On July 23, monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO Director-General. As of October 3, there have been 68,265 confirmed global cases with 42,735 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas. Notably, cases have been reported in several Caribbean countries as well. Given the occurrence of cases of monkeypox in Caribbean countries, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is hosting two webinars on monkeypox for the Caribbean subregion. The first session will be on Friday, 28 October from 12:00 a.m. to 01:15 p.m. (EST, local time in Washington, D.C.)
Objectives: To present updated information about the epidemiological situation, and the latest PAHO/WHO infection, prevention and control (IPC), and clinical management recommendations, and to share the experiences of Caribbean countries in managing cases for monkeypox.
The Zoom platform will be used with the interpretation mode for English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
12: 00-12:05 Introduction - Dr. Omar Sued
12:05-12:15 Epidemiological situation and clinical management - Dr. Omar Sued
12:15-12:25 Infection prevention and control - Mrs. Kathryn Vogel Johnston
12:25-12:35 Laboratory status - Dr. Lionel Gresh
12:35-12.45 Vaccine status - Dr. Mirta Magarinos
12:45-13:05 Country experiences and lessons learned - Dr. Nicole Dawkins-Wright, MOH JAM
13:05-13:15 Q&A and closure - Dr. Omar Sued
Watch the webinar: HERE