15 Feb 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us of the heroic work that health workers do every single day.  15 February 2021, Bridgetown, Barbados (PAHO) -  We are deeply saddened and mourn the passing of two health care workers to COVID-19 illness, one in Barbados the other in Antigua and Barbuda.  In Barbados a Nursing Assistant…
13 Feb 2021
Belize City, Belize, February 13, 2020 (PAHO) - The new European Union (EU) Ambassador to Belize, Her Excellency, Marianne Van Steen, met with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative to Belize, Dr. Noreen Jack, to discuss the ongoing partnership with the EU-funded Health Sector Support Programme…
12 Feb 2021
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) works in the countries of the Region through technical cooperation programs and projects that formalize and operationalize the dissemination of information, the sharing of experiences, and guarantee the transparency and control of resource management and accountability among…
11 Feb 2021
GEORGETOWN – 11 February 2021 - Today Guyana commences the distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine, AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) to Healthcare Workers at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Thirty plus Healthcare workers received the vaccine this morning.  Brinnet Bernarai, a Pharmacist of the Guyana Public Hospital…
9 Feb 2021
Within the framework of the 35th anniversary of the Descriptors in Health Sciences (DeCS), BIREME, the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Information in Health Sciences, which is part of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health of the Pan American Health Organization (EIH/PAHO) launches an innovative service, the…
5 Feb 2021
BIREME, as a specialized center of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, closes out 2020 with multiple important successes and challenges, which were continuously supported by its network of collaborating institutions and a team that works seriously, committedly, and that always transforms obstacles into opportunities.…
4 Feb 2021
Paramaribo, February 4, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – At the s ’Lands Hospitaal, the PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell officially handed over 20 patient monitors and 12 biPAP machines (non-invasive ventilators) at a cost of USD$95,000 to the Ministry of Health to appropriately respond to the management of COVID-19 cases in the country. The…
2 Feb 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 2 February 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Young to mid-career professionals from CARIFOURUM countries who are interested in Empowering Caribbean Action for Climate and Health, are invited to apply to the first cohort of the Climate Change and Health Leaders training fellowship program. Applicants should be between 25 to 45 years and…
1 Feb 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 29 January 2021 (PAHO) – Ministers of Health, Chief Medical Officers, Permanent Secretaries and other Health officials from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) including the United Kingdom Overseas Territories participated in a briefing of country specific technical cooperation activities. The virtual event…