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Quimby: Follow WHO directions on lifting restrictions

Scientific researchers at The UWI Cave Hill Campus have highlighted the need for Caribbean countries to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding how to lift restrictions that were put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This was one of the topics raised during an April 22 discussion forum entitled ‘UWI on the frontline: Combatting COVID...
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Hambleton: Surveillance Remains Critical

A Cave Hill Campus medical research scientist has advised that the Caribbean is still in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and surveillance remains critical as regional governments consider changes to their national responses. That advice came from Professor of Biostatistics at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Ian Hambleton during a discussion forum on April 22nd e...
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Combating Covid 19: Early Days Yet For The Caribbean

The current moment is by far the most defining in modern history. The global community is engulfed in three major crises, which must be confronted simultaneously: the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a health crisis of enormous proportions. As of2 am CEST, 17 April 2020, there have been2,074,529 confirmed casesof Covid-19, including139,378 deathsreported to the World Health Organisation (WHO). W...
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UWI Students Assured of Fair and Just Final Assessments

UWI Students Assured of Fair and Just Final Assessments The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, April 16, 2020.Students at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus have been given an assurance that the upcoming period of examinations and final assessments to bring formal closure to semester two, will be fair and just. That assurance comes from campus principal Professor the Most Honourable Eudin...
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Medical Students Volunteer for Health Services

Medical students volunteer to help Fight Covid-19 The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, April 14, 2020.Dozens of medical students enrolled at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill are lending critical support to Barbados’ fight against the coronavirus pandemic as authorities gear for a possible surge in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation. The volunteers who are at the clinical ...
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Cave Hill Campus activates Emergency Remote Teaching

Cave Hill Campus activities Emergency Remote Teaching The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, April 14, 2020.When classes at Cave Hill campus were suspended in March by the coronavirus lockdown, many students pondered an uncertain future. With face-to-face teaching suspended while a National Preparedness Plan was rolled out to combat the emergence of COVID-19 in Barbados, few could predict with any certain...
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Clinical and Ethics experts join The UWI COVID-19 Task Force

Clinical and Ethics experts join The UWI COVID-19 Task Force The UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday, 9 April, 2020. Four new members have joined The UWI COVID-19 Task Force, bringing expertise to address the clinical aspects of the virus. They are Professor Terence Seemungal, Pulmonologist and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The UWI St Augustine Campus; Dr Carl...
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COVID-19’s psychological impact on workers

Researchers have cautioned that workers under 35 years old are least likely to adhere to measures proposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In addition, they say the disease’s impact on Barbadian workers should be a major consideration in the nation’s response to the ongoing pandemic. These findings were among the preliminary discoveries coming out of the first phas...
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UWI Partners with Government in Fight against Covid-19

Clinical care specialists and medical researchers at The University of the West, Cave Hill Campus, are actively engaged in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Barbados and across the region. Some have joined clinicians and other health care responders on the front line offering critical care to the stricken while others are providing analytical psychosocial and scientific research to a...
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UWI Experts Offer Advice to Curb Covid-19 Spread

As countries institute quarantine measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, they are being given early warning to be prepared to deal with the associated side effects. In a just-released document, the Public Health Response Team of The UWI Cave Hill Campus, said studies have shown that mass containment or mass quarantine measures for extended periods can result in post-traumatic stress sympt...
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Behavioural Change Needed to Halt the Spread of Viral Illness

A public health research team from The UWI Cave Hill Campus has highlighted the need forbehaviouralchange in order to contain thespread of COVID-19 in Barbados. Their recommendation is contained in a publication entitled ‘Modellingand Public Health Interventions: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to disrupt transmission of COVID-19 in Barbados’. The team comprised researchers Prof....
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School of Governance and Public Policy Launched

On February 25, the Campus unveiled its School of Governance and Public Policy that would offer specialised training to new workers, middle management, and senior leadership in public sector, para-statal and civil society organisations. The School offers flexible learning opportunities for participants to refresh their skills and enhance their overall competence, expose participants to Caribbe...
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Students Urged to Help End Gender-based Violence

“The world’s most critical and urgent voices at this moment are those of young people,” said lecturer in gender studies Dr. Tonya Haynes at a recent workshop on dating violence and youth. “If we are to transform the world, you must take the lead.” She was speaking at It’s Gender We Talking, a workshop for youth held on December 10, 2019. Over 30 teenagers co...
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Dr. DeShong takes up Diplomatic Appointment

Effective January 1, she began serving as an ambassador to the UN within the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) delegation. She serves as Second Deputy Permanent Representative and Senior Special Advisor to the Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations. SVG took up its seat as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council, the smallest island sta...
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Principal leads delegation to Kenya

Seeking to expand international ties as one of the orders of business in 2020, Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus, Professor The Most Honourable V Eudine Barriteau, led a three-member delegation to Kenya, January 7-11, 2020 for high level talks with top government and education officials. The Cave Hill contingent which included Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Pro...
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