Food and Health

Meanwhile, Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has cleared up the statement made in cabinet which referenced an increase in HIV among young people The notes indicated that there is at present an increase in HIV among young people as a result of reckless sexual activity and their inability to access condoms. But the Minister says that […]

A team of eight medical Chinese doctors from the Ark Peace made their first trip to Barbuda earlier today. They began assessing and treating almost 120 patients who have registered for operations in Barbuda. The Director of the Ship Guo BaoFeng, through his translator Jiang Shan gave an update on the work being done at […]

The Minister of Health has reported an increase in the cases of HIV. This week’s cabinet reports suggest that while Antigua and Barbuda is the first Caribbean country to eliminate T.B., cases of HIV are on the rise from reckless sexual activity by young people It was reported that difficulty to access condoms resulted in […]

Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has announced an initiative that is sure to change health care on the island. Come 2019, the Health Minister says residents will no longer have to go abroad to receive special eye care treatment. He says this sis as a result of a one million dollar equipment donation from the Chinese […]

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) has deactivated its Zika Virus Classification Scheme. This means that Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of other CARICOM countries no longer have to worry about the backlash from being named as one of the many countries where the Zika virus is active. Health Minister Molwyn Joseph received the news […]

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General also believes it is still possible to achieve this goal. Speaking at today’s (Tuesday) World Food Day Ceremony and the first High-Level Panel on Zero Hunger, Graziano da Silva said the Zero hunger concept cannot be left to die given the staggering statistics on world hunger and malnutrition. He […]

Agriculture Minister Dean Jonas says he will be recommending to Cabinet, the addition of a breakfast plan at public schools, as part of the School Feeding Programme. Minister Jonas says the idea stemmed from a discussion during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture gathering– the region’s premier agricultural event. AUDIO – Jonas on breakfast programme 1 […]

Antigua and Barbuda among three other Caribbean islands have officially been validated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) as countries to have completely eliminated the transmission of HIV and Syphilis from Mother to Child. The landmark announcement was officially disclosed at the 31st Policy Board of the OCES/PPS and […]

The general public is being urged to take action to combat climate change as the Department of the Environment launches a series of activities so celebrate Arbour Month. Arbour Month is an annual event celebrated in Antigua and Barbuda during the month of November and it is the time of year where individuals and groups […]

AIDS Program Manager Delcora Williams has reported only 1 case of mother to child HIV transmission over the past five years With the required rate of 2 percent for HIV infections within OECS countries Williams said that Antigua and Barbuda is well within the range with only one case of mother to child transmission since […]


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