Country News

1 Mar 2024
Montevideo,  March 1, 2024 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year, about 8 million children are born with a birth defect in the world. Congenital anomalies cause 10 per cent of all newborn deaths and many of the babies who survive are at risk of carrying a lifelong disability if they do not have timely access to high-…
28 Feb 2024
Montevideo, 28 February 2024. "My experience at the workshop was life changing. I truly gained a lot of insight and knowledge that I can see benefiting my country and my profession for years to come. I gained extensive knowledge on contraception through the course and intensive skills through hands-on training. There was emphasis on knowledge…
26 Feb 2024
Bridgetown, Barbados, 26 February 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Wellness Barbados in a joint effort to promote health education at Agrofest 2024. Agrofest, an annual national agricultural exhibition was held from the 23rd to 25th of February 2024 at Queens Park…
26 Feb 2024
Bridgetown, Barbados, 26 February 2024 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), will convene a three-day workshop in Saint Lucia on the 26th to 28th February 2024, to review and discuss the new support that Gavi is giving to middle-income countries (MICs) for critical New Vaccine Introductions. Within…
20 Feb 2024
São Paulo, February 20, 2024 (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) - The evaluation and selection of Brazilian journals for the Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS) database represents a significant milestone in the scientific communication scenario among the countries of the Region. This annual process, coordinated in partnership…
20 Feb 2024
Bridgetown, Barbados, 20 February 2024 (PAHO/WHO) – In a survey of just over 1370 young people from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean countries and Trinidad and Tobago, 80% reported thinking about how climate impacts their health and almost 70% called for large scale efforts to tackle the effects of climate change on health.…
19 Feb 2024
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 19 February 2024: The PAHO/WHO GUY CO through the Improved Health of Women and Adolescent Girls in Situations of Vulnerability Project supported by Canada and the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) donated several items to the Ministry of Health to improve health outcomes of women,…
16 Feb 2024
February 16, 2024 (PAHO) - Bolivia initiates the implementation of the project "Improved health of communities, women, and children through the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in the Americas." Its commencement is marked by a coordination meeting of local stakeholders for the development of rapid trachoma assessments in the…
14 Feb 2024
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 12 February 2024 (PAHO) - Antigua and Barbuda are well on their way to detecting possible disease outbreaks, better positioning the nation to plan for and manage health issues. This advancement is the result of a partnership between the Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and…