Country News

22 Aug 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, August 22, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Mr. Ian Stein, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands is calling on business leaders to reenergize the country’s commitment to immunization, one of the most cost-effective public health interventions. The…
22 Aug 2022
Acting Deputy Director of Health Drs. Ritesh A. Dhanpat, Acting Director of Health Dr. Rakesh Gajadhar Sukul, Medical Doctor at the RGD and member of the HEARTS National Coordinating Team (NCT) Dr. Aloysius Koendjbiharie, PAHO/WHO Technical Officer for NCD Gloria Giraldo, PAHO/WHO Advisor Health System and Services Dr. Rosmond Adams, and PAHO/WHO…
19 Aug 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, August 18, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Although understanding and managing risks are at the core of health systems, climate variability and change bring new dimensions requiring training and capacity building to mainstream climate change concerns into health policies, strategies, and programs. Adaptation has been a critical component…
18 Aug 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 17 August 2022 (PAHO) - The first phase of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) communication campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Eastern Caribbean Countries has been a resounding success. The campaign, which began in October 2021 and concluded in June 2022, was…
16 Aug 2022
Belize City, Belize, August 16, 2022 (PAHO) - As Belize prepares to be certified as a malaria-free country later this year, for the elimination and post-elimination phase, it is critical that microscopists maintain a high level of competency and that policies and procedures are set in place to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the disease. The Pan…
11 Aug 2022
Georgetown, Guyana, August 11, 2022 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the upgraded Leonora Cottage Hospital was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of five health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…
10 Aug 2022
10 August 2022 (PAHO)- On June 30th, the first National Meeting of the Paraguay VHL was held in person in Paraguay, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Representative of PAHO/WHO Paraguay, Dr. Marcelo Korc, and the consultant Econ were present at the meeting. Alejandra Carrillo, who will be the counterpart for the…
8 Aug 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, August 8, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization alongside Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, and High Commissioner Judith Slater of the British High Commission planted Jamaica’s national tree, the Lignum Vitae (Guiacum Officinale), during a recent visit to…
8 Aug 2022
8 August 2022 (PAHO)-  In 2022, LILACS, an information source for the Virtual Health Library (VHL), reached the mark of one million documents, which represents an achievement of real value, as it portrays competence, dedication, resilience, and the reality and challenges faced by the thousands of professionals who work in research and the…