11 Mar 2020
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, PAHO/WHO Belize held an awareness building session on COVID-19 with the staff of different organizations including Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sagicor, Anthony Thurton & Associates, Terramark Properties, Morgan & Morgan, United, Financial Intelligence Unit and Coney Drive Development Company. The…
10 Mar 2020
The training which took place 12-14 February 2020, was attended by four laboratory technologists from the Main New China Friendship Hospital in Roseau, Dominica. The three-day training was facilitated by Virologist, Dr Lionel Gresh. The main objectives of the training were to: Implement the molecular diagnosis of the COVID-19 and train…
9 Mar 2020
Peru has just taken a further step that will help to protect public health from the harms of tobacco continuing on a path which started a few years back to discourage their consumption and avert related health care costs through taxation. A modification of the methodology to calculate the amount-specific excise tax on cigarettes has been…
6 Mar 2020
Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Pan American Health Organization\World Health Organization (PAHO\WHO) country office in Barbados, has been informing its partners and stakeholders on the current situation and general preparedness for the virus This information sharing continued on Tuesday 3 March 2020, when staff of the…
5 Mar 2020
Wednesday 4th March, 2020, Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, St George’s, Grenada - Dr Yitades Gebre Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR/ECC) made a courtesy call to the Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business, the…
5 Mar 2020
Quito, Ecuador - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the HEARTS Initiative, advocates the use of validated electronic devices in order to improve the accuracy of blood pressure  (BP) measurement, as it is key to the correct diagnosis and control of hypertension. To this end, it is necessary to have a regulatory framework…
5 Mar 2020
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Belize Ministry of Health met to discuss an operational plan for COVID-19 response. In attendance was the PAHO/WHO Belize COVID-19 Incident Management Team led by PWR Dr. Noreen Jack and key members of the Ministry of Health including…
3 Mar 2020
On 26th – 27th February, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health facilitated visits to three (3) health facilities in Belize as part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Isabel…
3 Mar 2020
3 March 2020 - The Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPSSR) course 2019 is now available, the objective of which is to provide skills to implement new Maternal and Perinatal Death Audit Committees or strengthen existing committees. Understanding the basic concepts of maternal and perinatal mortality, the data and…