Country News

30 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 30, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In an effort to address the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Communicable diseases in Suriname, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Suriname hosted a two-day workshop on November 29 and 30, 2023 for various health stakeholders and policy makers. The workshop focused on integrating…
29 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 29, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In a significant step towards combating cervical cancer, PAHO Suriname and the National Immunization Program hosted a two-day Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine training on November 23rd and 24th, 2023, at the Conference Room of Hotel Jacana. Cervical cancer, ranking as the fourth most common cancer among…
28 Nov 2023
Nassau, The Bahamas - 28 November, 2023 - The Bahamas Ministry of Health and Wellness in collaboration with PAHO/WHO observed World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2023. A series of webinars were hosted to make the public aware of the challenges surrounding Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and to remind healthcare workers of the role they play…
27 Nov 2023
Washington, DC, November 27, 2023 (PAHO) – The PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR-ECC), Dr. Amalia Del Riego, presented her credentials to Antoine Michon, Charge d’affaires, a.i, representing the French Ambassador Jean-Marie Bruno. The meeting took place at the French Embassy in Washington D.C.  Dr…
27 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 27, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – On November 22 & 23, a two-day workshop was hosted in Suriname regarding the tobacco industry interference organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Suriname. The primary focus was to enhance the nation's capability in countering the pervasive influence of the tobacco industry, with a…
27 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 27, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In an effort to bolster its public health framework, Suriname is hosting a critical workshop from November 20 to 24, 2023, focusing on strengthening its capabilities in handling Zoonotic Diseases (C12) and ensuring Food Safety (C13). This workshop, a part of the International Health Regulations (IHR)…
27 Nov 2023
Guyana continues to prioritize the development of local capacities in the areas of health and information, in order to strengthen its healthcare system and improve the quality of life of the population. In October, PAHO Guyana with EIH and BIREME facilitated training on accessing and using the VHL and Research4Life platforms to support the…
24 Nov 2023
Nassau, The Bahamas - 24 November, 2023 — The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Mental Health Unit, the PAHO/WHO Country Office for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and The Bahamas Psychological Association hosted a media sensitization training. Under the theme, ‘The Role of the Media in Mental Health Reporting, representatives from the…
23 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 23, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Suriname, like many countries, faces a significant challenge in maternal and newborn health, with a maternal mortality rate (MMR) that stands higher than desired. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the Ministry of Health in Suriname, with technical support from the Pan American Health Organization (…