Country News

29 Nov 2022
Belize City, Belize, November 29, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and its Collaborating Center on Nursing at the University of North Carolina (UNC) collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) and partners to strengthen nursing education to improve emergency preparedness in…
29 Nov 2022
Montevideo, 29 November 2022. In the region, 1.5 perinatal or neonatal deaths are registered for every 100 live births. This represents, annually, 100,000 newborn deaths and 131,000 stillbirths. However, a significant proportion of the causes of neonatal and fetal mortality are preventable. On November 21-24, the regional advisor on Neonatal…
28 Nov 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, November 28, 2022 – Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out. When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier this year, racist and stigmatizing…
28 Nov 2022
PAHO/WHO Suriname Health System and Services Advisor Dr. Rosmond Adams, and Radiographers during the one-week Digital Mammography Training in the Academic Hospital Paramaribo Suriname, November 28, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Suriname conducted a one-week mammography…
28 Nov 2022
Montevideo, November 28, 2022. On November 24 and 25, the workshop "Training of trainers in the use of community perinatal technologies that contribute to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality" was held in Panama City. The Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) has designed strategies and…
28 Nov 2022
Belize City, Belize, November 10, 2022 (PAHO) – To encourage consistent blood donation, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with funding support from the United States of America donated health promotional items to highlight the importance of sustained, year-round voluntary blood donation in saving lives in…
28 Nov 2022
The exhibition “Nanoarte”, which brings together more than 70 works produced from the capture of images of materials on a nanometric scale, in addition to an interactive panel available for visitors, made possible with the support of BIREME/PAHO/WHO, was inaugurated on September 19th at the Ministry of Health’s Cultural Center in Brasília.…
26 Nov 2022
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, conducted from November 22 to 24 at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, a three-day consultation meeting and workshop aimed towards strengthening health surveillance in Guyana, including the development of the country’s National…
26 Nov 2022
Georgetown, 26 November 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Following the recommendations of the Global Leprosy Strategy 2021-2030, the Ministry of Health has developed, in collaboration with PAHO, a project aimed at widening the leprosy services coverage through screening for early case detection, strengthening of contact tracing, and interruption of transmission…