Country News

14 Nov 2023
Georgetown, Guyana 6 November 2023- The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) which  has been recognized as an important medium for breastfeeding action was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991.  It sought to help motivate facilities providing maternity and newborn services worldwide to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - a…
13 Nov 2023
November 13, 2023 — In the region of the Americas, millions of people still lack access to basic health services. Thus, the countries in this region have been trying to find different ways and strategies to tackle this universal health challenge. However, Belize has taken a strong approach by removing all fees charged in public hospitals in the…
9 Nov 2023
Georgetown, Guyana 9 November 2023- Within the next five years, the Ministry of Health, Government Analyst, Food and Drugs Department will be well equipped to identify antimicrobials in food-producing animals, which plays a crucial role in selecting and spreading resistant bacteria. It is estimated that one in five human infections with resistant…
8 Nov 2023
Between November 13 and 16, in São Paulo, BIREME brings together the VHL Network in Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the renewal of the VHL Model in line with the new "Information for Action in Health" Strategy. São Paulo, November 8, 2023 (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) - Members of the Latin American and Caribbean Health Information Network,…
6 Nov 2023
Belize City, Belize, November 06, 2023 (PAHO) – To strengthen Belize’s emergency and critical care system, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) hosted a two-day hands-on training for 27…
3 Nov 2023
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands - 31 Oct. 2023 - Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI/TCA) was awarded the Henry C Smith Immunization Award for improvements achieved in vaccination rates for children under the age of 5 years at the 37th Meeting of Caribbean Immunization Managers Meeting in Belize City, Belize on 31 October 2023 The Henry C Smith…
3 Nov 2023
Belize City, Belize, 3 November 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – At the end of the 37th Meeting of Caribbean Immunization managers held from 30-31 October, Belize emerged as the winner of the surveillance award presented by the Pan American Health Organization.  Taking second and third place respectively, was Guyana and Barbados and the Henry Smith Award…
2 Nov 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 2 November 2023 (PAHO/WH0) - Over 60 delegates from 10 CARICOM Member States, as well as representatives from global and regional partner organisations, have convened in Barbados from 30 October - 3 November to highlight the potential of legal and taxation policies as effective tools in the prevention and control of NCDs.…
2 Nov 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 2 November 2023 (PAHO/WHO) As the Latin America and Caribbean region grapples with the second-highest adolescent fertility rates worldwide, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Week, commemorated from October 16-20, 2023, emerged as a beacon of hope and action. This year, in association with key partners like the United…