Country News

29 Oct 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 1 November, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), launches a week-long social media campaign to promote the importance of reporting suspected side effects…
22 Oct 2021
October 22, 2021, Kingston, Jamaica – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Kingston has gone blue as a special 'thank you' to frontline workers. Light Jamaica Blue, a United Nations in Jamaica initiative, seeks to increase awareness around UN programmes that have and continue to support…
21 Oct 2021
The 35 years of the Health Sciences Descriptors – DeCS were celebrated in an online event promoted by BIREME/PAHO/WHO. The celebration had the simultaneous participation of more than 300 people from several countries of the region and some of the actors who contributed with BIREME to write the successful history of DeCS, with the support of PAHO…
19 Oct 2021
Belize City, Belize, October 19, 2021 (PAHO) – To boost COVID-19 risk communication efforts, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated several equipment and materials to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) in supporting their COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign. During a global pandemic like COVID-19,…
18 Oct 2021
Washington, D.C. October 18, 2021 (PAHO) - In response to the August 14th earthquake in Haiti, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have deployed the Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) for outbreaks and other public health events at “Assembly Points" in the…
15 Oct 2021
Montevideo, October 15, 2021- CLAP/PAHO- Nearly 40 professionals from 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in a virtual meeting to update the contents of the Neonatal Module of the Perinatal Computer System (SIP).  The purpose of the event was to assess the participants’ experience in the implementation of the SIP…
14 Oct 2021
The Seventh Session of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information of the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) was held virtually on September 30th with two main objectives: (i) to report on the progress of the Center’s management and technical…
12 Oct 2021
Belize City, Belize, October 12, 2021(PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) continues to support the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) with the latest donation of IT equipment and office supplies to strengthen existing surveillance activities as part of ensuring COVID-19 vaccine safety. Due to the…
11 Oct 2021
On Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October, the Surinamese Minister of Health, Dr. Amar Ramadhin, attended a Two-Day Virtual Orientation Meeting organized by the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization, based in Washington DC. The PAHO/WHO Representative in Suriname, Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, the Director of Public Health, Dr. Rakesh Gajadhar…