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31 Jan 2023
PAHO/WHO Technical Officer, Tropical and Vector-borne Diseases Oscar Mesones Lapouble and Malaria Elimination Advisor, Dr. Blanca Escribano with Dr Hélène Hiwat at the 4th Global Forum of Malaria-Eliminating Countries Suriname, January 31, 2023 (PAHO) –At the invitation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health Suriname…
30 Jan 2023
World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day will be observed on January 30 as the first global health day of the year. The day, first designated in 2020, highlights diseases that receive little investment from global funders; a reality that needs to be changed. Many of these diseases are known to us such as dengue, chikungunya, zika (known as…
30 Jan 2023
Following WHO guidelines in its strategy for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (TCIM), PAHO/WHO Brazil, in partnership with BIREME, held a webinar on the last December 13th to publicize two important initiatives that contribute to the strengthening and integration of TCIM into health systems and services in the Americas and…
27 Jan 2023
Jamaican adolescents in St. Catherine are set to participate in the World Health Organization’s global health project, 'Empowering Adolescents to Lead Change using Health Data'. Three other locations were selected worldwide in Ghana, India, and Morocco. The project presents a rare opportunity for adolescents to have their say in global health…
26 Jan 2023
Belize City, Belize, January 26, 2023 (PAHO) - The One Health Committee of Belize in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and funding support from the United States Government awarded three health personnel and three tertiary level students for placing in the “Belize is Antimicrobial Aware!”…
25 Jan 2023
Washington D.C. 25 January 2023 – Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director-elect of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will be sworn in during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. next Tuesday 31 January 2023. Dr. Barbosa, a national of Brazil, was elected by PAHO Member States in September…
23 Jan 2023
23 January 2023 —  On December 15th and 16th, 2022, a meeting was held on the 2022 results of TA6 and TA9 on the Term of Cooperation 95, between PAHO/WHO Brazil, via BIREME, and Brazil’s Ministry of Health. In addition, the current year’s TA4/TC93 results were also shared. The meeting was coordinated by the Director of BIREME, João Paulo…
19 Jan 2023
19 January 2023 -- The year 2022 was marked by a series of successes and challenges for the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO). Still under the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and in a partial remote work regime since October, BIREME has advanced in its mission to support the countries of the…
18 Jan 2023
Nurse Samanta Toney working in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit in 's Lands Hospital in Suriname. Suriname, January 18, 2023 (PAHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2021 as the Year of Health and Care Workers, in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO as…