Country News

18 Jan 2023
Nurse Samanta Toney working in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit in 's Lands Hospital in Suriname. Suriname, January 18, 2023 (PAHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2021 as the Year of Health and Care Workers, in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO as…
13 Jan 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 13 January 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - The Government of Barbados, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will host a High-Level technical meeting on January 17-18, at the Hilton Resort Barbados on noncommunicable diseases (NCDS) and mental health in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to…
9 Jan 2023
The PAHO/WHO Knowledge Management (KM) area is part of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH), which also includes BIREME. Among its workstreams is the Digital Literacy activity, which promotes periodic training for staff in PAHO/WHO Offices and Centers in the context of the Research4Life Program…
2 Jan 2023
In November 2022, the Nursing Virtual Health Library – Nursing VHL (available in Spanish and Portuguese) – brought together two of its important governance committees: the International Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee of Brazil. The 2nd Meeting of the International Advisory Committee, called XV Reunión de la Red…
30 Dec 2022
Official handover of the two generators with RGD Staff at the Ellen Clinic in Commewijne, Dr. Mohamed Saharie, Nurse Chrichlow, and Mr Soegriem Kisoensingh along with Catherine Griffith from the US Embassy Suriname, and Alejandro Caballero from PAHO Suriname. Suriname, December 30, 2022 (PAHO) – The PAHO/WHO office in Suriname, with funding…
22 Dec 2022
Deputy Director of Health Dr. Ritesh Dhanpat, Minister of Health Dr. Amar Ramadhin, and President Santokhi viewing the Chronic Care Passport.Suriname, December 22, 2022 (PAHO) – As part of the HEARTS initiative in Suriname, the HEARTS National Coordination Team led by the Minister of Health Dr. Amar Ramadhin, the Director of Health Dr. Rakesh…
21 Dec 2022
Montevideo, December 21, 2022. Obstetrician gynecologist, Pamela Saravia, is one of the 62 people graduated as trainers in Immediate Post Obstetric Event Contraception (AIPEO) techniques by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This training not only provides her with tools for clinical practice with users, but also enables her to be a…
16 Dec 2022
The inauguration of a new modernized and fully functional ambulatory emergency room at the Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix (HUP) took place this Thursday, December 15, 2022, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr Ariel Henry, the Minister of Health, Dr. Alex Larsen, the Director of the Department of Health Emergencies of PAHO, Dr. Ciro Ugarte…
16 Dec 2022
The 6th National Conference on Indigenous Health (CNSI) took place from November 14 to 18, 2022, in Brasília, promoted by the National Health Council (CNS) and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health Care (SESAI). BIREME participated in the event through the PAHO/WHO Brazil booth, where it made presentations to promote products and…