ECC Response to COVID-19

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The Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean prepares the region to face the COVID-19 epidemic. ECC also publishes situation updates on COVID-19 response in the Caribbean countries.


News Articles on ECC response to the COVID-19

7 Mar 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 March 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Since the summer of 2021 the COVID-19 vaccine continued to be rolled out in the Eastern Caribbean countries in a scenario of shortage of health care workers and a surge of COVID-19 cases related to variants of concerns (VOC).  The roll out and vaccine deployment, in the countries was also met…
26 Jan 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 26, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries hosted a webinar on "Ending the Acute Stage of the Pandemic in 2022: The State of COVID-19 response in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries", on Wednesday January 26, 2022. The purpose was…
16 Dec 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, December 15, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries hosted a webinar on the Variant of Concern (VOC) Delta to Omicron, Transmissibility, Severity, Impact of Social Mobility - What will drive future trends and Optimizing our response. The…
6 Dec 2021
2021 has been designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers in appreciation and gratitude for their dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, health care workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect us. Sadly, we have lost some of our health care workers and many have contracted…
22 Nov 2021
Saint John’s, Antigua, 18 November 2021 [PAHO] — Antigua & Barbuda today received 19,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Spain via the COVAX Mechanism, a global initiative that aims to ensure equitable access to vaccines against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   Including this delivery…
10 Nov 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 09, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - A show of continued partnership was demonstrated today when the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) handed over several essential supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados. In addition to providing Covid-19 countermeasure tools,…
27 Sep 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 25 September 2021 (PAHO) - Nearly eight thousand (8000) confirmed new Covid-19 cases have been reported over the last three weeks of September 2021 with a 52% increase from 4231 cases in the month of August 2021 from Barbados and 6 Eastern Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts…
24 Aug 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 August 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - Today, Barbados received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World…
9 Aug 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados - August 9, 2021 (PAHO) -The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) Office for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries is advising the public and health authorities to continue to take appropriate and urgent public health and social measures (PHSM) to safeguard lives due to an increase in…