6 Nov 2017
Port au Prince, Haiti, November 6 2017—The Third Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainability of the HIV Response "Road to Ending AIDS in LAC: Towards Sustainable Regional Fast-Track Targets" will be held in Port au Prince, Haiti, from 6th to 8th November 2017, organized by the Government of Haiti, UNAIDS, PAHO/WHO, people living with HIV…
30 Oct 2017
On 25-26 October, PAHO and the McGill University Collaborating Center co-hosted a regional meeting on indigenous wellness and suicide prevention, which was held in Montreal, Canada. The meeting’s objectives were to exchange experiences of wellness and suicide prevention at the community level; to investigate the development or revision of…
28 Aug 2017
Port-au-Prince, August 28, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO], Dr. Carissa Etienne, is making an official visit to Haiti this week to meet with Minister of Health of Haiti, Dr. Greta Roy Clément, and other national officials to follow-up on the progress of our technical cooperation as well as on previous…
8 Dec 2016
Only one focus of onchocerciasis (river blindness) persists in the Americas, on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. The disease is still present in 31 African countries and Yemen. Guatemala City, 8 December 2016 (PAHO/WHO)- A hundred years after Guatemalan ophthalmologist Rodolfo Robles established the causal relationship between…
11 May 2016
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 11 May 2016. Doctors at the Port of Spain General Hospital announced that they have saved the life of a mother in her thirties who started bleeding after delivery using their newly acquired skills gained at a recent PAHO training on Post-Partum Haemorrhage (PPH). This training was held only one month ago (…
19 Apr 2016
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 19 April 2016. Thirty Obstetricians and Midwives were trained to use live-saving procedures and devices to manage Post-Partum Haemorrahage (PPH) i.e. bleeding after delivering a baby, a leading cause of maternal deaths world-wide and in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants were also trained in the early diagnosis…
15 Oct 2015
Decades-long mass treatment by ivermectin of affected populations accelerated interruption of transmission. 14 October 2015 | Geneva – Mexico has become the third country in the world to be declared free of onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease that mainly affects poor people in rural areas. The announcement came days before the 2015 Nobel Prize…
10 Jul 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 10, 2015 - The second module of the One Health Leadership Series, launched in November 2014, was held in Runaway Bay, Jamaica on June 23rd to 26th. Thirty two leaders from the health, agriculture and environment sectors of twelve Caribbean countries took part in the module, with the theme “Interconnectivity…
14 Nov 2014
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, November 24th, 2014. On Tuesday, November 10th, the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations…