23 Nov 2019
PAHO/WHO Bahamas and partners observed Universal Children’s Day with special emphasis on the health-related rights of the child. On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, The Pan American Health Organization in conjunction with the Urban Renewal Commission of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition…
22 Nov 2019
Además de la malaria, el país tiene el potencial de eliminar la filariasis linfática y la esquistosomiasis Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 22 de noviembre 2019. República Dominicana tiene el potencial de eliminar la malaria, la filariasis linfática, la esquistosomiasis y alcanzar grandes progresos en torno a la eliminación de la…
22 Nov 2019
In October 2018, implementation of the Plan for Immediate Post-Obstetric Contraception and Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) began, an initiative that has led to 30.882 medical interventions, including the placement of 15,265 intrauterine devices and 4,892 implants, the administration of 3,616 ampoules of medroxyprogesterone, the dispensing of 5,520…
6 Nov 2019
Stakeholders discuss IS4H The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has offered technical assistance to the Bahamas’ Ministry of Health to identify the data management needs of the health care system and to make…
6 Nov 2019
This November 6, we’re observing #MalariaDay in the Americas. Caused by the parasite, Plasmodium, malaria is a life-threatening disease that is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk, but malaria can be preventable and curable. According to the PAHO/WHO analysis, Belize is…
5 Nov 2019
Throughout the world, emergency disasters and accidents are becoming significantly more common. It is therefore essential that emergency response personnel are trained and prepared for any eventualities.…
28 Oct 2019
Dr. Etienne began her address by stating how the Congress presented an excellent opportunity for the youth to share their views about governance and the challenges they faced to achieve happy, healthy, and prosperous lives. She also thought it facilitated mutual learning for the breakdown of cultural, generational and social stereotypes. She…
17 Oct 2019
Nassau, Bahamas, Sept. 8, 2019 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The devastating category 5 storm made landfall exactly one week ago in northwest Bahamas, and…
10 Oct 2019
What is dengue? Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Because the infection may be asymptomatic or present itself with a broad range of symptoms (both severe and non-severe) such as flu-like, it continues to remain a public health problem globally especially in the Americas. …