Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries, officially presented Colonel Glyne Grannum, Chief of Staff, Barbados Defence Force, with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits in support of the national emergency response to COVID-19.
As part of an ongoing plan to support country preparedness efforts for the outbreak associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) assisted Dominica to strengthen its laboratory capacity for early detection of the virus.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Pan American Health Organization\World Health Organization (PAHO\WHO) country office in Barbados, has been informing its partners and stakeholders on the current situation and general preparedness for the virus.
PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries, Dr Yitades Gebre made a courtesy call to Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business, the Honourable Nickolas Steele.
PAHO Director calls on countries of the Americas to intensify COVID-19 preparedness and response activities
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, today recommended that countries intensify their plans to prepare and respond to COVID-19 given the appearance of cases of new coronavirus disease in the Region of the Americas.
As part of the initiative to inform key partners and stakeholders on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ambassadors, Honorary Consul, International and Regional organizations based in Barbados were briefed at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Barbados country office.