Country News

6 Apr 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, April 6, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Mr. Ian Stein, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands has issued a warning about the impact of climate change on health. “Climate change is devastating to our environment and causes adverse health effects.…
5 Apr 2022
PWR of Belize, Dr. Noreen Jack and CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Osmond Martinez, officially signed the Mental Health and Psychosocial Consultancy Agreement. Also, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Road Safety Program, this agreement will benefit and provide proper mental health and…
5 Apr 2022
In order to meet regional needs for indexing and retrieving scientific and technical literature from Latin America and the Caribbean, the DeCS/MeSH thesaurus was created in 1986 as a Portuguese and Spanish version of the terms and thematic categories of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus and expanded with one more category,…
31 Mar 2022
Georgetown 31 March 2022- PAHO Guyana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), implemented a national consultation process for the proposed Package of Essential Health Services for Primary Health Care of Guyana. In his opening remarks at a consultation with all Directors and Heads of Units of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony…
30 Mar 2022
30 March, 2022 - The United Nations in Jamaica through technical cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) have retrofitted seven primary health care centres to enable improved access to water and reduced energy costs. The initiative, made possible through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human…
30 Mar 2022
On March 15th, a virtual session was held with the BIREME team, with the participation of the Director of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH) of PAHO/WHO and Interim Director of BIREME, Sebastián Garcia Saisó and the General Coordinator of Documentation and Information (CGDI), Shirlei Rodrigues, and Sandra…
25 Mar 2022
The Government of Canada, in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), has donated a range of medical equipment and supplies to support COVID-19 recovery in Jamaica. The donation was made through the Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Program – Health Sector Project – a joint project funded by…
24 Mar 2022
Georgetown, 24 March  2022- Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing World Tuberculosis Day under the theme “Invest to END TB Save lives”. During this week PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, conducted a consultation session to review the country’s Guidelines on the Clinical and Programmatic Management of all forms…
24 Mar 2022
Cape Town, 18 March 2022 (PAHO) - A group of vaccine manufacturers from Argentina and Brazil have become the first to receive technology transfer training in mRNA vaccines at Afrigen, South Africa, as part of a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) platform to advance the availability of key medical health technologies in the region. This…