Country News

28 Jun 2022
Belize City, Belize, June 28, 2022 (PAHO) – On Tuesday, June 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with funding support from the European Union (EU), hosted an inaugural meeting with key stakeholders to strengthen Climate Resilient Health Systems in Belize. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and…
27 Jun 2022
Bogotá, Colombia, 20 June 2022 -  Juliàn Estaban’s Law, Bill PL408/2021, was ratified by the Colombian government today after consultations with civil society, the World Health Organization and across government. The new law moves road and infrastructure design, vehicle safety standards, driver licensing and data on injuries in Colombia…
27 Jun 2022
The Ministry of Health Guyana, Adolescent Health Unit, in collaboration with the For the Children's Sake Foundation, PAHO/WHO Guyana CO, and the Global Affairs Project, hosted the Girl Empowerment Conference under the Theme “Empower Encourage and Inspire”. The conference was held on June 10th, 2022. The purpose of the conference was to equip and…
23 Jun 2022
The Brazil PAHO/WHO Country Office convened a National Stakeholders Meeting on Road Safety on 9 and 10 June 2022, in preparation for the High-Level Meeting (HLM)  to be held at the UN General Assembly on 30 June and July 1, 2022, under the theme “The 2030 horizon for road safety: ensuring a decade of action and deliveries”. The event brought…
22 Jun 2022
Honduras develops and implements actions to strengthen the Network and renew the Virtual Health Libraries (VHL) national portal. The result of these actions was presented at the event to launch the new Honduras VHL portal and to celebrate the International Day of Nursing Professionals, in recognition of the work of these professionals…
22 Jun 2022
Suriname, June 22, 2022 (PAHO) - In response to the flooding in the interior of Suriname, PAHO has provided support through the deployment of a two member Regional Response Team between 28 May and 11 June  2022. This emergency deployment was activated following a request from the Minister of Health (MoH) Suriname for assistance in the health…
18 Jun 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, June 18, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conducted a two-day training on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox for laboratory technicians from Jamaica, the Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and St. Lucia. The in-person training was held at the National Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday,…
16 Jun 2022
Belize City, Belize, June 16, 2022 (PAHO) – Through the “Health Sector Support Programme Belize” project, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the European Union (EU) donated a server and UPS to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). Establishing an electronic repository system at the MoHW will allow…
15 Jun 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, June 15, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - The PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries commenced the second season of the webinar series “Doing What Matters in Times of Stress” on Thursday June 9, 2021.   The series is hosted by in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Grenada, the European Union…