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10 Jun 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 9 June 2022 (PAHO) - Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Subregional Programme and University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Nursing recently carried out a site visit to assess the Associate Nursing Programme in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The activity followed a review of the Nursing Program…
8 Jun 2022
The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala (MPHSA), in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), carried out from May 7 to 28 of 2022 a health campaign to operate people affected by trachoma in Sololá to reduce the progression to visual impairment and eventual blindness.  The campaign benefited 212…
7 Jun 2022
June 7, 2022 – Though some may consider the theme for this year’s World Food Safety Day (WFSD), "Safer Food, Better Health”, obvious, few persons know that an estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year. And startlingly, children under 5 years old carry 40% of the…
7 Jun 2022
Each year in the region of the Americas 77 million people suffer from foodborne diseases (FBD). The international health organization works together with the countries of the region to strengthen their food control systems and emphasizes that this type of disease can be prevented. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 7th, 2022 (PANAFTOSA/SPV-PAHO/WHO) –…
6 Jun 2022
As part of the 3rd Week of the Colombia VHL, and the 24th National Congress on Updating and Training of Health Information Units – UNIRECS on 11 and 13 May 2022, the Window of Knowledge and Toolbox  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Colombia VHL was launched. The 3rd Colombia VHL Week and the 24th UNIRECS Congress aimed to generate…
3 Jun 2022
The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the PAHO GUY Country Office and a project supported by the Global Canadian Affairs Project, held a stakeholder meeting to discuss adolescent health issues, innovative strategies, and interventions  to improve adolescent health outcomes at the national and regional levels to meet the Sustainable…
2 Jun 2022
The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is holding its 2022 conference under the theme Managing Change and Resilience: Proactive Action in Caribbean Libraries, Museums and Archives. A pre-conference event held on May 26 brought the Virtual Health Library (VHL) Content roundtable, which featured…
1 Jun 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, June 1, 2022 (PAHO) - Primary healthcare workers play an important role in keeping communities safe through the delivery of routine and COVID-19 immunizations. Nurse Christine Smart-Guy, the public health nurse responsible for immunizations at the Kitson Town Health Centre in rural St. Catherine is proud to promote…
1 Jun 2022
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 12 May 2022 – During a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Health, PAHO/WHO's Country Representative, Dr. Erica Wheeler, handed over medical supplies valued at approximately USD $34,000.00 to the Minister of Health, The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh. The donation, made possible courtesy the Alma Jean Henry…