Caricom to launch new health agency in Trinidad

(AP)—A Caribbean trade bloc says it has merged five different health research agencies into a single office that has already attracted nearly $10 million in aid.

Caricom spokeswoman Myrna Bernard says the Caribbean will be based in Trinidad and start operating next year. She said Thursday that the agency has received $5 million from the U.S. , $2 million from the European Union and $2.5 million from Canada's government to establish a bio-safety laboratory.

Caricom's 15 member states also are expected to make annual contributions to the agency's budget.

Trinidadian doctor Carl Hospedales has been appointed the agency's new executive director.

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