2 Jul 2020
Belize City, Belize, July 2, 2020 (PAHO) - The European Union (EU) has reallocated 500,000 Euros from the existing “Health Sector Support Programme Belize Project” that is being implemented jointly by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health to support the Ministry of Health and the country’s response to COVID-19.…
2 Jul 2020
WHO provides this timeline of the Organization’s COVID-19 response activities for general information. WHO will update the timeline on a regular basis and in light of evolving events and new information. Unless noted otherwise, country-specific information and data are as reported to WHO by its Member States.  This timeline supersedes the…
2 Jul 2020
PAHO/WHO recently presented Dominica with a donation to help keep health officials on the right path as they battle the COVID-19 virus. The PAHO /WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, presented the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Investment with a Brand New Seven-Seater Suzuki Ertiga, to support its response to the…
28 Jun 2020
The Minister of Health, Antoine Elias officially handed over the "Final National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan" and "Final Comprehensive Need Lists Preparedness and Response for COVID-19" to PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell on 25 June 2020. The guidance principles in the planned comprehensive national strategic…
27 Jun 2020
The National Central Laboratory of the Bureau for Public Health is recognized and designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the National Influenza Health Center. On behalf of WHO the PAHO/WHO representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell officially handed over the relevant recognition letter signed by the PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne, to the…
25 Jun 2020
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) and USAID recently assisted the government of Antigua and Barbuda in their fight against COVID-19. PAHO presented the Ministry of Health with a five-seater 2020 Kia Seltos. Funding for this purchase was provided…
24 Jun 2020
24 June, 2020 - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Trinidad and Tobago Country Office recently donated 4,000 nasopharyngeal swabs and 6 laptops to the Ministry of Health to support their capacity for testing, collection, and processing of clinical and…
24 Jun 2020
Most of Barbados’ children may be out of the physical classroom in keeping with the COVID-19 pandemic health and safety protocols; but their health and nutritional needs continue to receive the utmost attention. On Wednesday 24 June 2020, PAHO/WHO hosted a webinar enabling the consultative process for the development of the National School…
17 Jun 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 17 June 2020 (PAHO) - This video produced by the PAHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC), demonstrates how to use PPEs in the clinical care of COVID-19 patients in an aerosol and non-aerosol generating environments