step backwards in a fight that it was winning," Julio Berdegué, Regional Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ), said Thursday. (desdemonadespair.net)
  • While a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM and the European Community has been in place since 2008, several Caribbean states face challenges in its implementation in the light of progressive erosion of the value of traditional relationships with the EU, in both the trade and development assistance fields. (cta.int)
  • These obtained geochemical atmospheric results are important for the implementation of strategies for the continuous improvement of the air quality of the Caribbean region. (cuc.edu.co)
  • The implementation of the Caribbean Labour Market Information System (CLMIS) Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (2002-2005). (ilo.org)
  • The tremendous improvement in these five Caribbean laboratories shows that SLMTA coupled with mentorship is an effective, user-friendly, flexible and customisable approach to the implementation of laboratory QMS. (ajlmonline.org)
  • World class scientists working in Southeast Region Science Centers help our partners understand and manage complex issues including competition for limited water resources, coastal hazards, mineral and energy resource extraction, degraded ecosystems, vector-borne diseases, rapidly changing land use, and response to climate change. (usgs.gov)
  • Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, with data going back to 1950. (phys.org)
  • Scleractinian corals predominantly host Symbiodinium clade C, and also associate with clades A, D and (particularly in the Caribbean) B [ 7 ]. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Within the well-studied Caribbean, the coverage of hard corals on reef environments has declined from approximately 50% in the 1970s to approximately 10% today (Gardner et al. (nps.gov)
  • Graziano da Silva noted how the island nations of the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to extreme natural events such as hurricanes, how these are made more frequent, violent and unpredictable by climate change, and how they threaten agriculture, food security and sustainable development. (fao.org)
  • Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters . (phys.org)
  • The conference allows FETP residents from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to formally present their work on the prevention and control of diseases and other health threats, in addition to providing a forum for residents to establish and or strengthen relationships, learn from each other, and build networks. (cdc.gov)
  • The government of Brazil, in partnership with The Union, has launched an online observatory to protect and strengthen tobacco control policies by monitoring tobacco industry interference -- the first such government-run initiative in the region. (tobaccofreeunion.org)
  • Most metatherian paleodiversity studies to date are limited to particular subclades, time intervals, and/or regions, and few consider uneven sampling. (cambridge.org)
  • The document, entitled "Latin America and the Caribbean: A biodiversity super power" recognizes the role of the region in moving its practices towards sustainability. (environmentalgovernance.org)
  • Mobile bulk payments are becoming increasingly important for governments in the region, as a way to disburse welfare and social benefits directly to individuals. (gsma.com)
  • The Migration Portal is the first comprehensive website that tracks developments on immigration policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, presenting authoritative research, data, and analysis produced by MPI, governments, international organizations, researchers, and civil society. (migrationpolicy.org)
  • The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean provides technical support and advice to its constituents in the region - governments, national employers' organizations and umbrella trade unions, in areas ranging from training and skills development to job creation, cooperatives, productivity enhancement, labour market information, and enterprise and small business development. (ilo.org)
  • the revision of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) action plan on agriculture, completed in 2012. (cta.int)
  • In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on women persisted in the region despite severe laws aimed at curbing the phenomenon. (businesslive.co.za)
  • In the summer of 2015, when the Pan-Caribbean drought peaked, most of Hispaniola had severe drought conditions. (phys.org)
  • But the recent Pan-Caribbean drought in 2013-16 was unusually severe, placing 2 million people in danger of food insecurity . (phys.org)
  • Air pollution has become an important issue, especially in Caribbean urban areas, and, particulate matter (PM) emitted by different natural and anthropogenic sources causes environmental and health issues. (cuc.edu.co)
  • Speaking to the ministers, the FAO Director-General stressed how a vibrant agricultural sector helps to drive sustainable and inclusive development in the Caribbean. (fao.org)
  • This paper documents that human activity is already affecting the drought statistics of the region," said Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, and a fellow at Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. (phys.org)
  • La Gesti'on de los recursos h'idricos en América Latina y el Caribe. (who.int)
  • Acabo de realizar una podcast entrevista con Ximena Gutiérrez (coordinadora del sitio web del Banco Mundial en español www.bancomundial.org ) sobre cómo la crisis financiera mundial esta impactando a la "diaspora latina", a la demanda laboral de los trabajadores migrantes y a los flujos de remesas a América Latina. (worldbank.org)
  • The exodus of more than 1 million Venezuelans in recent years has rattled a region unprepared for the influx. (miamiherald.com)
  • Perform situation analysis of management of diabetic retinopathy in the Region as base for planning and advocacy. (paho.org)
  • We also screened 39 Afro-Caribbean diabetic subjects and identified one additional missense (L355P) and one more silent (S363S) mutation. (nih.gov)
  • In the region, ecosystem transactions are led by bulk disbursements, which on their own account for 33.4 per cent of all transaction value. (gsma.com)
  • This would benefit the mobile money ecosystem by providing a fixed source of revenue which allows for continued investment from providers and create a necessary network effect which see mobile money grow from strength to strength in the LAC region. (gsma.com)
  • Red lionfish have invaded the Caribbean and threaten to devastate the marine ecosystem in a region renowned for diving and snorkeling. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) The Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL). (carpha.org)
  • The Caribbean Public Health (CARPHA) Port of Spain laboratory was recentl. (carpha.org)
  • Past efforts to improve laboratory quality systems and to achieve accreditation for better patient care in the Caribbean Region have been slow. (ajlmonline.org)
