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.

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)

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The region consists of more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays, which are divided into three main groups: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago (which includes the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands). The Caribbean Region also includes the coasts of several countries in North, Central, and South America that border the Caribbean Sea.

The Caribbean Region is known for its diverse cultures, rich history, and unique biodiversity. It is home to a wide range of ecosystems, including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, rainforests, and dry forests, which support a variety of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

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  • Hergiswil, Switzerland - May 30, 2023 - SpinetiX, the leader in digital signage solutions, and BVD International, the regional A/V distributor for the Caribbean, today announced a new distribution partnership effective immediately. (spinetix.com)
  • Basseterre, 28/06/2023 - Caribbean HR, a leading provider of outsourced HR solutions in the Caribbean region, continues to set the standard for excellence in human resources services. (sknpulse.com)
  • Notes from the field: chikungunya virus spreads in the Americas - Caribbean and South America, 2013-2014. (nih.gov)
  • This region includes the countries of North and South America and island nations in their adjacent waters. (nih.gov)
  • and Spanish-speaking regions in South America, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean. (medlineplus.gov)
  • respectively between EU, Central America and Caribbean Regions . (activeboard.com)
  • Today, we work across Latin America and the Caribbean, with programmes in Central America, the Andes and Brazil. (cafod.org.uk)
  • Mr. Fabrizio Opertti, Manager for Integration and Trade, IDB, opened the Meeting by greeting the participants, followed by the IMF Representative Ms. Katherine Baer, Chief of the Revenue Administration Division for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, who welcomed the opportunity to meet and coordinate efforts within the region. (ricardotrevino.org)
  • In the area of language learning and conscious of the need to eradicate language barriers for the development of the tourism sector, in December 2015, with the support from the Guadeloupe International Centre for Language Learning (CIGAREL), the ACS organised the first Greater Caribbean Student Exchange, in which there was participation from thirty-six students and three coordinators from each of the countries selected, namely Costa Rica, Dominica and Guatemala. (acs-aec.org)
  • By encouraging members of staff of the various offices to contribute $1 each month, the programme helped at-risk families, as well as the Caribbean Dyslexia Association, and collected supplies for Dominica after the passage of Hurricane Maria last year. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • Three Caribbean countries, Dominica, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, started the New Year environmentally and banned single-use plastics since the 1st of January 2019. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • CAFOD's first overseas project was in the Caribbean island of Dominica in 1962. (cafod.org.uk)
  • He was speaking at a side event on the Caribbean 1.5 Project, a regional climate change impacts initiative supported in 2016 by the Caribbean Development Bank. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • Dec 23, CMC - (Adapted) The Caribbean has lost an "unparalleled genius" as referred to by St. Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet today after the former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner died at a hospital in St. Lucia on last night, Thursday 22, 2016. (themontserratreporter.com)
  • On 10 August 2016, Belize became just the second independent Commonwealth Caribbean country to decriminalize sex between men, and the first to do so through its courts. (unaids-caribbean.org)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The project aims to promote the effective recognition of the rights of migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean region, through the sharing of good practices and the strengthening of policies and actions that aim to protect the rights of migrant workers in the countries involved in the initiative. (ilo.org)
  • The peculiar economic and social situation of some countries in the central-south regions has attracted intra-regional and extra-regional migration flows, although their policies and laws need to be updated to better coordinate the movement of people. (ilo.org)
  • Tripartite constituents of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, civil society and international organizations. (ilo.org)
  • Over the years, the countries that constitute the Greater Caribbean have promoted a series of initiatives in the area of tourism education through specialised schools, such as the Caribbean Tourism School in the Dominican Republic, among others, which is making inroads in offering technical degrees, diplomas, courses and workshops geared toward training technicians and professionals with a clear and complete perspective of the reality of the industry. (acs-aec.org)
  • In that regard, in May 2014 and November 2015, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (CINTERFOR) received support from the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in holding training workshops for vocational tourism training in the Region, attended by more than ten Greater Caribbean countries. (acs-aec.org)
  • Victims of human trafficking in the Caribbean region were found to be men, women, boys and girls from the Caribbean as well as from countries outside the region. (iom.int)
