Country News

7 Mar 2022
Kingston, Jamaica, March 7, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – 54% of Jamaicans are overweight or obese while 1 in 3 live with hypertension. There has also been a 42% increase in the prevalence of diabetes since 2001 and 80% of all deaths in the country are due to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). These troubling facts were brought into sharp focus…
3 Mar 2022
Managua, March 3, 2022 (PAHO/WHO). Thirteen refrigerators have been donated to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine cold chain and storage capacity in Nicaragua, through partnerships with the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) . This donation is an important contribution to the vaccination process…
3 Mar 2022
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 1, 2022 (PAHO) – Twenty refrigerators have been donated to the Dominican Republic's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) by the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada), through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The donation will help expand vaccine storage capacity in provincial collection…
3 Mar 2022
Birth defects are a leading cause of neonatal and infant death in Latin America and the Caribbean, second only to prematurity. Montevideo, March 3, 2022 (CLAP/PAHO) - Every year around the world, 8 million children are born with a serious birth defect. In Latin America and the Caribbean, these anomalies represent the second leading cause of…
2 Mar 2022
On March 3, 2022, BIREME completes 55 years of uninterrupted activity, as a specialized center of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and an integral part of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH). By carrying out its mission of democratizing the access and publication of…
2 Mar 2022
Laxmi Mansingh passed away on February 19, 2022, which we are deeply sorry for. Laxmi joined the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica in 1974 as a librarian at the Medical Library, where she spent her professional career. She was promoted to Librarian in Charge in 1978 and to Senior Library III in 2001, a degree equivalent to that of…
28 Feb 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 February 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. This collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promises…
25 Feb 2022
Montevideo, February 25, 2022 (/PAHO) – Continuing with its work in the region in accordance with the Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas to reach the target of an average neonatal mortality rate of 7 per 1,000 live births by 2030, the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP) proposes 10 evidence-based…
23 Feb 2022
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) works in the countries of the Region through technical cooperation programs and projects that formalize and operationalize the dissemination of information, sharing of experiences, and guarantee the transparency and control of the resource management and presentation of…