Port-au-Prince, 22 April 2024 (PAHO/WHO) - Since February 29, 2024, Haiti faces an intensified security crisis, marking a new stage in the violence already impacting a struggling healthcare system, and further complicating access to care for millions of Haitians. As is often the case, the crisis has hit the country’s most vulnerable the hardest,…
Brasilia, April 19, 2024 – The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) of Brazil reaffirmed this Friday (19/04) the decision to prohibit the commercialization, import, and advertising of electronic smoking devices. The update of the current resolution in force in the country occurred this Friday (19/04) during the 6th Ordinary Public Meeting…
Tegucigalpa, 18 April 2024 (PAHO/WHO). The eight countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) met in Honduras to formulate and discuss regional proposals on healthy eating topics that will soon be presented to the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA). The three topics addressed were…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 15 April 2024 (PAHO) -  Free health checks, health information and sporting activities were provided to the public when the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Ministry of Health and Wellness and other partners hosted a community outreach event in celebration of World Health Day which is celebrated annually on…
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA- 12 APRIL 2024- PAHO’s Assistant Director, Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, recently visited Guyana from 8-11 April and met with the Guyana Country Office and other agencies, marking her first stop in a tour of the Caribbean region. She was accompanied by Dr. Heidi Ullman, Technical Advisor in the AD OfficeDuring her visit, she engaged…
Brasilia, April 10, 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) supported today Brazil’s proposal to create an alliance for local and regional production and innovation in health, to be led by the G20.“The Alliance proposed by Brazil’s G20 presidency could promote enabling policy and legal…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 8th April 2024 (PAHO) - It was a historic day for Barbados on 8th April 2024, when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory as a National Influenza Centre (NIC).On 31st October 2023, the World Health Organization recognized the laboratory as a National Influenza…
Brasilia, April 7, 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) advocated for the expansion of equitable access to digital health, during a technical meeting held today in Brasilia, Brazil.The event was organized within the scope of the G20, an international forum made up of 19 countries and two…
Bogota, April 5th, 2024. "This bridge has witnessed the passage of millions of migrants and refugees", said Dr. Santino Severoni, Director of the Department of Health and Migration at the World Health Organization. His words resonate as all type of vehicles cross the Simón Bolívar Bridge, a key border point between Colombia and Venezuela. In fact…