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…
19 Mar 2021
Asunción, 19 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO/UNICEF) - Paraguay today received 36,000 doses of AstraZeneca Bioscience COVID-19 vaccines, produced in the Republic of Korea, through the COVAX Mechanism, a global effort involving the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), the United…
19 Mar 2021
Belize City, Belize, March 19, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the European Union (EU) funded Health Sector Support Programme, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) facilitated site visits for prospective contractors for the retrofitting of the Punta Gorda and Corozal Community Hospitals and Southern Regional Hospital…
18 Mar 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 March 2021 (PAHO) - On 9th February 2021 Contractor Kee-Chanona / Sonrise JV started the retrofitting works at Richmond Home for the Elderly and the Central Medical Stores in Grenada as part of the Smart Hospital project.  Both critical healthcare facilities will be strengthened to meet present and future risks caused…
18 Mar 2021
Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean project Belize City, Belize, March 18, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, PAHO/WHO Belize and the British High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Claire Evans, visited the San Ignacio Community Hospital, one of five health facilities in Belize being…