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11 Aug 2022
Georgetown, Guyana, August 11, 2022 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the upgraded Leonora Cottage Hospital was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of five health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…
10 Aug 2022
10 August 2022 (PAHO)- On June 30th, the first National Meeting of the Paraguay VHL was held in person in Paraguay, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Representative of PAHO/WHO Paraguay, Dr. Marcelo Korc, and the consultant Econ were present at the meeting. Alejandra Carrillo, who will be the counterpart for the…
8 Aug 2022
8 August 2022 (PAHO)-  In 2022, LILACS, an information source for the Virtual Health Library (VHL), reached the mark of one million documents, which represents an achievement of real value, as it portrays competence, dedication, resilience, and the reality and challenges faced by the thousands of professionals who work in research and the…
8 Aug 2022
Manager Nursing RGD Mrs. Sharmila Ramdin, Director of the Ministry of Health Dr. Rakesh Gajadhar Sukul, departing Political Economic Chief of the US Embassy Mr. Aaron Jensen, and PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell during the handover. Suriname, August 08, 2022 (PAHO) – As part of a larger donation, made available through funds provided…
4 Aug 2022
Montevideo, 4th August 2022. Uruguay "has low maternal and neonatal mortality and a great access to sexual and reproductive health," said Suzanne Serruya, Director of the Latin American Centre for Perinatology (CLAP/WR) from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), who pointed out that it is "one of the countries with the best indicators…
3 Aug 2022
PAHO/WHO Country Program Specialist in Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Gemma Chery (right), handing over donated equipment to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealy-Thomas St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, August 3, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Antigua and Barbuda is taking the lead in the Eastern Caribbean Countries in its efforts to eliminate cervical cancer as…
2 Aug 2022
The first semester of 2022 was characterized by important results by BIREME/PAHO/WHO, which continues to support the countries of the Region with information and evidence for decision-making in health in the context of its Biennial Work Plan 2022-2023 (PTB 22-23) made up of more than 50 information projects/products and services grouped into four…
2 Aug 2022
Informative breastfeeding brochure handover by PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell during the opening of the Breastfeeding Week 2022 in Suriname Suriname, Aug 1, 2022 (PAHO) – Today at the Regional Health Department in Commewijne, Suriname, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) opened the World Breastfeeding Week with the theme:…
29 Jul 2022
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (PAHO) July 21, 2022.- The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) of the Dominican Republic received from the United States Government, through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), two isothermal containers with the objective of strengthening the cold chain for vaccines protection.…