29 May 2020
As part of the continuous COVID-19 response to countries, the PAHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC), donated additional COVID-19 PPE and testing supplies to Barbados Ministry of Health. The donation of 17,500 surgical masks and 1000 viral transport medium and swabs were presented to the Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, Minister…
29 May 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 28 May 2020 - Several countries in the world have already eliminated Malaria and now Suriname - as part of the Guyana shield - is targeted for the complete elimination of Malaria by 2025. In its ongoing support to this effort, PAHO today donated to the Malaria program of the Ministry of Health, 15 tablets. The tablets have…
29 May 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados, 29 May 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — With closings of schools, universities, workplaces, parks and recreational spaces, young people are finding themselves in a situation of excessive amounts of free time, and limited options to spend this time. An inherent element of the life stage of young people is the expansion of…
28 May 2020
Kingston, Jamaica, 28 May 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - Every year on 31 May we celebrate World No Tobacco Day to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. This year, the national theme is COVID is no joke, it gets worse with smoke. A collaborative effort of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC…
22 May 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 22 May 2020 - To increase the sensitivity-levels of the media to specific events and situations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and to enhance their capabilities in reporting through a fundamental understanding of the underlying issues, PAHO took the initiative to hold on the 19th and 21st of May 2020 two inter-…
22 May 2020
Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO) -- World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards for 2020 are being presented to three Bolivian institutions, three Mexican ministries, the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, and a Brazilian doctor for their contributions to tobacco control in their countries. The winners, selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) from…
22 May 2020
It does not matter the age or marital status of the women, if they have economic resources or if they have a disability, if they belong to an ethnic minority or if they are migrants. All women have the right to dignified and respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth. In the World Respected Childbirth Week we share this animated video made…
21 May 2020
On May 20, 2020, the Central Medical Laboratory of Belize received an additional 3000 viral swabs from the PAHO/WHO Belize country office. These viral swabs are an essential component for the testing of COVID-19. With much appreciation, the Acting Director of the laboratory, Mr. Juvencio Chan, received the swabs on behalf of the Ministry of Health…
19 May 2020
COVID-19 disease has proven to be highly dynamic, with daily changes in its understanding, even though almost 5 months have passed since the awarness of its existence. This tool has a software that allows the creation of a local and national database for the health surveillance of pregnant women and newborns in this context and to provide key…