Country News

20 Dec 2021
More than 500 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 in The Bahamas since the start of the pandemic, according to a recent report published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). https://thenassauguardian.com/paho-more-than-500-healthcare-workers-caught-covid-19/
13 Dec 2021
The next steps to advance with the initiative of a subregional Caribbean Virtual Health Library (VHL) were discussed during the two coordinated online meetings that occurred on November 9th, and 11th- 12th in coordination with BIREME/PAHO/WHO, PWR Guyana, MedCarib Network Coordination. Sebastián Garcia Saiso, Director of the Department of…
10 Dec 2021
On Wednesday, 10 December, as part of Universal Health Day (UHD), which will be commemorated on Sunday, 12 December, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) hosted a webinar with experts from the region in the field of public health where the Acting Director of Public Health, Suriname, Dr. Rakesh Gajadhar Sukul shared a brief presentation.…
8 Dec 2021
GEORGETOWN 6 December 2021 – Guyana received 42,120 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Mechanism 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 (…
7 Dec 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, held an event on the use of evidence for the formulation of public health policies that took place from November 15 to 17. In the context of the program, the Regional Network EVIPNet Americas convened, which met to discuss and assess the challenges…
2 Dec 2021
Belize City, Belize, December 2, 2021 (PAHO) – To enable proper electronic data collection and to support rapid response teams and surveillance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated 17 Samsung Galaxy tablets to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) for use by contact tracers. As we continue the…
30 Nov 2021
On October 20, the 15th anniversary of the Virtual Health Library Network of Information and Knowledge (RIC VHL) was held via web conference. The RIC VHL is the result of the Technical-Scientific Information Management Project carried out in 2006 by the São Paulo State Department of Health (SES-SP) in partnership with BIREME/PAHO/WHO, with the…
26 Nov 2021
Montevideo, October 26, 2021- The Social Security Fund and the Ministry of Health of Panama (MINSA) have integrated perinatal data through SIP Plus, CLAP's digital tool that collects each pregnant woman’s key data, from the first antenatal visit to the hospital discharge of the mother and her newborn. This partnership will allow to provide care to…
25 Nov 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados - 25 November 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in collaboration with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat, today convened regional stakeholders, including representatives from member states, to finalise the development of the regional Noncommunicable Disease (NCD)…