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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) – The Caribbean Public Health Agency is banking on high-quality research to inform policy, programming and clinical practice, amid ‘unceasing’ public health challenges.
In 1956, the Caribbean held its first major scientific meeting, organised by the Standing Advisory Committee for Medical Research in the British Caribbean. At the time, the Mayaro Virus, a dengue-like viral disease often called ‘jungle flu’ had just been identified as a new human disease agent by W.G Downs and G.H Wattley in Trinidad.

Read the full story, “The Caribbean Looks to Research for Answers to COVID-19, NCDs and Climate Change Challenges”, on globalissues.org

https://www.globalissues.org/news/2021/06/17/28098

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