PAHO/WHO’s Office for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries urges countries to raise taxes on tobacco
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization’s Office for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries (PAHO/WHO OECC) is urging countries to raise taxes on tobacco products as a strategy to reduce tobacco use and associated levels of illness and death. This call comes as PAHO/WHO and partners spearhead the commemoration of World No Tobacco Day 2014, slated for Saturday May 31.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 14:15
PAHO/WHO Urges Caribbean Residents to get their Vaccines up-to-date for Vaccination Week of the Americas 2014
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization’s Office for Caribbean Program Coordination (PAHO/WHO CPC) is urging Caribbean residents to continue to prevent death, illness and disability in the region by ensuring that they are appropriately vaccinated. This advice has been issued on the approach of the 12th Vaccination Week in the Americas, which takes place from April 28 to May 3, 2014, and to coincide with World Immunization Week, running from April 24 to April 30, 2014.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 13:52
Experts propose strategies to utilize legislative tools to promote the right to health and other related human rights in the Caribbean sub-region
Experts on health, law and human rights from Caribbean governments, academia, civil society and representatives from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) gathered on March 24-25, 2014 at the PAHO/WHO Office in Barbados, to propose initiatives and strategies in order to strengthen national laws in the Caribbean, in all areas that have an impact on public health.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 21:25