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14 Sep 2021
  An unprecedented consortium of more than 25 international, U.S., and Caribbean organizations, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis…
9 Sep 2021
On September 10th, commemorating World Suicide Prevention Day, PAHO is launching two training courses intended for medical and social workers to improve psychosocial support with those with whom they come into contact. World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated annually worldwide on September 10th and this year's theme is "Creating Hope Through…
8 Sep 2021
The event celebrating 20 years of the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s Virtual Health Library (MS VHL) was broadcast online via Teams and on the DataSUS YouTube channel on August 31st. During the ceremony, the new MS VHL interface, the commemorative anniversary stamp that will be used in activities until August/22, and the …
7 Sep 2021
On Friday 3 August, PAHO donated oxygen tanks to the Regional Health Service in Suriname to support the fight against COVID-19 in Suriname. PAHO continuously supports the primary health services with necessary medical equipment and supplies. The donation consisted of 15 oxygen tanks of 60 cubic feet volume and 15 oxygen tanks of 110 cubic feet…
6 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 6, 2021(PAHO) - As part of the country's ongoing COVID-19 response, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated a Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BPap/BiPap) Unit to Belize's national referral hospital for COVID-19, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). With the KHMH…
4 Sep 2021
4 September 2020 - PAHO Guyana, in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Local Government, conducted the first Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) training for the indigenous health care workers providing care to remote, hinterland communities, exclusively to the indigenous populations in Kamarang and neighbouring communities in…
2 Sep 2021
On Thursday, August 12, the Ministry of Health in Suriname received a donation of 30 oxygen concentrators to support patient care in the current COVID-19 situation in Suriname. The donation came at an extremely opportune time, as transmission of the virus has unfortunately continued to increase over the past 4 weeks. The oxygen concentrators were…
1 Sep 2021
Belize City, Belize, September 01, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project Phase II Project, supported by the United Kingdom Department for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO), the British High Commission and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)…
1 Sep 2021
The launching of the Portugal Nursing Virtual Health Library (VHL), transmitted online from the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra on July 9, was part of the International Meeting of Scientific Publishing, an initiative within the framework of the Strategic Axis of Development of the Research Unit in Health Sciences: Nursing (UCISA…