Country News

21 Mar 2022
Georgetown, 21 March 2022- PAHO/WHO and the Ministry of Health under the Canadian project conducted a hinterland field visit to the regional district of Lethem and the Annai Community in region 9 to address issues of teenage pregnancy among girls ages 10-19. Challenges related to comprehensive health education, engagement, practices, and the…
15 Mar 2022
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is an evidence-based approach that prevents patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infection and as a result of antimicrobial resistance. IPC is essential to the work of the PAHO/WHO Country Office serving Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. This week, we had a quickfire interview…
15 Mar 2022
One of the pillars of BIREME’s mission, as a specialized center of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization, is to promote and improve the publication of scientific research results and clinical observation to support health systems and evidence- based decision-making. This has been done in numerous ways, such as through…
13 Mar 2022
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA- 13 March 2021- The Ministry of Health and PAHO Guyana representatives conducted a tour of the Leonora Cottage Hospital to assess retrofitting works done under the Smart Hospitals Project which commenced in November of 2020. The Smart Hospital initiative builds on the Safe Hospital Initiative and focuses on improving hospitals…
11 Mar 2022
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, conducted a two-day consultation meeting on the development of the National Action Plan for Neglected Infectious Diseases 2022-2030.  Facilitated by International PAHO Consultant, Dr. Alexandra Vokaty, the workshop held, 7 and 8…
8 Mar 2022
The technical cooperation project established between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through its specialized Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO ), and the Ministry of Health of Brazil, through the General Coordination of Food and Nutrition (CGAN/DEPROS/…
7 Mar 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 March 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Since the summer of 2021 the COVID-19 vaccine continued to be rolled out in the Eastern Caribbean countries in a scenario of shortage of health care workers and a surge of COVID-19 cases related to variants of concerns (VOC).  The roll out and vaccine deployment, in the countries was also met…
7 Mar 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, March 7, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – 54% of Jamaicans are overweight or obese while 1 in 3 live with hypertension. There has also been a 42% increase in the prevalence of diabetes since 2001 and 80% of all deaths in the country are due to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). These troubling facts were brought into sharp focus…
3 Mar 2022
Managua, March 3, 2022 (PAHO/WHO). Thirteen refrigerators have been donated to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine cold chain and storage capacity in Nicaragua, through partnerships with the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) . This donation is an important contribution to the vaccination process…