26 July 2023 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is supporting The Bahamas health system's digital transformation and implementation of the Information Systems for Health (IS4H) framework. The country is progressing with the implementation of their medium term IS4H Strategic Plan, that includes the development of a national telehealth programme with a dedicated team for its execution and including the participation of key national health stakeholders.
To better support this initiative, PAHO/WHO recently donated to the Ministry of Health and Wellness telehealth equipment such as portable ultrasounds, electrographs, spot check monitors, and height and weight measuring equipment, that will contribute to the implementation of a telehealth pilot project in selected family islands. This equipment was facilitated by PAHO/WHO through the USA PLEDGE telehealth for Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative. PAHO/WHO will continue providing technical assistance to The Bahamas in the implementation of the telehealth programme.