30 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 30, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – As part of its support to the implementation of the Belize National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment plan, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany are today donating to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). The Ministry of…
26 Apr 2021
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain holds an open call for researchers and medical professionals to develop semantic indexing systems for health-related texts in the Spanish language. This call for proposals uses bibliographic description data from the IBECS and LILACS databases, available at the Virtual Health Library (VHL), as…
25 Apr 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, April 24, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of the 5 health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…
22 Apr 2021
The National Medical Sciences Information Center and the National Council of Scientific Health Societies conducted the VII National Workshop on Scientific Publication in Health Sciences. The activity took place online from March 15 to 26, 2021, and had as central themes the quality of editorial management and the advances in the implementation of…
22 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 22, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) –As we celebrate World Malaria Day, the disease remains an important public health concern globally. In the Region of the Americas, Belize is one of the countries reporting zero malaria cases since 2019. Despite this achievement, urgent action is still required to keep the country on track to…
20 Apr 2021
Twenty-three years ago, the Latin American and Caribbean Health Information Network met and approved a new health information and knowledge management model, the VHL Model – the Virtual Health Library, idealized by Abel Packer, former director of BIREME/PAHO/WHO. At that time, it was not possible to grasp the size and strength of the proposed…
18 Apr 2021
Buenos Aires, 18 April 2021 (PAHO/WHO-UNICEF) – Argentina today received its second shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Oxford-AstraZeneca laboratory, acquired through the COVAX Facility. The Chief of country’s Cabinet of Ministers, Santiago Cafiero, along with Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti, UNICEF representative in Argentina Luisa Brumana…
14 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 14 April 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - As voting across CARICOM Member States to adopt the final draft of a CARICOM Regional Standard for labelling of pre-packaged foods – which incorporates octagonal front-of-package warning labelling – runs until 31 May 2021, the urgency of introducing octagonal front-of-package warning labelling…
12 Apr 2021
As part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Suriname, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / ​​World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Canadian government, has donated protective- as well as durable equipment to the Ministry of Health. These resources are intended for elderly care homes. The donation includes…