2 Sep 2021
On Thursday, August 12, the Ministry of Health in Suriname received a donation of 30 oxygen concentrators to support patient care in the current COVID-19 situation in Suriname. The donation came at an extremely opportune time, as transmission of the virus has unfortunately continued to increase over the past 4 weeks. The oxygen concentrators were…
1 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 01, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project Phase II Project, supported by the United Kingdom Department for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO), the British High Commission and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)…
1 Sep 2021
The launching of the Portugal Nursing Virtual Health Library (VHL), transmitted online from the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra on July 9, was part of the International Meeting of Scientific Publishing, an initiative within the framework of the Strategic Axis of Development of the Research Unit in Health Sciences: Nursing (UCISA…
31 Aug 2021
La Paz, August 31, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- The Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports (MSD for its acronym in Spanish), together with the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WRH), the Representation of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Bolivia, and the Bolivian Society…
31 Aug 2021
Montevideo, September 3, 2021- The Perinatal Information System (SIP, for its acronym in Spanish) has a long history in Panama. Since 1983 it has been operational in the country’s most important maternity hospitals, including the Santo Tomás Hospital of the Ministry of Health of Panama, located in the capital. This health care center (which is…
31 Aug 2021
The II World Summit of Traditional and Complementary Medicine: Towards an Integrative Medicine, held between July 16 and 25, was marked by the participation of more than 180 renowned speakers from 30 countries. With the aim of sharing relevant experiences, creating the possibility of knowing different realities of each region of the…
30 Aug 2021
In a meeting attended by the teams of the Ministry of Health (Executive Secretary and Secretary of Primary Health Care), PAHO Brazil, and BIREME, held on July 13, BIREME presented the results obtained in the scope of the Second Term of Adjustment to the Term of Cooperation 93 (TA2/TC93) that are part of the results report for the first half of…
26 Aug 2021
Belize City, Belize, August 26, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Through the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the European Union Directorate-General for International Partnerships (formerly EU-DEVCO) donated a 16-module GeneXpert machine to the Central Medical Laboratory (CML)/Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) as part…
26 Aug 2021
Dementia is more commonly observed among older persons but it is not a natural part of aging. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 5 - 8% of people 60 years and older live with dementia. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes dementia as a global public health priority. It defines dementia as an umbrella term for several diseases…