11 Feb 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 11 February 2020 - After a transfer process of two consecutive days, the official office transfer act from the outgoing PAHO/WHO Representative (PWR) Dr. Yitades Gebre to the incoming PWR Karen Lewis-Bell was signed on the 21st of January 2020.The main purpose of the transfer process was to provide the incoming…
11 Feb 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 11 February 2020 - Cancer is one of the major causes of death in Suriname. Cervical cancer ranks fourth among the  most common cancer affecting women globally while in Suriname, it ranks second. Every year there are 60 to 70 new cases. In terms of mortality, there are 20 – 25 deaths annually, despite all the…
11 Feb 2020
São Paulo, Brazil, 11 February 2020 - The state of São Paulo yesterday (February 10th) went through a challenging situation due to rain and flooding which motivated the suspension of the face-to-face work of the employees of the Latin American and Health Sciences Information Center of the Pan American Health Organization / World Organization of…
4 Feb 2020
On 4 February 2020, Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR-ECC), presented his credentials to Senator the Hon Jerome Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The meeting was held at the Office of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Culloden Road, St. Michael, Barbados.…
13 Dec 2019
“Aloysius, a Community Health Work (CHW) arrives at the health post on his ATV, where he meets his colleagues setting up the health post for the day’s clinic. Patients are already having their vitals checked by the competently trained staff. One CHW is attending to Sandra, whose blood sugar is extremely high. Aloysius immediately springs into…
12 Dec 2019
The 5th April 2019 was a sunny day, perfect for hosting an outdoor activity.  After months of planning, the Solidarity Chain event was launched at Barbados’ Garrison Savannah to commemorate World Health Day under the theme Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere. For Universal Health Day (UHD) which is recognized on 12 December, we…
11 Dec 2019
“Phenomenal”. “Timely”. “A terrific opportunity”. These are just some of the sentiments expressed by Starlene Jones and Katrina Harte, two Lab Technologists from the Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory in Barbados, who spent just shy of a month in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November, at the Antimicrobial Service del Instituto Nacional de…
4 Dec 2019
The health of humans and animals is vitally interlinked.  Thus, there is a shared responsibility and synergic potential for collaboration between public and animal health sectors to deal with potential infectious threats at the animal-human interface.  And so, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (Oie)…
23 Nov 2019
PAHO/WHO Bahamas and partners observed Universal Children’s Day with special emphasis on the health-related rights of the child. On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, The Pan American Health Organization in conjunction with the Urban Renewal Commission of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition…