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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Here are some of the ways PAHO/WHO is responding in the Region of the Americas:

22 May 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 22 May 2020 - To increase the sensitivity-levels of the media to specific events and situations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and to enhance their capabilities in reporting through a fundamental understanding of the underlying issues, PAHO took the initiative to hold on the 19th and 21st of May 2020 two inter-…
12 May 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 12 May 2020 (PAHO) - This public service announcement produced by the PAHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC), demonstrates how to wash hands while conserving water, a precious resource.
11 May 2020
Asunción, May 11, 2020 (PAHO / WHO) -- Three educational centers for adolescents and young people deprived of liberty and three penitentiaries under the Ministry of Justice will strengthen their water and sanitation systems as part of Paraguay's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from the Pan American Health Organization / World…
8 May 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 May 2020 – The Caribbean credit union movement through its Foundation and the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions has donated US$115,000 to Caribbean credit unions, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to procure…
1 May 2020
Belize City, Belize, May 1, 2020 (PAHO) - To support the fight against COVID-19, PAHO/WHO Belize continues to donate equipment and much needed medical supplies to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Central Medical Laboratory (CML). On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, PAHO/WHO Representative to Belize, Dr. Noreen Jack, presented the Ministry of Health…
21 Apr 2020
"We (PAHO/WHO Belize Country Office) are teleworking,” said Dr. Jack. “We continue to support Belize, as the PAHO country office, providing technical cooperation. The work has not stopped; it has intensified." PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Noreen Jack appeared on the Love FM’s “COVID-19 Update Belize Show” on Monday, April 20, 2020.  As a…
21 Apr 2020
On Tuesday, 21 April 2020, the PAHO/WHO Office in Barbados presented Barbados with equipment to support its response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The donation, presented by Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries to Lt Col Honourable Jeffery Bostic, Minister of Health and Wellness,…
21 Apr 2020
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) joined the Ministry of Health in providing community volunteers with key information and skills to enhance their contribution as part of the local community network in the prevention and control of COVID-19. Most of the volunteers were from the Red Cross Association of…