20 Apr 2020
PAHO/WHO Belize continues to support the country in procuring the necessary equipment and materials to assist in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, April 16, 2020, PAHO/WHO Belize donated an additional three (3) testing kits of 96 reactions used to detect the virus to the Central Medical Laboratory of the Ministry…
16 Apr 2020
Montevideo 16/04/2020 (CLAP)— Should positive COVID 19 pregnant women be attended at home if they are in home quarantine? Should we set up a delivery room in the isolation rooms? Is it recommended for COVID 19 suspected or confirmed mothers to continue breastfeeding? Can the infection be transmitted to the baby? These questions set the stage for…
12 Apr 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 12 April 2020 - To facilitate the diagnosis of the COVID-19 virus Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell Representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) officially handed over to  Dr. Cleopatra Jessurun Director of the Ministry of Health,  reagents for the diagnosis of COVID-19 at the Central Laboratory on 9 April 2020…
11 Apr 2020
PAHO Jamaica donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist frontline workers in the COVID-19 response. PAHO/WHO Representative for Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Bermuda, Dr Bernadette Theodore-Gandi, was pleased to donate vital protective equipment to provide a safe working environment for doctors and nurses working on the frontline and…
4 Apr 2020
The Bureau of Public Health has received support from PAHO and the IDB to launch Go.Data – an Outbreak Investigation Data Management System developed by WHO and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). On April 2, 2020 a training was conducted with the Epidemiology team at the BOG in the use of the system and already, data on…
24 Mar 2020
World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 each year to raise public awareness and understanding about the world’s deadliest infectious killer -tuberculosis (TB) and it’s the devastating health, social and economic impact on people around the world. March 24 marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium…
16 Mar 2020
On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) as part of the continuous support to the Ministry of Health in responding to the declared COVID-19 pandemic. PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr. Noreen Jack, met with the Minister of Health, Honourable Pablo…
12 Mar 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 12 March 2020 - Coming from a situation where exclusive breastfeeding of babies for the first 6 months of life was difficult to "sell" to the parents, because formula was being offered for a very low price (including  80% Government subsidy), the Mungra Medical Center (MMC) is the first health care facility that…
11 Mar 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 11 March 2020 - Suriname is among the five countries in the region with the highest maternal mortality and stillborn rate. The maternal mortality ratio in Suriname is estimated at 120 per 100,000 live births (2017),  with an average of 12 maternal deaths per year (2010-2018). To reach the 2030 regional target of 30, the…