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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging the countries of the Americas to be vigilant and prepared for a potential introduction of the Ebola virus in the Region. The recommendation comes following a statement by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan that the outbreak in West Africa constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:33


06/13/2014 Bridgetown, Barbados       The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Office of Caribbean Program Coordination is urging citizens and residents of the region to commit to regular blood donation. This advice was issued on the eve of World Blood Donor Day 2014, which occurs on Saturday June 14th.    The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and to recognize the contribution of voluntary unpaid blood donors in saving lives and improving health.

Health Care professionals in St. Lucia are now better able to implement the Chronic Care Passport (CCP) and manage its use with their patients.  The Pan American Health Organization is supporting St Lucia to improve quality of care for patients with diabetes, and the CCP was developed in order to improve self-management skills by clients and their families.  The CCP has been well received in St Lucia.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 15:25
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