  • The purpose of the research was to provide a starting point for the participating countries to examine human trafficking within their local context and to encourage dialogue about how to combat this crime within the region. (iom.int)
  • Give all African Caribbean and Pacific countries the same full access to EU markets that all Least Developed Countries have under the EU's 'Everything But Arms' Duty and Quota Free market access system. (hyfoma.com)
  • The primary cause of the high cost of electricity is that most Caribbean countries use diesel and heavy fuel oil for electricity generation. (iadb.org)
  • The table shows that all other Caribbean countries have significantly higher average tariffs, at levels above US$0.30 per kilowatt/hour. (iadb.org)
  • The countries in the region are encumbered with the necessity of importing increasingly expensive oil products for transportation and electricity generation. (iadb.org)
  • The Board of the Global Fund is considering a policy that will cause the Global Fund to transition out from some countries in the CARICOM region and other Upper Middle Income Countries. (gnpplus.net)
  • Most Caribbean economies have rebounded since 2003, although the extensive damage resulting from several storms in 2004 caused economic difficulties for several countries. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Caribbean Countries: Basic Facts. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • U.S. Imports from Caribbean Countries. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • U.S. Exports to Caribbean Countries. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Some countries within the Caribbean and adjacent regions are also exposed to tsunamis along their Pacific coastlines. (oceandecade.net)
  • Recently many countries and also several Caribbean Nations announced their bans on single-use plastics and are taking their steps to protect our environment and marine life against plastic pollution. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • Not to mention countries outside the Caribbean that already banned single-use plastics, such as Rwanda, a pioneer in banning single-use plastic bags, is now one of the cleanest nations on earth. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • For example, among transgender women in Guyana-one of the few Caribbean countries with data on this population-the HIV prevalence is 8.4%, compared with 1.7% among all adults. (unaids-caribbean.org)
  • Each proposed U54 Partnership Center must be based on a collaboration between a research institution in the United States (as the applicant institution) and partnering institution(s) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the LAC region. (nih.gov)
  • This region includes three of the largest countries in the world, as well as some of the smallest. (nih.gov)
  • The HRH Observatory is a cooperative initiative among countries of the Latin American Region and the Caribbean. (who.int)
  • The directory is meant to be a tool for all institutes, professionals, students, communities and other organizations interested in the process of educating health professionals in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. (who.int)
  • The status of mineral production in the Caribbean Basin countries. (cdc.gov)
  • Founded in 1978, the history of the Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) has been inextricably linked to the twists and turns of Latin American and Caribbean politics. (yorku.ca)
  • I first met him in early 1974, in the Founders College Senior Common Room where York's Latin American and Caribbean Studies-affiliated faculty had organized an informational session for a packed room of about a hundred refugees who wanted to enroll in Ontario universities. (yorku.ca)
  • With support from the World Council of Churches, and physical space from Founders College, LARU began to publish studies, organize events, edit a journal, create a Documentation Centre, and stimulate the activities of a group of York students and faculty who taught in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) undergraduate program that had been established in 1972. (yorku.ca)
  • To serve this goal, the FOA will support a network of international collaborative sites conducting meritorious and appropriately designed prevention clinical trials in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region via a U54 Partnership Centers mechanism. (nih.gov)
  • The Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean region mourns the lost a great representative with the untimely passing of Bonita Morgan, director of resource mobilization and development, who died on Friday morning 6 April in the United States, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • On 13 November 2018, Guyana's final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), ruled unanimously that the law violates the Constitution of Guyana and is therefore void. (unaids-caribbean.org)
  • Watch the CNN Amanpour April 29 2020 interview, featuring Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, where PM Mottley discussed the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the Caribbean island of Barbados. (cpa-caaregion.com)
  • Her passing is a tremendous loss, not just to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, but to the entire Caribbean region, and we all will miss her perspective, knowledge and her deep understanding of tourism and human capital development. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • Many nations in the region experienced economic decline in 2001-2002 due to downturns in the tourism and agriculture sectors. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • The Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC) is a partnership initiative between the Government of Barbados and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO/IOC). (oceandecade.net)
  • The region is currently under threat from dengue and chikungunya. (nih.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)
