Beginning in 2017 and as part of the mandate to meet their International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements, Belize, Jamaica, and Guyana have received grant funding and have partnered with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to build their capacity to prevent, protect against, control and provide timely and appropriate … [Read more...] about Disease Detectives Hardly Sleep
Imagine a community without trending conversations around the new world of work, artificial intelligence, and disruptive technology? One word – Obsolete. In an effort to spark dialogue and new perspectives, Dr. Allan Wright, the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) economist in Nassau, recently gave a presentation at The University of The Bahamas (UB) on the economic … [Read more...] about Will automation undermine or enhance human development?
Violence against women (VAW) is a violation of human rights as well as a serious public health and public security challenge. Gender and power inequalities are at the root of this epidemic, which leads to worsening women’s vulnerability and increasing the frequency of their victimization. Research indicates that the cost of VAW worldwide could amount to approximately $1.5 … [Read more...] about A successful strategy to prevent violence against women: a closer look at the SASA! model
The Caribbean continues to be be generally perceived as a region of predominantly young people, but, just like in the rest of the Americas, it is rapidly aging. Due to demographic changes, adults aged 65 and over will comprise one fifth of the Caribbean region's population by the year 2050. This transition will take place in a very short period, as shown in the following graph. … [Read more...] about Are Caribbean Countries prepared to address their need for pension systems reform?
The Caribbean region is home to countries with the highest per capita incomes. In terms of human development, Anglophone nations such as The Bahamas and Barbados are among the 58 countries in the world identified as “very high human development”; Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago rank amongst those identified in the category of “high human development”. English-speaking … [Read more...] about Man-up: Hegemonic Masculinity in the Caribbean