12 Jun 2020
To continue supporting Belize with its efforts to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, PAHO/WHO Belize made another donation to the Ministry of Health. This is an effort to strengthen the country’s health system and to keep Belize prepared in the event of a second wave of COVID-19. On June 8, 2020, PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr. Noreen Jack,…
12 Jun 2020
The European Union (EU), through the European Development Fund has signed a five-year €7 Million agreement with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to enhance coordination and increase the climate resilience of health systems in the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) community to better prepare and respond to climate threats. This will be…
12 Jun 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and as countries prepare for a ‘new normal,’ the PAHO/WHO Belize office continues their work with the Health Sector Support Programme Belize project, funded by the European Union, in partnership with the Ministry of Health. As part of the smart hospital component of the project, PAHO/WHO Belize procurement team visited…
12 Jun 2020
Over the years, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) have strengthened their capacity to respond to emergencies and disasters. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic presence may pose challenges as it relates to the preparations for the hurricane season. Additional measures need to be implemented to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen…
9 Jun 2020
Caracas / Washington D.C., 9 June 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization has renewed its commitment to continue supporting the Ministry of Popular Power for Health and the Advisory Team of the National Assembly of Venezuela in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the search for financial resources to help strengthen…
9 Jun 2020
WHO/PAHO for Suriname, June 9, 2020 – The number of COVID-19 cases in Suriname has rapidly increased over the past 7 days and now stands at 119 active cases. The country has now moved from Sporadic Cases to Clusters of Cases and contact tracing has intensified in several districts especially those at the border with French Guiana and Brazil. PAHO…
8 Jun 2020
WHO has updated its guidance on the use of masks to incorporate new research findings. It provides guidance on the use of medical masks by health workers and other groups, and presents specific details on the use of non-medical masks for the general public in areas where COVID-19 is widespread. The use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide…
5 Jun 2020
June 2, 2020 - To support the continued preparedness of the country to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns, goggles, medical masks and hand sanitizer among others to the Regional Health Service (…
5 Jun 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 5 June 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - 7 June 2020 marks the second annual celebration of World Food Safety Day - (WFSD)  and the occasion was observed by hosting of a virtual press conference on 5 June 2020.  World Food Safety Day is commemorated to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage…