5 Aug 2020
Washington D.C., August 5, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a warning against the use of chlorine products as treatments for COVID-19. “PAHO does not recommend oral or parenteral use of chlorine dioxide or sodium chlorite-based products for patients with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 or for anyone else.…
4 Aug 2020
Routine vaccination, care for diabetes, hypertension and HIV, and maternal health have all been impacted. Countries must adapt and ensure continuation of primary health services alongside pandemic response.  Washington D.C., August 4, 2020 (PAHO) — Health services are being disrupted in countries of the Americas as health workers are redirected…
2 Aug 2020
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 Caribbean Countries began reporting their first…
1 Aug 2020
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 World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other…
30 Jul 2020
New joint report states that economic recovery will only be possible by flattening the curve of contagion. It proposes three phases to control the pandemic, reactivate the economy with protection, and rebuild in an inclusive and sustainable way. Washington, DC, 30 July 2020 (PAHO/ECLAC)- A new joint report by the Economic Commission for Latin…
28 Jul 2020
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2020 (PAHO) —The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) considers that a specific diagnosis of health gaps and ways to facilitate access to prevention and health services for populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are needed, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, PAHO's Assistant Director, said yesterday in a meeting with…
27 Jul 2020
It is estimated that, thanks to vaccination, the Region of the Americas has already eliminated mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Washington, DC, 27 July 2020 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today urged that countries maintain essential prevention and treatment services for viral hepatitis during the COVID-19…
20 Jul 2020
This webinar, hosted by the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries was for the health, tourism, immigration, and other relevant sectors to share experiences and provide technical guidance.   The expected outcome was to build a common understanding on decision-making process for resuming non-essential travel…
17 Jul 2020
As the pandemic deepens economic and social stress, violence against women intensifies, with serious consequences for their mental health. San José, Costa Rica, 17 July 2020 (PAHO) -- Women leaders in Latin America today advocated integrating mental health into the COVID-19 pandemic response and called for a significant increase in investment in…