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20 Apr 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, April 20, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Jamaica received critical medical equipment and laboratory test kits valued at JM$40 Million to support its COVID-19 response from the Pan America Health Organization. The donation includes high flow nasal oxygen devices, oxygen flow meters, pulse oximeters, medicine and emergency trolleys, nebulizers…
20 Apr 2022
The PAHO/WHO Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands Country Office, the University of The Bahamas (UB), and the Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. were awarded the Educational Programme of the Year Award by the National Pan Hellenic Council. This honour was bestowed after the successful completion of the Life After COVID-19…
13 Apr 2022
PAHO/WHO Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands Country Office hosted its 1st World Health Day Film Festival. Under the theme “Our planet. Our health.”, this year’s observation of World Health Day on 7 April 2022 challenged us to reimagine our world for a healthier tomorrow. The Office of The Prime Minister (OPM), in conjunction with the Ministry…
11 Apr 2022
Using the One Health Approach, the Office of The Prime Minister (OPM), in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and the University of The Bahamas will facilitate a World Health Day Multigovernmental…
8 Apr 2022
Guyana is moving forward towards the reduction of maternal deaths, through the initiative of Zero Maternal Death from Hemorrhage and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, despite the challenges in the remote hinterland area Family planning is one of the pillars of strategies to end preventable maternal mortality. Contraceptive methods reduce…
7 Apr 2022
President Santokhi with PAHO/WHO representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, and the Minister of Health Amar Ramadhin (Left to right) at the opening of the first Open-Air Gym in Commewijne opened on World Health Day 2022 The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) provided funds to support the request by the Ministry of Health in Suriname to…
7 Apr 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 April (PAHO/WHO) Staff of the Barbados office of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today came together to start a kitchen garden and take part in a quiz to mark World Health Day under the theme, Our Planet, Our Health. With many staff not working from the office for just over two years because of the pandemic,…
7 Apr 2022
Montevideo, 04/06/2022 (CLAP/PAHO)- More than 50 people participated in the kickoff of the diploma course on the Health Promotion and Empowerment for Maternal and Neonatal Health (ProSaMNe, for its acronym in Spanish), a technical cooperation tool promoted by the Latin American Center for Perinatology (CLAP) of the Pan American Health…
7 Apr 2022
World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.  Each year for this date, a theme is chosen that highlights an area of priority concern for WHO. In the face of the current pandemic, a polluted planet, and an increasing incidence of diseases,…