9 Mar 2020
Peru has just taken a further step that will help to protect public health from the harms of tobacco continuing on a path which started a few years back to discourage their consumption and avert related health care costs through taxation. A modification of the methodology to calculate the amount-specific excise tax on cigarettes has been…
6 Mar 2020
Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Pan American Health Organization\World Health Organization (PAHO\WHO) country office in Barbados, has been informing its partners and stakeholders on the current situation and general preparedness for the virus This information sharing continued on Tuesday 3 March 2020, when staff of the…
5 Mar 2020
Wednesday 4th March, 2020, Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, St George’s, Grenada - Dr Yitades Gebre Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR/ECC) made a courtesy call to the Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business, the…
5 Mar 2020
Quito, Ecuador - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the HEARTS Initiative, advocates the use of validated electronic devices in order to improve the accuracy of blood pressure  (BP) measurement, as it is key to the correct diagnosis and control of hypertension. To this end, it is necessary to have a regulatory framework…
5 Mar 2020
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Belize Ministry of Health met to discuss an operational plan for COVID-19 response. In attendance was the PAHO/WHO Belize COVID-19 Incident Management Team led by PWR Dr. Noreen Jack and key members of the Ministry of Health including…
3 Mar 2020
On 26th – 27th February, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health facilitated visits to three (3) health facilities in Belize as part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Isabel…
3 Mar 2020
3 March 2020 - The Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPSSR) course 2019 is now available, the objective of which is to provide skills to implement new Maternal and Perinatal Death Audit Committees or strengthen existing committees. Understanding the basic concepts of maternal and perinatal mortality, the data and…
29 Feb 2020
On Thursday 28 February 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus met at the PAHO/WHO Barbados office, to discuss collaborating on the development of joint courses in Public Health for a certificate program, including a program in Universal Access to Health and Universal Health…
28 Feb 2020
The National Public Health Reference Lab (NPHRL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and PAHO/WHO Guyana Country Office provided training in February 2020 for the Implementation of the new coronavirus (COVID19) detection in Guyana. Four laboratory technicians from NPHRL and two laboratory technicians from the Guyana…