10 Jun 2021
On Wednesday, June 9th, a total of 300,000 surgical gloves and 18,000 pieces of surgical gowns were handed over to the Ministry of Health in care of the Bureau of Medical Supply Suriname (BGVS).  This necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is the second donation by the Canadian government this year and will be directed to the frontline…
10 Jun 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, June 10, 2021 (PAHO) - On Wednesday 09 June 2021, approximately two hundred and twenty (220) persons tuned in to the webinar on COVID-19 vaccination and International travel: the role of the vaccination passport and immunity certificate to revive the tourism economy in the Eastern Caribbean. Hosted by the PAHO/WHO…
10 Jun 2021
As on previous occasions, BIREME was present at the VI International Congress of Medical Education promoted by the Asociación Peruana de Facultades de Medicina (ASPEFAM), from May 25th to 29th of this year. The event, developed in an innovative way to meet current challenges regarding the virtual format, had the participation of 1,500 attendees…
8 Jun 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 June 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - Six fellows have been welcomed as the first cohort of a University of the West Indies (UWI) coordinated, one-year study to promote leadership in climate change and health.    Funded by the European Union (EU), it is one component of a five-year € 7 million project coordinated by the Pan…
7 Jun 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, 7 June 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health/World Health Organization collaborated with the privately-owned Balwant Singh Hospital (BSH) for the implementation of Perinatal Information System (SIP Plus) software in the facility. PAHO provided technical support by training the staff at the BSH on the SIP Plus software for the…
7 Jun 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 June 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - The Caribbean subregional program coordination office of the Pan American health Organization recently welcomed Mr. Dean Chambliss to the post of Subregional Program Director (CRB). He replaces the Subregional Program Coordinator, Mrs Jessie Schutt-Aine, who led the office from 2015. Mr Chambliss…
7 Jun 2021
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7 June, 2021 (PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO) – The theme of this year’s World Food Safety Day is: “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”. Its main objective is to promote actions to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. This is a special day to acknowledge the work of different actors in the food chain who are devoted…
2 Jun 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, 1 June 2021 (PAHO) -- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Guyana hosted a ceremony that celebrated the donation of COVID-19 medical and non-medical supplies and equipment procured with financial support from the Canadian government’s Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Programme-Health…
2 Jun 2021
The idea of creating a referential database of health legislation dates back to 1987, when the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO), in coordination with the Health Systems and Services Unit (HSS) of PAHO/WHO, published the regional thematic database – LEYES – operated in a network coordinated by…