|Area of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Sub- Regional Office Barbados|
Who We Serve
The PAHO Sub-Regional Disaster Office in Barbados serves 29 countries and/or territories: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, French Departments, Aruba and the Dutch Antilles, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Suriname. There is a special arrangement with Cuba and Haiti.
In accordance with the regional mandate, this office seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the entire population of the sub-region through support to health sector disaster programs in the Ministries of Health..There is also ongoing cooperation with the National Offices for Disaster. We also collaborate with entities such as the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Relief Agency (CDERA), the national and international Red Cross, health NGOs and bilateral institutions.
Area of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief
Disaster reduction, as reflected in the Millennium Development Goals, is internationally recognized as integral to improving health for all. Regionally, one important function of the health sector, as outlined in Essential Public Health Function 11 is to put systems and programs in place to reduce the impact of emergencies and disasters on health. International and intersectoral collaboration is needed to reduce the region’s vulnerability to disasters.
The current five-year plan for the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief (2003-2007) highlights disaster preparedness, management and response as priorities in reducing the region's vulnerability to disaster.
To reduce the health and social impact of natural, technological and/or man made disasters on the countries of the Americas.
To lessen the impact of disasters on the population of the Americas by improving the ability of the health sector to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies and reduce risk from disasters.
PAHO Expected Results/Outputs
Disaster response is facilitated at the levels of:
Ongoing discussion with regional partners, ministries of health and national disaster offices to promote
Training and Capacity Building
Launch of Strategic Plan 2013-2020: Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana
PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health launched the Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana Strategic Plan 2013-2020 on
2 December, 2013, at the Duke...
Trinidad and Tobago, 25th November, 2013. On November 25th and 26th, 2013, the Pan American Health Organization conducted a subregional workshop on Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Plans to address Nutrition and Food Safety issues at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain,...
Malaria Day in the Americas
This year on Malaria Day in the Americas, November 6th 2013, the Pan American Health Organization will host a forum on “Defeating Malaria in the Americas: Perspectives on Costs, Current Resources, and Essential Investments” and an awards ceremony for the...
In celebration of United Nations (UN) Day which is on October 24, 2013, the United Nations system in Barbados planned activities to commemorate the day. One such activity was a Knowledge Fair which was held at the PAHO/WHO Barbados Office on October 22,...
More than 800 people attended the "Know Your Status" HIV Testing Day in downtown Nassau on 28th June, 2013. Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, the PAHO/WHO Representative to The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, participated in the event, which...
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