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  • Tackling HIV/AIDS Among LAC Children

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still has much work to do regarding HIV/AIDS among children and pregnant women. That was one of the lessons drawn from the recent WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS interventions. For example, among the Caribbean states the average of pregnant women that receive treatment with antiretrovirals to prevent […]

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    Getting a Handle on E-Waste Data in LAC: Argentina

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

    The Data Problem One of the key challenges in formulating a reasonable and effective policy on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is figuring out how much there is, what type of WEEE it is (different WEEE pose different hazardous material/waste management challenges), and what is happening to […]

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    Strenghtening Jamaica’s Health Care System

    Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

    Last month the World Bank approved three loans for Jamaica worth US$65 million for various social services.  What the three have in common are health care. The first, US$40 million for Jamaica’s Social Protection Project, has as its centerpiece improvements to the Program of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).   Launched in 2002, PATH provides […]

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