PAHO's Response in the Region

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities all over the world. From its Washington, D.C., headquarters, 27 country offices, and three specialized centers in the region, PAHO/WHO is leading the efforts in the region to support the countries in preventing, detecting, and responding to the pandemic. In addition to monitoring the response, PAHO/WHO is also covering the procurement of supplies.

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Some of the ways PAHO/WHO is responding in the Region of the Americas:

12 Aug 2020
Washington, D.C., August 12, 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization has trained in Haiti more than 2,800 community health workers including 2,700 community health agents (ASCP) and 162 community health nurses and auxiliary nurses as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed support to the Ministry of Health and…
12 Aug 2020
Georgetown, Guyana, Aug 12 2020 – This morning, the Ministry of Health received a number of medical supplies donated by PAHO/WHO and the Government of Canada.  These donations received will equip the frontline workers in response to COVID-19 in an effort to flatten the curve in the country.  Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative…
7 Aug 2020
Nassau, Bahamas, 07 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - On 06 August 2020, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated laboratory equipment, COVID-19 tests, laptops, mobile phones and modems to the Ministry of Health (MOH) of The Bahamas. At a ceremony held  at MOH’s Head Office, Dr. Esther de Gourville, PAHO/World Health Organization…
7 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 07 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - This webinar, hosted by the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries was organized to generate a forum for discussing the current challenges that may influence the promotion, protection and support to breastfeeding and presenting country experiences which we hope will result…
2 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 02 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization sent the islands of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States along with its regional neighbours, into a heightened form of anxiety when its Director General Dr Tedros declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Simultaneously, some of our Eastern…
1 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 01 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, the…
31 Jul 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 31 July 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — Caribbean nations are making efforts to strengthen COVID-19 testing as countries reopen their borders to regional and extra-regional travel. The PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries hosted a webinar to discuss Scaling up COVID-19 Testing in the Eastern Caribbean…
30 Jul 2020
New joint report states that economic recovery will only be possible by flattening the curve of contagion. It proposes three phases to control the pandemic, reactivate the economy with protection, and rebuild in an inclusive and sustainable way. Washington, DC, 30 July 2020 (PAHO/ECLAC)- A new joint report by the Economic Commission for Latin…
27 Jul 2020
On Friday 24th July 2020, representatives from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Trinidad and Tobago Country Office, the United Nations, The World Food Programme and the Canadian High Commission joined the Ministry of Health (MoH) to receive their shipment of approximately 12,000 kilograms of equipment for health…