Country News

26 Aug 2021
Belize City, Belize, August 26, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Through the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the European Union Directorate-General for International Partnerships (formerly EU-DEVCO) donated a 16-module GeneXpert machine to the Central Medical Laboratory (CML)/Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) as part…
26 Aug 2021
Dementia is more commonly observed among older persons but it is not a natural part of aging. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 5 - 8% of people 60 years and older live with dementia. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes dementia as a global public health priority. It defines dementia as an umbrella term for several diseases…
25 Aug 2021
Belize City, Belize, August 25, 2021 (PAHO) - As part of its work in infection prevention and control, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated 150 emergency family health kits. The donation seeks to support the efforts of the Belize Red Cross in the management of shelters in Belize in times of natural…
25 Aug 2021
Chronic kidney disease affects up to 10% of the world's population. This preventable disease tends to be gradual and silent, showing symptoms only at advanced stages, when highly invasive and expensive procedures including dialysis, kidney transplantation are required. Many countries lack the resources to cover the costs of these interventions for…
24 Aug 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 August 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - Today, Barbados received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO…
21 Aug 2021
Across the globe, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for stable supplies of medical oxygen, which is critical for the treatment of most hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Anticipating a surge of COVID-19 cases in Guyana, the Ministry of Health requested technical support from PAHO to assess the oxygen supply…
20 Aug 2021
In Trinidad and Tobago, one in three women in intimate partnerships report having experienced intimate partner violence. Evidence indicates that women and girls are most vulnerable during crisis or emergency conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a 140% increase in cases of abuse of women and girls reported to the Trinidad and Tobago…
18 Aug 2021
The Ministry of Health, Adolescent Health Unit, in collaboration with Adolescent-Friendly Health Hub, For the Children's Sake Foundation and the PAHO/WHO Guyana Country Office, completed the ICT training for adolescents in the three selected regions 4, 9, and 10, which commenced on 21 June and was completed on 5 August 2021.  Forty-five…
16 Aug 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 16 August 2021 (PAHO) - Immediately following the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the 9th of April 2021, PAHO activated its Incident Management Support Team and Health Emergency Operations Center in Barbados and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Two days after the eruption,…