Country News

30 Nov 2021
On October 20, the 15th anniversary of the Virtual Health Library Network of Information and Knowledge (RIC VHL) was held via web conference. The RIC VHL is the result of the Technical-Scientific Information Management Project carried out in 2006 by the São Paulo State Department of Health (SES-SP) in partnership with BIREME/PAHO/WHO, with the…
26 Nov 2021
Montevideo, October 26, 2021- The Social Security Fund and the Ministry of Health of Panama (MINSA) have integrated perinatal data through SIP Plus, CLAP's digital tool that collects each pregnant woman’s key data, from the first antenatal visit to the hospital discharge of the mother and her newborn. This partnership will allow to provide care to…
25 Nov 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados - 25 November 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in collaboration with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat, today convened regional stakeholders, including representatives from member states, to finalise the development of the regional Noncommunicable Disease (NCD)…
24 Nov 2021
MedCarib is a database comprising health information published in scientific journals from the English-speaking Caribbean countries and Suriname as a result of the cooperation of the MedCarib Network whose current coordinator is Victoria Cruishank-Taylor, from CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). This database also contributes with records to…
23 Nov 2021
Belize City, Belize, November 23, 2021 (PAHO) – To support Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in the workplace especially during COVID-19, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated several Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). “The COVID-19 pandemic has…
22 Nov 2021
Saint John’s, Antigua, 18 November 2021 [PAHO] — Antigua & Barbuda today received 19,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Spain via the COVAX Mechanism, a global initiative that aims to ensure equitable access to vaccines against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   Including this delivery…
20 Nov 2021
Montevideo, 20/10/2021- CLAP/PAHO/WHO- Two proposals from the Latin American Center for Pernatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WH) hosted in June of this year at PAHO's Virtual Public Health Campus have already reached more than 16,000 registrations each. One is the virtual and self-administered course on family planning, aimed at…
16 Nov 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, November 16, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Jamaica will join countries across the globe in observing World Antimicrobial Awareness Week from Thursday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 24 under the theme, Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance. The week of activities, which will feature local and international experts, was announced at a…
16 Nov 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, November 16, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Jamaica has joined 50 other countries to participate in the COP26 Health Programme, a global initiative to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems during the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26). The COP26 Health Programme is a partnership between the World Health Organization /…