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In times of emergency, one of the main elements to consider is information, which is important for both the prevention and response stages. According to Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization, “timely and evidence-based information are the best vaccine against rumors and misinformation.”[1] Currently, there…
COVID-19 disease has proven to be highly dynamic, with daily changes in its understanding, even though almost 5 months have passed since the awarness of its existence. This tool has a software that allows the creation of a local and national database for the health surveillance of pregnant women and newborns in this context and to provide key…
Geneva, 18 May 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—"We have watched how COVID decimated rich and powerful nations with strong curative care systems—killing their people, over running their health care systems, and halting business. And so early on, CARICOM decided that we cannot fight the illness, and that we had to delay the arrival of COVID-19 into the region as…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 12 May 2020 (PAHO) - This public service announcement produced by the PAHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC), demonstrates how to wash hands while conserving water, a precious resource.
Asunción, May 11, 2020 (PAHO / WHO) -- Three educational centers for adolescents and young people deprived of liberty and three penitentiaries under the Ministry of Justice will strengthen their water and sanitation systems as part of Paraguay's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from the Pan American Health Organization / World…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 May 2020 – The Caribbean credit union movement through its Foundation and the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions has donated US$115,000 to Caribbean credit unions, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to procure…
An expected behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in access and use of social media by all age groups and segments of society. If, before social isolation measures, it was common to observe people at any time with their attention focused on the screen of their smartphones, from a distance, this habit increased considerably. The…
Belize City, Belize, May 1, 2020 (PAHO) - To support the fight against COVID-19, PAHO/WHO Belize continues to donate equipment and much needed medical supplies to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Central Medical Laboratory (CML). On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, PAHO/WHO Representative to Belize, Dr. Noreen Jack, presented the Ministry of…
Bridgetown, Barbados 30 April 2020 - As part of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) commitment to support the response to Coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) pandemic in Barbados, the Health Emergencies Department of PAHO donated one ventilator with cruiser cart to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO…