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Cricket World Cup: A Stress Test for the Surveillance System in the Caribbean

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84–9
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A regional mass gathering surveillance system in support of the 2007 Cricket World Cup was developed as an adaptation of the routine communicable disease surveillance system. It was used to strengthen and test already existing national and regional surveillance systems.


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Objective: To describe the development and implementation of, and major findings and recommendations from, a regional mass gathering surveillance system (MGSS) in support of the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

An Unassuming Revelation: Cuba’s Social Policy toward the AIDS Epidemic

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10.7727/wimj.2012.335
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368–73
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This essay looks at Cuba’s complementary approach to the treatment of HIV/AIDS, highlighting the challenges and success of national HIV/AIDS programmes over the years.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

HIV/AIDS: ‘The Labour Market Implications of Compulsory Testing’

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10.7727/wimj.2013.020
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364–7
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This paper argues that there is need to implement the International Labour Organization’s guidelines regarding HIV and the world of work. In particular, testing is likely to negatively affect females in the labour market.

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Objective: It is intended in this brief paper to outline the policy direction that ought to be followed regarding the phenomenon of HIV/AIDS and the workplace. In essence, this is a viewpoint instructed by data and research and not anecdotal evidence.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

The Role of Surgeon Specialization in Improving Patient Outcomes A Challenge for the Caribbean

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517–18

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Progressive surgeon specialization has been shown to result in improved patient outcomes for many surgical procedures. This has been demonstrated in improved survival following cancer surgery and improved operative morbidity and mortality for other procedures. Concentrating complex surgical cases in centres where case volume and expertise exist should result in better overall surgical care delivery.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

Famine and War

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73–4
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When famine breaks out during an armed conflict, the natural reaction is to help the victims by dispatching and distributing food. Considerable efforts have been made to improve such relief operations. But despite marked progress, food alone will never eliminate famines nor the suffering they cause.
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013

Prognostication of Critically Ill Patients – the ‘Science’, the ‘Art’ and the Creeping Commercialism

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474–6
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This article comments on the evolution of the prognostic models, their prognosticating ability and other claimed utilities, the probable influence of commercialism in their development and the importance of the clinical judgment of a physician in medical practice.
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Beyond Cholecystectomy: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Practice and Training in the Caribbean

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275–7
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The introduction of advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies will enhance surgical care throughout the region.
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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean Region: A Call to Consider Environmental Health Equity

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10.7727/wimj.2012.327
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250–3
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Medical tourism is targeted as an economic growth sector in the Caribbean by medical providers, governments, and international organizations. The development of this industry raises important questions regarding environmental health equity in communities and countries hosting facilities for international patients.

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29 Jan, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Cuba: Healthcare and the Revolution

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10.7727/wimj.2012.336
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244–9
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This paper gives an overview of the delivery and access of healthcare to the Cuban public under the communist regime of the Castro brothers.

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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

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10.7727/wimj.2012.263
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921–3
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Male circumcision is an important strategy to reduce the transmission of HIV. There is a need to determine the prevalence of male circumcision and its acceptability among healthcare practitioners and the general population in The Bahamas.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

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