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31 May 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 31 May 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Message by PAHO/WHO Representative, a.i. for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries – Dr Karen Polson Edwards More than ten years ago, Caribbean Leaders created history by getting the world to pay attention to their dilemma, the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which transcends…
31 May 2022
Kingston, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (PAHO) - A recent rapid assessment conducted by Jamaica's National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) reveals widespread use and access to tobacco vaping devices among youth in Jamaica. Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton pointed to worrying trends during the national World No Tobacco Day Youth Forum, held today at…
25 May 2022
Roseau, Dominica, 13 May (PAHO/WHO) - During the next few months, Dominicans will progressively note a change in the care they receive at the seven main health centres on the island. On Wednesday May 13th, 2022, the excited and enthusiastic technical and administrative team at the primary health care level, led by the Acting Minister of Health,…
19 May 2022
Group warm-up session during the Wan Gesontu Libi Health Fair & Walk Paramaribo, Suriname, 15 May, 2022 (PAHO) - As a part of World Health Day 2022 that was commemorated on 7 April, a joint effort was made, spearheaded by PAHO along with other UN agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP), the Ministry of Health and Bureau of Public Health to organize a…
17 May 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 17 May (PAHO/WHO) — Today we join the rest of the world in recognizing World Hypertension Day. World Hypertension Day is observed each year on May 17 with the aim to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. The Ministries of Health in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries, in…
16 May 2022
16 May 2022 — In an infodemia and misinformation reality, managers, health professionals, and patients seek reliable scientific information in the format and language needed for intervention through evidence-based policies and practices. Moreover, the adoption of mechanisms that provide transparency and reliability of research are in line with the…
12 May 2022
Montevideo, May 12 2022 (PAHO) - One in three pregnant women with COVID-19 who should have had access to an intensive care unit during the first two years of the pandemic failed to receive critical care, according to a collaborative research led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in eight Latin American countries and recently published…
9 May 2022
In order to promote the publication of scientific research results and clinical observation in Nicaragua and to train participants in the main concepts governing Scholarly communication in health sciences, a series of webinars on this topic was organized. The trainings are part of the Action Plan for the dissemination of the Nicaragua VHL, a…
5 May 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 28 April (PAHO/WHO) - In a National Awards Ceremony held on April 28, 2022, also recognized as Heroes Day in Barbados, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was presented with a Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award is presented to representatives of the country’s regional and international agencies, and…