31 Jan 2021
Bridgetown, 30 January 2021 (PAHO) - On 30 January 2021, Barbados and several Eastern Caribbean Countries who signed agreements with the COVAX Facility were informed of the indicative allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. In a written letter to each Minister of Health, the COVAX facility advised that vaccines will be delivered effective…
28 Jan 2021
Nassau, 28 January 2021 - The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization announced a change in their Representative in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, following the retirement of Dr. Esther de Gourville who served in that capacity between November 2016 and January 2021. Dr. Eldonna Boisson has been appointed as…
28 Jan 2021
As a key implementing partner of the Spotlight Initiative, on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Trinidad and Tobago Country Office, handed over a package of gender-based violence communication products to the Ministry of Health. The products are targeted to policymakers and…
27 Jan 2021
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January 27, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The main stakeholders involved in the detection, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and comprehensive support of children and adolescents with cancer in the country participated in the validation of the National Strategic Plan for Childhood Cancer (PENCI-RD, for its abbreviation in…
26 Jan 2021
On January 20th, 2021, the Pan American Health Organization donated eight tablets to the Ministry of Health and Public Hospital’s Authority to support and strengthen the delivery of mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) in The Bahamas. The tablets, furnished with memory cards, will be used for tracking the demographic and a…
23 Jan 2021
The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), are the first of five partners to sign contribution agreements with the Pan American Health Organization’s Subregional office, to enhance coordination and increase the climate resilience of health systems in the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) community…
22 Jan 2021
Sao Paulo, 22 January 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The World Health Organization has been combating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are more than 20 diseases, including leprosy, through drug distribution programs around the world, in partnership with pharmaceutical companies that donate drugs used to fight NTDs to more than a billion people for the…
21 Jan 2021
Belize City, Belize, January 21, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated a patient monitor, including accessories to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) that will aid in monitoring and evaluating patients diagnosed with COVID-19. As countries continue the fight against…
20 Jan 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 19, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Following the holidays there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases not only in Barbados but in many countries of the Eastern Caribbean. At a ceremony to handover essential supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean…