Country News

28 Jul 2022
We highlight the results in the first year of execution in the context of the technical cooperation project between BIREME/PAHO/WHO and the Secretary of Health of the Municipality of São Paulo (SMS-São Paulo) for the updating and maintenance of the Secretary of Health of the Municipality of São Paulo Virtual Health Library (SMS São Paulo VHL) –…
27 Jul 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 27, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - In May 2022, multiple cases of monkeypox were identified in several non-endemic countries. To update Member States on the situation, the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) hosted an information session on monkeypox for all Ministry of Health focal points on 1 June…
26 Jul 2022
The course Leishmaniasis en las Américas: Diagnóstico y Tratamiento (Leishmaniasis in the Americas: Diagnosis and Treatment) is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in partnership with BIREME and the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) to train health professionals that work at…
19 Jul 2022
GEORGETOWN- 19 July 2022- Guyana Ministry of Health received a donation of 50 Midwifery Kits and 50 Infant Scales from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) through the Canada Global Affairs Project, which aims to improve the health of adolescent women across the ten administrative regions of Guyana.  …
18 Jul 2022
The Noncommunicable diseases and Mental Health (NMH) Unit collaborated with the Mental Health Unit, Ministry of Health, Guyana, for the conduct of a special meeting to discuss the current status of mental health activities in the country, review the progress of activities and interventions that have been implemented to improve mental well-being…
11 Jul 2022
Essential medicines are those that meet the priority health needs of a population. They are selected considering disease prevalence and public health relevance, evidence of efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness. Since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed model essential drug lists to serve as a guide for the…
11 Jul 2022
Suriname can save more than 3,500 lives, SRD 2.0 billion (US$ 268 million) in social and economic losses, and SRD 121 million (US$ 16.2 million)* in healthcare expenditures over the next 15 years by implementing a set of policy measures to address physical inactivity and reduce consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and salt; and by scaling up health…
6 Jul 2022
Belize City, Belize, July 6, 2022 (PAHO) - Belize is moving towards a digital transformation of its health sector. Through the EU-funded Health Sector Support Programme Belize Project, a Clinical Data Exchange Platform (CDEP) will be developed and implemented. This will allow interconnectivity and interoperability between various different…
5 Jul 2022
In the context of the Technical Cooperation Term 93 (TC93), the implementation of the Virtual Health Library (VHL) for Indigenous Populations is underway in demarcated areas, starting, at first with Brazil, but potentially at the regional level, in coordination with the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information/Pan…