14 Aug 2020
Washington, D.C., August 14, 2020 (PAHO) — While Countries of the Americas have implemented innovative strategies to boost immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about risk of exposure, as well as challenges accessing services during lockdown, have led to a reduction in vaccination coverage, a series of internal surveys…
14 Aug 2020
“Through HEARTS we propose to improve the health of a cohort of patients with Cardiovascular and other Non-Communicable Disease in St Lucia”.  These were the sentiments echoed by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sharon Belmar-George at the Webinar hosted by the PAHO Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Offices on July 7, 2020. The HEARTS initiative was…
12 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 12 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — Since 1999, International Youth Day is celebrated on the 12th of August.  It gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives, as well as their meaningful engagement in enriching national institutions and processes. This year the theme…
12 Aug 2020
Georgetown, Guyana, Aug 12 2020 – This morning, the Ministry of Health received a number of medical supplies donated by PAHO/WHO and the Government of Canada.  These donations received will equip the frontline workers in response to COVID-19 in an effort to flatten the curve in the country.  Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative…
12 Aug 2020
Georgetown, Guyana, Aug 12, 2020—Every year, International Youth Day, an initiative of the United Nations and global partners, is commemorated on 12 August. The theme for this year is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. However, in Guyana for this year 2020, the International Youth Day celebrations focus on ‘Children and Adolescent Mental Health…
7 Aug 2020
Nassau, Bahamas, 07 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - On 06 August 2020, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated laboratory equipment, COVID-19 tests, laptops, mobile phones and modems to the Ministry of Health (MOH) of The Bahamas. At a ceremony held  at MOH’s Head Office, Dr. Esther de Gourville, PAHO/World Health Organization…
7 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 07 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - This webinar, hosted by the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries was organized to generate a forum for discussing the current challenges that may influence the promotion, protection and support to breastfeeding and presenting country experiences which we hope will result…
2 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 02 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization sent the islands of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States along with its regional neighbours, into a heightened form of anxiety when its Director General Dr Tedros declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Simultaneously, some of our Eastern…
1 Aug 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 01 August 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, the…