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