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17 May 2022
Today we join the rest of the world in recognizing World Hypertension Day. World Hypertension Day is observed each year on May 17 with the aim to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. The Ministries of Health in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries, in collaboration with key stakeholders, will be…
16 May 2022
In an infodemia and misinformation reality, managers, health professionals, and patients seek reliable scientific information in the format and language needed for intervention through evidence-based policies and practices. Moreover, the adoption of mechanisms that provide transparency and reliability of research are in line with the practices of…
12 May 2022
Montevideo, May 12 2022 (PAHO) - One in three pregnant women with COVID-19 who should have had access to an intensive care unit during the first two years of the pandemic failed to receive critical care, according to a collaborative research led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in eight Latin American countries and recently published…
9 May 2022
In order to promote the publication of scientific research results and clinical observation in Nicaragua and to train participants in the main concepts governing Scholarly communication in health sciences, a series of webinars on this topic was organized. The trainings are part of the Action Plan for the dissemination of the Nicaragua VHL, a…
5 May 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 28 April (PAHO/WHO) - In a National Awards Ceremony held on April 28, 2022, also recognized as Heroes Day in Barbados, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was presented with a Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award is presented to representatives of the country’s regional and international agencies, and…
4 May 2022
Brasilia, 4 May 2022 (PAHO) – Health authorities, managers, experts, and technical health surveillance teams have shared today (4) in the city of Brasilia, Brazil, experiences of 27 central public health laboratories of all Brazilian states, 13 laboratories located in border areas and 3 National Influenza Centres. The 1st National Exhibition of…
3 May 2022
Belmopan, Belize, May 3, 2022 (PAHO) – This morning, on the occasion of a working visit to Belize, Mr. Aniceto Rodriguez-Ruiz, European Union (EU) Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Belize and The Bahamas, visited Community Health Workers (CHWs) at the Belmopan site and handed over supplies. The recipients are benefiting from…
2 May 2022
The technical cooperation program of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) is characterized by the Virtual Health Library (VHL), which in March 2022 completed 24 years of operation in the countries of the Region. The VHL is an…
2 May 2022
Montevideo, 02/05/2022- The questions and answers (Q&As) that you can download below are based on the most recent interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by WHO under Emergency Use Listing (EUL)a as of 15 February 2022 ((Pfizer–BioNTech…