PAHO-WHO Bahamas receives national award during the country’s 49th Independence Celebration

28 Jul 2022
PAHO-WHO receives award during 49th Bahamian Independence Celebration

This is the second award that the Country Office received for the year.

Nassau, Bahamas (July 27th, 2022) – Staff at the PAHO-WHO Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Country Office was ecstatic to receive this national award and be recognized for their contributions to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas highlighted the efforts, and lives, of those who selflessly worked to ensure the well-being of the public during one of the most challenging times in the world’s history. Honourees represented the public sectors, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other international agencies.  

PAHO/WHO continues to support governments, in The Bahamas and throughout the region, with monitoring vaccination coverage, enhancing health services, implementing electronic immunization information systems, acquiring vaccines, and promoting public health messages to ensure no one’s health is left behind.

Pictured above (left to right): US Embassy of The Bahamas, Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts; PAHO/WHO Country Representative for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr. Eldonna Boisson, Ambassador for the People's Republic of Chia, Dai Qingli; Bahamian Ambassador to CARICOM, Her Excellency Leslia Miller-Brice, Minister of Education, Technology and Vocational Training, Hon. Glennys Hanna-Martin; and Minister of National Security, Hon. Wayne Munroe.