Country News

24 Nov 2021
MedCarib is a database comprising health information published in scientific journals from the English-speaking Caribbean countries and Suriname as a result of the cooperation of the MedCarib Network whose current coordinator is Victoria Cruishank-Taylor, from CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). This database also contributes with records to…
23 Nov 2021
Belize City, Belize, November 23, 2021 (PAHO) – To support Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in the workplace especially during COVID-19, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated several Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). “The COVID-19 pandemic has…
22 Nov 2021
Saint John’s, Antigua, 18 November 2021 [PAHO] — Antigua & Barbuda today received 19,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Spain via the COVAX Mechanism, a global initiative that aims to ensure equitable access to vaccines against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   Including this delivery…
20 Nov 2021
Montevideo, 20/10/2021- CLAP/PAHO/WHO- Two proposals from the Latin American Center for Pernatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WH) hosted in June of this year at PAHO's Virtual Public Health Campus have already reached more than 16,000 registrations each. One is the virtual and self-administered course on family planning, aimed at…
16 Nov 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, November 16, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Jamaica will join countries across the globe in observing World Antimicrobial Awareness Week from Thursday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 24 under the theme, Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance. The week of activities, which will feature local and international experts, was announced at a…
16 Nov 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, November 16, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Jamaica has joined 50 other countries to participate in the COP26 Health Programme, a global initiative to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems during the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26). The COP26 Health Programme is a partnership between the World Health Organization /…
16 Nov 2021
Belize City, Belize, November 16, 2021 (PAHO) – To strengthen Belize’s data collection and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated 50 tablets to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) for its vaccinators. These are in addition to the laptops, tablets, printers…
16 Nov 2021
The Virtual Health Library of Nicaragua (Nicaragua VHL) was launched in an online/in presence event on October 26, promoted by the Vice Dean of Education and the Directorate of the Library System of UNAN-Managua, in partnership with the PAHO/WHO Representation in Nicaragua and had the participation of BIREME/PAHO/WHO. The initiative will…
15 Nov 2021
Roseau, Dominica, November 12, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Recounting the global situation pertaining to Covid-19 outbreak in Dominica, Dr. Etienne affirmed that “although the situation is challenging, it is not hopeless”. “If our approach to defeating the virus is based on collective vision and individual responsibility, based on science and evidence,…