Local healthcare professionals have met a number of times to assess preparedness since the World Health Organisation declared the current outbreak of the Ebola virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern last month.
The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Cayman Islands Red Cross will mark World Hepatitis Day, which takes place annually on 28 July, by offering free health screenings for hepatitis while building greater public awareness on the elimination of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B and the importance of the hepatitis B vaccine. Together, the
View the free HIV Testing Schedule The Health Services Authority (HSA), Cayman AIDS Foundation and Cayman Islands Red Cross will once again join forces in coordinating activities to mark HIV Testing Week to be observed in the Cayman Islands from 24-29 June. This is in support of the National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing
The Cayman Islands joins the United Nations in observing World Sickle Cell Day on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Raising public awareness of the disease is the main objective of the day. Sickle cell disease is a chronic disorder with the condition present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes.
All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings this summer. The screening includes a growth and development assessment, screening for vision and hearing, a dental assessment, the administration of necessary immunisations and obtaining a student’s personal medical history. Noting that this includes
The Public Health Department reminds smokers who wish to quit the habit that there are still some spaces left for the upcoming smoking cessation classes the department is offering. Classes start on 05 June 2019 from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. every Wednesday for seven weeks in the Public Health Department. The Public is being
International health body, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), recently alerted health departments around the Caribbean to be on the lookout for measles and rubella as a precaution. In light of this the Public Health Department of the Cayman Islands is issuing an alert to the community of the need to be aware of the
Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. With the frequency of travel between the Cayman Islands and other destinations in the region, the likelihood of imported cases is a strong possibility. The Public Health Department has already