Country News

5 May 2020
An expected behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in access and use of social media by all age groups and segments of society. If, before social isolation measures, it was common to observe people at any time with their attention focused on the screen of their smartphones, from a distance, this habit increased considerably. The…
1 May 2020
Belize City, Belize, May 1, 2020 (PAHO) - To support the fight against COVID-19, PAHO/WHO Belize continues to donate equipment and much needed medical supplies to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Central Medical Laboratory (CML). On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, PAHO/WHO Representative to Belize, Dr. Noreen Jack, presented the Ministry of Health…
30 Apr 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados 30 April 2020 - As part of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) commitment to support the response to Coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) pandemic in Barbados, the Health Emergencies Department of PAHO donated one ventilator with cruiser cart to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO…
24 Apr 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO), through the Library and Digital Information Network Unit, coordinated by Ian Roberts, has developed, with the support of the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Health Sciences Information (BIREME), a PAHO/WHO Specialized Center of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH), a…
24 Apr 2020
On April 21st, El Salvador formally joined the e-BlueInfo mobile application, becoming the fourth country in the Americas to do so, 16 months after its launch, alongside Peru, Guatemala and Brazil. An online session attended by the Ministry of Health, leaders of the National Health Institute, the PAHO/WHO Representative in the country and the…
23 Apr 2020
Washington, D.C., 1 April 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a new searchable database that contains the latest guidance and research on the COVID-19 pandemic from the Americas and affected countries worldwide. The database includes recommendations and guidance from PAHO and the World Health Organization as…
21 Apr 2020
"We (PAHO/WHO Belize Country Office) are teleworking,” said Dr. Jack. “We continue to support Belize, as the PAHO country office, providing technical cooperation. The work has not stopped; it has intensified." PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Noreen Jack appeared on the Love FM’s “COVID-19 Update Belize Show” on Monday, April 20, 2020.  As a…
21 Apr 2020
On Tuesday, 21 April 2020, the PAHO/WHO Office in Barbados presented Barbados with equipment to support its response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The donation, presented by Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries to Lt Col Honourable Jeffery Bostic, Minister of Health and Wellness,…
21 Apr 2020
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) joined the Ministry of Health in providing community volunteers with key information and skills to enhance their contribution as part of the local community network in the prevention and control of COVID-19. Most of the volunteers were from the Red Cross Association of…