8 Jul 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 08 July 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — As a public health emergency of international concern, the COVID-19 pandemic (caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus) has drawn global attention and response. Because of this, many countries in the Eastern Caribbean have initiated a range of measures to mitigate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2…
6 Jul 2020
Belize City, Belize, July 6, 2020 (PAHO) - As Belize strives to be prepared for the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Governments of the United Kingdom and Canada collaborated with the Pan American Health Organization to support the Ministry of Health of Belize to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through the donation of…
2 Jul 2020
Belize City, Belize, July 2, 2020 (PAHO) - The European Union (EU) has reallocated 500,000 Euros from the existing “Health Sector Support Programme Belize Project” that is being implemented jointly by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health to support the Ministry of Health and the country’s response to COVID-19.…
2 Jul 2020
São Paulo, Brazil, 02 July 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — With the theme "The importance of working within networks in the health area", the first of a series of six webinars for the Networks that make up the Brazilian Health Sciences Information Network (Brazil VHL Network) took place on June 4th. The initiative is part of the cooperation established between…
2 Jul 2020
WHO provides this timeline of the Organization’s COVID-19 response activities for general information. WHO will update the timeline on a regular basis and in light of evolving events and new information. Unless noted otherwise, country-specific information and data are as reported to WHO by its Member States.  This timeline supersedes the…
2 Jul 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 02 July 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — PAHO/WHO recently presented Dominica with a donation to help keep health officials on the right path as they battle the COVID-19 virus. The PAHO /WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, presented the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Investment with a Brand New Seven-Seater…
28 Jun 2020
The Minister of Health, Antoine Elias officially handed over the "Final National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan" and "Final Comprehensive Need Lists Preparedness and Response for COVID-19" to PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell on 25 June 2020. The guidance principles in the planned comprehensive national strategic…
27 Jun 2020
The National Central Laboratory of the Bureau for Public Health is recognized and designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the National Influenza Health Center. On behalf of WHO the PAHO/WHO representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell officially handed over the relevant recognition letter signed by the PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne, to the…
26 Jun 2020
Port of Spain, Trinidad, 26 July 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, has expressed her gratitude to the Government of Canada for its contribution to PAHO's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the region. The contribution of USD$5.3 million will benefit a total of fifteen Caribbean…