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MOH Enters Partnership with PAHO and UB

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister said to enhance its surveillance activities for contact tracing, the Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of The Bahamas to establish a contact tracing training course.

UB Study: Youth Stressed

A study conducted by University of Bahamas researchers have found that young people, ages 18 to 24 years, experienced the highest levels of COVID-19 stress in comparison to other age groups. While the study does not specifically identify what is behind this, it was determined that older individuals more vulnerable...

UB’s First BA Architecture Students to Graduate This Year

The first cohort of students in the Bachelor’s of Architecture Programme at the University of The Bahamas (UB) are scheduled to graduate by the end of 2020.

Heightened Anxiety During COVID-19 Calls for Deeper Focus on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy toll on the mental fortitude of people across the globe, causing trauma, stress and anxiety which are just as harmful as the coronavirus itself. Add this latest disaster to the lingering effects of the recent Hurricane Dorian and the stresses of everyday life, and urgency of finding coping techniques is heightened. For University of The Bahamas, nourishing mental and emotional health, particularly during times of crisis, is critically important. Many people grow more distressed because of the uncertainty brought on by crises.

U.B establishes emergency fund for students impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional challenges for some of the approximately 5,000 students who attend the University of The Bahamas, many of whom are scholarship recipients. With adherence to the protocols of social distancing, students who resided in the University’s residential facilities were advised to return home, leaving some to grapple with the challenge of insufficient access to technology and devices needed to continue their classes remotely.