  • Through grant funding to U.S. universities, NIH facilitates international collaboration in the Americas and the Caribbean in all areas of the biomedical and behavioral sciences. (nih.gov)
  • Learn more about NIAID's FY2020 international research activities in the Americas and the Caribbean in this Fact Sheet . (nih.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)
  • This research aims to analyze the level of energy poverty and its consequences on the quality of life of the population of the Colombian Caribbean, comparing the results obtained in this region with the data corresponding to the people of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, and the rest from the country. (researchsquare.com)
  • In September 2017 two category five hurricanes swept across the Caribbean, devastating island communities in the region. (un.org)
  • Ten months after the 2010 earthquake, cholera appeared in the Caribbean island nation for the first time in nearly a century. (un.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • At least three pelagic species of Sargassum have been dominant in the blooms that have occurred along Caribbean coastlines in great quantities. (frontiersin.org)
  • In the 2nd part of this special report marking the one year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean, UN News looks at how the UN has responded, helping communities to get back on their feet, and preparing them for the inevitability of more damaging hurricanes in the future. (un.org)
  • This initiative is designed to spotlight the culinary product of the Caribbean at a time when many destinations are trying to rebuild their business. (sflcn.com)
  • Caribbean leaders in the public and private sectors must focus on taking full advantage of the region's wealth of renewable energy resources, maximizing energy efficiency, and adapting recent developments in natural gas technology and supply to transform the Caribbean's energy market. (iadb.org)
  • The hurricane, which according to media reports is the strongest to hit the Caribbean region in nearly a decade, moved over the south-west coast of Haiti on Tuesday morning bringing high winds, heavy rain and storm surges. (un.org)
  • Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what's been described as a "beautiful job" making the Caribbean island nation "more secure" than it was when they arrived 12 years ago. (un.org)
  • Over the decades, Fogarty has helped build capacity in the region, funding cutting-edge research at institutions like GHESKIO in Haiti and Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. (nih.gov)
  • With the exception of Cuba and Haiti, regular elections in the region are the norm, and for the most part have been free and fair. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Training and Development: Caribbean HR offers comprehensive training programs to help businesses foster a skilled and motivated workforce. (sknpulse.com)
  • The African health workforce Observatory promotes, develops and sustains the knowledge base for human resources for health (HRH) in the African region. (who.int)
  • Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday that they're worried "for every single" person on two of the worst-hit Caribbean islands. (un.org)
  • The potential for human trafficking to grow makes a strong, pro-active approach to addressing the crime an important issue for the nations of the Caribbean and the region as a whole. (iom.int)
  • With some 34 million people and 16 independent nations sharing an African ethnic heritage, the Caribbean is a diverse region that includes some of the hemisphere's richest and poorest nations. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Nevertheless, while many Caribbean nations have long democratic traditions, they are not immune to threats to their political stability, including terrorism. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Despite close U.S. relations with most Caribbean nations, there has been tension at times in the relationship. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • More recently, Caribbean nations that depend on tourism are concerned about the potential negative economic effects of a new U.S. requirement, as of January 8, 2007, for U.S. citizens traveling by air to the Caribbean (as well as to Canada and Mexico) to hold a passport. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • Several Caribbean Nations were ahead of these islands and already implemented bans on single-use plastics in the past couple of years. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • Can tsunamis occur in the Caribbean or its adjacent regions? (oceandecade.net)
  • At least 75 tsunamis have impacted the Caribbean and adjacent regions within the last 500 years. (oceandecade.net)
  • All known sources capable of causing tsunamis are found within the Caribbean and adjacent regions and there is also a risk from distant sources across the Atlantic. (oceandecade.net)
  • 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)
  • Some of these programmes and projects included the development of harmonized curricula for the associate degree tourism and hospitality programme across the region. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • The region came face to face with that reality in recent months, as hurricanes packing strengths of up to a category five affected sections of the region, leaving in their wake devastation characterised by lives lost, communities levelled and billions of dollars in damage. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in conjunction with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), has just published an important report entitled "Migration, Integration, and Diaspora Engagement in the Caribbean" . (latinnews.com)
  • In an attempt to support the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean region in the development of policies and actions to protect migrant workers in the region, this project aims to contribute to the improvement of legal frameworks on labour migration while promoting the concepts of decent work, social dialogue and international labour standards. (ilo.org)