  • To describe the impact of the Strengthening of Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) training programme and mentorship amongst five clinical laboratories in the Caribbean after 18 months. (ajlmonline.org)
  • The Caribbean region is mostly lowland plains extending from the northern reaches of the Colombian Andes to the Caribbean Sea that are characterized by a variety of ecosystems including: humid forests, dry forests, savannas, wetlands and desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • But that's exactly what marine biologists are telling people across the Caribbean , where red lionfish - an invader from the Pacific - threaten to devastate the marine ecosystems that make the region a renowned destination for SCUBA divers and snorkelers. (csmonitor.com)
  • The two natural populations of Costa Rica show differentiation neither between the Caribbean Coast and the Pacific Coast nor between wild and cultivated genotypes. (cirad.fr)
  • The seaward boundary of the region is the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone of each country. (epa.gov)
  • The Forum resulted in the adoption of a Tripartite Declaration and Plan of Action for Realizing the Decent Work Agenda in the Caribbean in which tripartite representatives resolved to formulate Decent Work Country Programmes to advance decent work priorities in national development agendas. (ilo.org)
  • in 2012, an estimated 65% of all cancer deaths occurred in the less developed regions of the world ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Few regions in the world have declined in relevancy so quickly as the Caribbean. (eturbonews.com)
  • Panama City - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the UN said on Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. (businesslive.co.za)
  • It's the most violent region in the world against women outside of conflict contexts," Eugenia Piza-Lopez, head of UNDP's gender mission in Latin America, told AFP. (businesslive.co.za)
  • The rate of sexual violence against women outside of relationships in the region is the highest in the world, and the second-highest for those who are, or were, in one, the report stated. (businesslive.co.za)
  • The hosting of the Tripartite Caribbean Employment Forum on 10-12 October 2006 to debate and demonstrate how the decent work approach can advance the development agenda in a globalizing world. (ilo.org)
  • Compare up to eight nations or eight regions of the world on all measures included in the National and Regional profiles. (thearda.com)
  • Examine the religious composition, religious freedoms, demographics and multiple social and political measures for 22 global regions and the world. (thearda.com)
  • from the Caribbean coast approximately 21,994 years ago during the late Pleistocene. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In particular, the Caribbean coast is drier and has higher temperatures, while the Pacific coast is one of the rainiest regions globally, with high relative humidity and precipitation levels exceeding 5,000 mm/year [ 5 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Opt for a DIY trip to Colombia's Caribbean coast, a river cruise through the Brazilian Amazon with Adventure Life, or take an awe-inspiring vacation to the Galapagos islands with a tour company like Intrepid Travel. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Thirdly, the elections demonstrated categorically that claims by the Yatama indigenous people's party that it is the sole representative of indigenous people on Nicaragua's Carribean Coast are completely false. (telesurtv.net)
  • The isolation by distance model best explained genetic differentiation among the Caribbean region localities: Los Achiotes, Santa Rosa de Lima and Moñitos, but it could not explain the genetic differentiation observed between Turbo (Magdalena providence), and the Pacific region localities (Nuquí, Buenaventura, Tumaco). (biomedcentral.com)
  • The flattening of Caribbean reefs was apparent by the early 1980s, followed by a period of stasis between 1985 and 1998 and then a resumption of the decline in complexity to the present. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • AGENCY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 30 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). (justia.com)
  • The two main airlines flying from the UK to the Caribbean islands are British Airways ( ba.com ) and Virgin Atlantic ( virgin-atlantic.com ). (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Global Findex recently released figures from its latest survey that corroborate the increasing relevance of mobile money in the region. (gsma.com)
  • Asimismo, el nivel de actividad (en 90 días) permanece considerablemente más grande en relación al promedio global de 36 porciento. (gsma.com)
  • El Global Findex recién publicó los números en su última encuesta que corroboran la creciente relevancia del dinero móvil en la región. (gsma.com)
  • The Caribbean region joins the global effort to ensure that no child is b. (carpha.org)
  • These discussions will likely steer the debate on two of the most important issues facing the region: the global financial crisis and renewed threats to democracy in the region as embodied in the Honduran crisis. (worldbank.org)
  • Paleogeography of the Caribbean region : implications for Cenozoic biogeography. (amnh.org)
  • The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean males were prostate (18.4% to 47.4%) and lung (5.6% to 24.4%) cancers. (cdc.gov)
  • The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean females for the majority of the countries were breast (14.0% to 29.7%) and cervical (4.5% to 18.2%) cancers. (cdc.gov)
  • The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean region for both males and females can largely be reduced and prevented through many strategies, including primary prevention, early detection, management, and treatment of patients with cancer. (cdc.gov)
  • In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of mortality, with an estimated 87,430 cancer-related deaths reported in 2012 ( 3 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Several of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through primary and secondary preventions, including prevention of exposure to risk factors, screening, early detection, and timely and effective treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • Prostate cancers are the leading cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean men accounting for 18 percent to 47 percent of cancer deaths, followed by lung cancers accounting for 5 percent to 24 percent of cancer deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • Breast cancers are the leading causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean women accounting for 14 percent to 30 percent of cancer deaths followed by cervical cancers accounting for 4 percent to 18 percent of cancer deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • Overall moderate to low genetic differentiation was observed between populations within each region. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, a significant level of differentiation among the populations closer to Buenaventura in the Pacific region was observed. (biomedcentral.com)