IAEA launches effort to expand access to radiation medicine in Caribbean


With cancer, diabetes, heart conditions and other chronic diseases on the rise in the Caribbean, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently launched a four-year project to improve radiation medicine capabilities across the region’s 32 island countries.

IAEA convened a coordination meeting in Vienna last week that brought together representative from the Caribbean, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), the Latin-American Association of Medical Physics (ALFIM), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). Read more