24 Feb 2020
In an effort to strengthen mental health after a natural disaster, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Ministry of Health, the Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA) and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition (HBC) hosted a media forum at the Harry C. Moore Auditorium, University of The Bahamas. The theme of the forum was "Are we…
23 Feb 2020
On 20 February 2020, as part of the initiative to inform key partners and stakeholders on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ambassadors, Honorary Consul, International and Regional organizations based in Barbados were briefed at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Barbados country office. PAHO/WHO…
19 Feb 2020
On Wednesday 19 February 2020, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr Joy St John, made a courtesy visit to the Office of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representation to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR-ECC) and met with the newly appointed PWR-ECC, Dr Yitades…
18 Feb 2020
Mexico includes the HEARTS initiative within the framework of health system reform Mexico City, 18 February 2020 - As part of its efforts to strengthen primary health care, Mexico has officially joined the HEARTS initiative. Promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the initiative aims to…
13 Feb 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 13 February 2020 - Due to an ageing population, urbanization and adaptation of unhealthy lifestyles, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing worldwide. In Suriname, more than 60% of all deaths in 2013 could be attributed to NCDs, especially cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Cancer related mortality rates…
13 Feb 2020
Since the first alert of the new coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization, PAHO/WHO Belize has been collaborating with the Belize Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen preparedness activities in the country. On February 13, 2020, a press…
12 Feb 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 12 February 2019 - Since the announcement of the outbreak of 2019 n-CoV in China, PAHO has worked very closely with the Ministry of Health in providing technical support for the preparedness and response for managing such an event in Suriname. Support has been provided with guidance documents to strengthen surveillance for…
12 Feb 2020
On Wednesday, 12th February, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) hosted the kick-off meeting to officially launch the design phase of three health facilities in Belize. PAHO/WHO project coordinators, engineers, check consultant, with the Ministry of Health officials, and the contracted design company met to…
11 Feb 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 11 February 2020 - At this moment 20 countries outside of China have reported cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Because of the increasing number of cases and the risk of international spread, the Emergency Committee of the WHO International Health Regulations has declared this virus on the 30th of January 2020…