11 May 2021
International Nursing Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, considered the pioneer of modern nursing. The theme for the 2021 campaign is "Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for the Future of Healthcare". In 2021, designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the…
10 May 2021
Belize City, Belize, May 10, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) through the PAHO Health Emergencies Department (PHE) is donating personal protective equipment (PPEs) and biomedical equipment to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Unit. The donation of oxygen concentrators is part…
10 May 2021
GEORGETOWN, 10 May 2021 – Guyana today received 38,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to…
30 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 30, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – As part of its support to the implementation of the Belize National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment plan, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany are today donating to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). The Ministry of…
26 Apr 2021
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain holds an open call for researchers and medical professionals to develop semantic indexing systems for health-related texts in the Spanish language. This call for proposals uses bibliographic description data from the IBECS and LILACS databases, available at the Virtual Health Library (VHL), as…
25 Apr 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, April 24, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of the 5 health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…
22 Apr 2021
The National Medical Sciences Information Center and the National Council of Scientific Health Societies conducted the VII National Workshop on Scientific Publication in Health Sciences. The activity took place online from March 15 to 26, 2021, and had as central themes the quality of editorial management and the advances in the implementation of…
22 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 22, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) –As we celebrate World Malaria Day, the disease remains an important public health concern globally. In the Region of the Americas, Belize is one of the countries reporting zero malaria cases since 2019. Despite this achievement, urgent action is still required to keep the country on track to…
20 Apr 2021
Twenty-three years ago, the Latin American and Caribbean Health Information Network met and approved a new health information and knowledge management model, the VHL Model – the Virtual Health Library, idealized by Abel Packer, former director of BIREME/PAHO/WHO. At that time, it was not possible to grasp the size and strength of the proposed…