26 Mar 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 25 March 2021 (PAHO / WHO) -  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have joined the University of the West Indies (UWI ) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC), as the latest agencies…
24 Mar 2021
PAHO/WHO, through the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, which is part of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (BIREME/EIH) and the PAHO offices in Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru, invites to participate virtually at the launch of the e-BlueInfo version 2.0 application. e-…
23 Mar 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 23 March 2021 (PAHO) - The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered social stigma and discriminatory behavior against persons who have contracted the COVID-19 virus, those who have been in contact with such persons, as well as any person who has been perceived to have come in contact with the virus.  This negative association…
23 Mar 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, March 23, 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - To assist country officials to better understand the concerns, attitudes and intended practices of Caribbean health care workers regarding COVID-19 vaccines, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) subregional Caribbean office has launched a survey which will inform a targeted regional…
23 Mar 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 23 March, 2021 – A Cayman Islands-based journalist who wrote an article examining  the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of teenagers, has won the PAHO/CDB/CBU Award “Celebrating Responsible Coverage of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support During COVID-19”. Daphne Ewing-Chow was adjudged winner in…
22 Mar 2021
During a Handover Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, officials of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Ministry of Health and Public Hospital Authority received a donation of 1,020 COVID-19 tests in a continued response to the pandemic. The test kits were secured via a Grant from the Canadian Government. In…
21 Mar 2021
On Friday 19 March 2021, approximately one hundred and ninety (190) persons tuned in to the webinar on the clinical management of COVID-19 in health facilities and the community.  Hosted by the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, it was conducted on the backdrop of an increasing number of severe COVID-19 cases in…
21 Mar 2021
El Alto, Bolivia, 21 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO/UNICEF) - Bolivia today received 228,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort involving the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American…
21 Mar 2021
Brasilia, Brazil, March 21, 2021 - Today Brazil will receive 1,022,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Mechanism, a global effort by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and…