Country News

19 Jan 2022
Two pharmaceutical refrigerators and a freezer were donated by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the government of Canada to the National Immunization Program, Bureau of Public Health (BOG) in Suriname to support the Expanded Program on Immunization. Paramaribo, 19 January 2022 (PAHO) – The BOG received the…
18 Jan 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados - 17 January 2022  -  The World Health Organisation’s mental health management guide 'Doing what matters in times of stress', has been adapted for the Caribbean and is now readily accessible to the region. It features relatable and simple activities, designed to help people of all ages to cope with adversity and…
18 Jan 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, January 18, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Federal Republic of Germany and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have partnered to bolster Jamaica’s health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a handover ceremony on Tuesday, January 18, 2021, Mr. Ian Stein, PAHO/WHO Representative in Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands and Mr…
17 Jan 2022
Between 2021 and 2022, the Pan American Journal of Public Health will implement a series of actions to commemorate its 100 years of life, a special celebration to precede the 120th anniversary of the Pan American Health Organization and its continuous work in favor of health in the Americas. In 1902, representatives from countries of the Americas…
15 Jan 2022
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 14 January 2022 [PAHO] — Guyana today received 28,800 doses of the Janssen Ad26COV2.S vaccine as part of the dose-sharing mechanism. under a project funded by Spain, through the COVAX Mechanism Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan…
14 Jan 2022
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated equipment and software to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), valued at more than US$30,000, to aid in bolstering health and wellness support for its members. The items were formally handed over to Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, by Mr. Ian Stein, AHO/World Health…
11 Jan 2022
The American Library Association awarded the prestigious “Choice” award to the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Research Database “in recognition of the value, quality, and scope that would not have been possible without the tireless dedication and determination of those involved”. The letter signed by Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist…
6 Jan 2022
Considering that the access and use of scientific evidence is essential to support decisions and interventions related to health, the workshop ‘Access and use of scientific information in health’ was held on November 16th for users of the Virtual Health Library (VHL) Nicaragua, organized by the PAHO/WHO Country Office in conjunction with the …
4 Jan 2022
BIREME, in cooperation with the National Workshop on Social Determinants of Health, Equity and Health Promotion of the Technical Unit on Determinants of Health, Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health of PAHO Brazil and a Working Group formed by more than 50 experts, which highlighted the general and transversal axes of the Commercial…