Country News

28 Sep 2021
Montevideo, 27 September 2021, CLAP/PAHO- September 26, 2021 marked the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Roberto Caldeyro Barcia, first Director of the Latin American Center for Perinatology (CLAP), an occasion for which the Center pays tribute to this Uruguayan scientific pioneer. The term perinatology was coined by Dr. Caldeyro Barcia, whose…
27 Sep 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 25 September 2021 (PAHO) - Nearly eight thousand (8000) confirmed new Covid-19 cases have been reported over the last three weeks of September 2021 with a 52% increase from 4231 cases in the month of August 2021 from Barbados and 6 Eastern Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts…
27 Sep 2021
PAHO urges the countries to renew their commitment, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, to the elimination of human rabies transmitted by dogs in the region of the Americas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28 September, 2021 (PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO) - The World Rabies Day (WRD), established by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and recognized…
24 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 24, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – To support the national deployment of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated an ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW). Additionally, IT equipment and supplies were also donated to…
21 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 21, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – To strengthen the capacity to screen for diabetes in a timely manner, through the European Union Directorate-General for International Partnerships (formerly EU-DEVCO), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization donated medical equipment to the Belize Family Life Association…
21 Sep 2021
Adorned in purple, the PAHO-WHO Country Office for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands showed their support during Alzheimer Awareness Week 2021.   The Bahamas Alzheimer Association partnered with the Country Office to host the “Let’s Talk About Dementia” webinar. Dr Keva Thompson, Non-Communicable Diseases Consultant (PAHO-WHO Bahamas…
20 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 20, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The European Union (EU) has been partnering with PAHO/WHO Belize for almost 20 years in projects that advance the goal of providing more efficient and higher quality health care for the people of Belize. As one of the largest projects being implemented in Belize, the Health Sector Support…
20 Sep 2021
The Natural History of Covid-19 Window of Knowledge was launched during the event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Health Library of Brazil’s Ministry of Health’s, broadcast via the DataSUS YouTube channel. The Window is a product of technical cooperation between BIREME and the Department of Science, Technology, Innovation, and…
17 Sep 2021
Montevideo, September 17, 2021, CLAP/PAHO- Beginning in 2013, every September 17 is the World Patient Safety Day celebration, a date established by the World Health Assembly through the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on this topic. This year’s campaign slogan – “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!” – the emphasis is placed for ensuring…