Country News

29 Jun 2021
Montevideo, June 29, 2021, CLAP/ PAHO- Two new virtual courses have been hosted in the Virtual Campus of Public Health developed by the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's Health and Reproductive Health (CLAP). One on family planning, aimed at health professionals at the first level of care, self-administered and comprehensive on the…
28 Jun 2021
Venezuela has started the pilot plan for the implementation of the Perinatal Information System (SIP), as part of the Concerted Strategy for the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality, implemented since 2019 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of the People's Power for Health (MPPS). In June 2021, with the…
25 Jun 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados June 23, 2021 (PAHO) - On June 22, 2021, two containers with a shipment of 924,000 medical masks, a donation from the Federal Republic of Germany arrived at the PAHO / WHO Barbados Office for distribution to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries to support covid-19 efforts. The delivery is part of Germany's donation of…
24 Jun 2021
Jamaica’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic received a boost in the form of 6000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to identify Variants of Concern of COVID-19 (VoC). The medical testing supplies were procured by the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization as it ramps up support in the region to identify, isolate and…
24 Jun 2021
Jamaica’s healthcare systems and services will benefit from technical assistance as a result of an agreement made between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO). The agreement was signed at a virtual ceremony by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher…
24 Jun 2021
The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands is encouraging caregivers and family members to exercise patience with the elderly. The call for kindness coincides with the United Nation’s Observation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Tuesday, June 15. The World…
24 Jun 2021
24 June, 2021, Lima, Peru – More than 183,000 lives and 35 billion soles (US$ 9 billion)  could be saved over the next 15 years by implementing a set of policies to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and salt use, and by scaling up clinical interventions to control cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as increasing accss to treatment for depression…
21 Jun 2021
On Friday, June 18th, the Ministry of Health in Suriname received a donation of critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to be used by healthcare workers during the current COVID-19 surge in Suriname. Brazil continues to support Suriname during the pandemic, strengthening the relationship between the countries. The donated PPE items…
21 Jun 2021
Belize City, Belize, June 21, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Government of Canada donated six (6) High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) systems and two (2) advanced Patient Monitors with carbon dioxide (CO2) and invasive blood pressure (…