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24 Oct 2023
Suriname, October 24, 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Suriname office recently hosted a meeting to deliberate the Biennial Work Plan (BWP) for 2024-2025, bringing together key stakeholders from the health sector. The event saw representatives from various government bodies, health organizations and hospitals in attendance…
24 Oct 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 October 2023 (PAHO) - The Ministry of Health and Wellness, in association with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), hosted training for hotline operators who have been equipped with the skills required to provide mental health support via telephone or text messaging. During Training of Operators for National…
24 Oct 2023
Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 October 2023 (PAHO) - The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs (MOHWEA) of Saint Lucia, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), convened an Inter-ministerial Climate Change and Health Workshop. The participants represented a diverse array of stakeholders, including various…
23 Oct 2023
Quito, Ecuador, October 20, 2023 – PAHO disseminated the methodology of knowledge dialogues at the second edition of the United Nations Global Indigenous Youth Forum (UNGIYF), which was held from October 16-23 in Rome, Italy, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and organized by the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. The central…
18 Oct 2023
Paramaribo, Suriname 18 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - In a proactive effort to bolster its capacity to respond to health emergencies, Suriname hosted a significant two-day workshop on October 16 and 17, 2023. This collaborative undertaking involved the Health Disasters Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health…
18 Oct 2023
Belize City, Belize, October 18, 2023 (PAHO) – Since May 2023, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has been undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHFs) in Belize. As part of the third phase in this…
16 Oct 2023
Suriname, 16 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – From October 9-11, the Bureau of Public Health (BOG) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) embarked on a crucial mission to enhance the capabilities of local health technicians in the detection of emerging arboviruses, including Mayaro and Oropouche viruses, in Suriname. In the Central Laboratory…
16 Oct 2023
16 October 2023 - The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) delegation to the 60th Directing Council, 75th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas held in Washington DC, USA on 25-29 September 2023, met with Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) regarding the extension of the multicounty agreement…
12 Oct 2023
Kingston, Jamaica, October 12, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - The Ministry of Health and Wellness, Jamaica and the Jamaica Psychiatric Association collaborated with the University of the West Indies and the Pan American Health Organization in recognizing World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2023, with the hosting of a national two-day Mental Health…