  • The tiny Caribbean island nation St Kitts and Nevis has been working with the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ) to make sure it is in a "state of readiness" if a tsunami were to hit the low-lying archipelago. (un.org)
  • He truly believed that we are our best selves and secure our best development outcomes when we come together and take collective action.He dedicated his life to our region, and his wife and family made enormous sacrifices to support his labour of love over many, many years. (themontserratreporter.com)
  • Sir Dwight wrote extensively on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, development of the Caribbean and central banking. (themontserratreporter.com)
  • We provide unique and timely insights on the Caribbean and its political, social, and economic development. (iadb.org)
  • A hard-working, dedicated and committed the member of the CTO family, Bonita had a great passion for the development of Caribbean youth and world-class service, and she dedicated the best part of her working life to helping release the potential of Caribbean people through education, training, and professional development. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • U.S. aid supports a variety of projects to strengthen democracy, promote economic growth and development, alleviate poverty, and combat the AIDS epidemic in the region. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • We are launching a series of online posts in which members of long standing share brief reflections concerning the centre's development and its broader contexts in the recent history of Latin America and the Caribbean. (yorku.ca)
  • The WCO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, attended the 2019 Development Partners Coordination Meeting for the Americas and Caribbean region held in Washington, D.C., United States on 14 March 2019. (ricardotrevino.org)
  • and 3) development of procedures and approaches to allow regions to more accurately address and monitor the HIV epidemic within their populations. (nih.gov)
  • Every day, celebrated Caribbean chefs will prepare a signature dish using rums and ingredients that are unique to the culture of the island that they represent. (sflcn.com)
  • Sandra Honoré made the announcement to members of the Security Council members, adding that António Guterres also called for a smaller peacekeeping operation to develop the police force and strengthen the rule of law in the Caribbean island. (un.org)
  • The cultural and linguistic heterogeneity of the Caribbean island states, many of which were ruled by consecutive or simultaneous European colonial dominions, amid dwindling Native American populations and huge forced influxes of Africans of diverse ethnicities, is paradigmatic of the challenge for epidemiology of searching beyond the narratives privileged by a given institutional structure, such as the colonial medical research apparatus. (cdc.gov)
  • Guyana's President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali's mother, Bibi Shariman Ali, is a daughter of Leguan Island, Essequibo region. (caribbeanmuslims.com)
  • Recently many neighbouring Caribbean island have already banned or announced to ban single-use plastics in order to protect the environment and decrease plastic pollution. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • Likewise, Belize pledged to ban single-use plastic items by April this year, which has been welcomed by residents as Belizean shores are at risk from the enormous floating island of plastic in the Caribbean Sea and plastic harms marine and wildlife. (naturefoundationsxm.org)
  • Can Fading Caribbean Island-States Thrive in the World of Alternative Energy? (coha.org)
  • Snorkeling and swimming with Humpback Whales in warm Caribbean waters provides you an unforgettable experience that many only dream about. (cheesemans.com)
  • Measurement Of Energy Poverty In The Colombian Caribbean Region: Comparative Analysis. (researchsquare.com)
  • As an honest broker in the region, the IDB seeks to assist the Caribbean in making the necessary changes in policy coordination, financial structuring, and infrastructure transformation that will usher in this new energy future for the region. (iadb.org)
  • THE CARIBBEAN'S research work on a world warmed to 1.5 degrees Celsius versus two degrees, and its impact on the region, recently went global, thanks to a presentation delivered by a respected local scientist at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, in October. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • The EU has today proposed to remove all remaining quota and tariff limitations on access to the EU market for all African, Caribbean and Pacific regions as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. (hyfoma.com)
  • U.S. interests in the Caribbean are diverse, and include economic, political, and security concerns. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • The U.S.-Caribbean relationship is characterized by extensive economic linkages, cooperation on counter-narcotics efforts and security, and a sizeable U.S. foreign assistance program. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • PDF/Adobe Acrobat - EJOoySEc8J:www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/6/40696/Economic_cooperation_between_Japan_Latin_America_Caribbean_Chapter_V.pdf+&hl=en&gl=co&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESg-8-zBzmKn0moi8LGr5hjQrrcrIPMZmxQDIJZU9AtwMBjRxrwVNDfJVZe-ue5jH9cBwVbF9BVDyqiGRL8nzeAqhhf-um_8l-dlsiJK7IjQQaeMbhutZV0e6t3f54qzpvUiXmtH&sig=AHIEtbQJQ3BhQQsKm68lRsteu-2PQ70RnA">Quick View emphasized the need to create opportunities for cooperation in the region . (activeboard.com)
  • The above-mentioned will provide management strategies and economic opportunities as possible solutions to their extensive impact in the Caribbean. (frontiersin.org)
