Country News

13 Dec 2023
Montevideo, December 13, 2023. The Vice Minister of Health of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Eladio Pérez, and the special advisor to the country's Ministry of Health, Dr. Eddy Pérez Then, visited the Latin American Center for Perinatalogy - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLP/WR) and held a meeting with the center's director and advisors.…
11 Dec 2023
Montevideo, December 11, 2023. Within the framework of the Regional Forum: Alliance for Primary Health Care in the Americas, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, December 4-6, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, visited the Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLP/WR…
7 Dec 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 December 2023 (PAHO) - On 1 December, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced the passing of PAHO Director Emeritus Dr. Carissa F. Etienne. Shortly thereafter, PAHO was made aware of misinformation circulating in the Caribbean, via WhatsApp voice message, attributing her cause of death to the COVID-19…
5 Dec 2023
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) supports Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) in helping displaced persons in camps Port-au-Prince, December 05, 2023 - In the face of increasing internal displacement and the threat of cholera, the impact on the mental health of displaced individuals has become a major issue in PAHO/WHO'…
1 Dec 2023
1 December, 2023 — It is with great sadness today that we mourn the death of our former PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne.  Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, a native of Dominica, served as Director of PAHO and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional for the Americas from February 2013 to January 2023, died on 1 December 2023. “Dr. Etienne, who was a…
1 Dec 2023
Nassau, The Bahamas, 1 December, 2023 - The PAHO/WHO Country Office for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands participated in the inaugural #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay mental health expo. Hosted by the Ministry of Education, Technology, and Vocational Training (MOETVT), hundreds of students, from the private and public sector, gathered in the Ministry’…
30 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 30, 2023 (PAHO) – In order to promote reproductive health and empowering women in Suriname, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to conduct a pivotal two-day workshop on November 28 and 29, 2023…
30 Nov 2023
In 2023, the partnership between the government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched an initiative to improve the health of communities, women, and children by eliminating trachoma as a public health problem in the Region of the Americas. Within the framework of this initiative, activities will be supported in…
30 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 30, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Between November 13 and 24, 2023, Suriname has taken a significant step in combating malaria through a specialized initiative program aimed at enhancing malaria surveillance. The ten-day program, a joint effort by the PAHO Country Office in Suriname and the National Malaria Program of the Ministry of Health…