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. (who.int)
  • Our purpose is to provide a forum to promote the aims and objectives of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the CPA, and to implement the activities of CPA CAA and the Branches in the Region. (cpa-caaregion.com)
  • Commonly known as the subtropical gyre of the North Atlantic, the Sargasso Sea is a region where an immense body of water is bounded by a vast system of circular currents flowing from east to west (North Equatorial Current) and west to east (Gulf Stream). (frontiersin.org)
  • Currently, "sargasso" is the colloquial name given to pelagic marine macroalgae found within the Atlantic region. (frontiersin.org)
  • Tons of these seaweeds have been deposited on beaches, generating beach-cast events that severely impact the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts ( Table 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • In the present work we review some of the impacts reported for the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts and the strategies that should be followed to develop an adequate management of this phenomenon, while identifying some of the challenges and opportunities for the Caribbean region. (frontiersin.org)
  • The perhaps surprising headline finding is how important intraregional migration has become to the Caribbean. (latinnews.com)
  • Additional support for a science series capturing the emerging messages from the project came from the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • This report deals with broader issues in U.S. relations with the Caribbean, including foreign assistance, anti-drug trafficking and anti-money laundering cooperation, support to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region, and security concerns such as port security and border security efforts. (congressionalresearch.com)
  • While this region is virtually free of some infectious diseases, including poliomyelitis and measles, many other infectious diseases remain endemic and epidemic. (nih.gov)
  • The magnitude of Sargassum events in the Caribbean Sea since 2011 make us aware of the necessity to tackle these events, and macroalgal blooms generally, not only locally but on a regional scale. (frontiersin.org)
  • in 2012, an estimated 65% of all cancer deaths occurred in the less developed regions of the world ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Going for 1.5 puts the region and the entire world squarely in the realm of urgency. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • The Caribbean has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, and the coalition has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach designed to galvanize civil society across the region. (un.org)
  • Electricity prices in the Caribbean are among the highest in the world, and they fluctuate greatly with the global price of oil. (iadb.org)
  • BVD International is a regional distributor well established in the Caribbean with a highly regarded name in the Pro A/V industry thanks to its expertise, commitment, and dedication to the Pro A/V channel ecosystem", said Francesco Ziliani, CEO of SpinetiX. (spinetix.com)
  • Together with the Caribbean Regional Network we appeal to the Global Fund to preserve their financing. (gnpplus.net)
  • PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View cooperation with the Caribbean Region is located within this regional approach. (activeboard.com)
  • ATLANTA - Christmas in the Caribbean is celebrated with a grand feast of exciting culinary creations all tied to the unique local traditions throughout the region. (sflcn.com)
  • The 12 Days of Caribbean Cooking Festival will highlight the food, rum and cultural traditions of the Caribbean during the Christmas season. (sflcn.com)
  • The cooking sessions will be moderated by Caribbean personalities who will guide the presentation as chefs provide inspiration and share family traditions as well as insights and anecdotes that have inspired their style of cooking. (sflcn.com)
  • She too, organizing an annual tourism youth congress and biennial tourism human resources conference and being the driving force behind the CTO Foundation - the programme which provides scholarships and grants to Caribbean nationals pursuing post-secondary studies in tourism, hospitality, and language training, and which she administered from its inception in 1997. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • Bonita was also very instrumental in bringing to the Caribbean in 2007 the internationally recognized Hospitality Assured certification programme, which promotes a culture of quality, service excellence and continuous improvement within the tourism and hospitality sector in the region. (whodiedtoday.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The partnership between SpinetiX and BVD International ensures an optimal presence and support for the channel ecosystem of dealers and integrators in the entire Caribbean region. (spinetix.com)
  • From drafting job descriptions to conducting interviews and facilitating smooth onboarding, Caribbean HR supports the entire recruitment process. (sknpulse.com)
  • With a track record of delivering exceptional results and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, Caribbean HR is revolutionizing the way organizations manage their HR functions. (sknpulse.com)
  • Results of search for 'su:{Caribbean region. (who.int)
  • The Caribbean region contains 6 subregions which differ in certain natural aspects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two accomplished teenage sailors from the Caribbean are calling for stronger laws against dumping litter in the ocean. (un.org)
  • HR Compliance and Legal Support: Caribbean HR's team of seasoned HR professionals stays up to date with the latest labor laws and regulations in the region, ensuring that client organizations remain compliant and avoid legal pitfalls. (sknpulse.com)