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21 Feb 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados - 21 February 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Caribbean countries are for the first time receiving significant funding and support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) to prepare health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments (V&As), a key step in the development of…
20 Feb 2022
Nassau, 20 February 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to host a series of pop-up vaccination sites throughout the island of New Providence. These areas included Yellow Elder, Masons Addition, Christie Park and Mother Butler Park.…
18 Feb 2022
Belize City, Belize, February 18, 2022 (PAHO) – As part of the ‘Smart’ Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (UK-FCDO), four (4) critical health facilities, spread across the country were upgraded and officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and…
16 Feb 2022
With the objective of strengthening the democratization of access to health information and in line with open science initiatives, the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (BIREME/ PAHO/WHO) creates the Open Metadata Portal of the Information Sources of…
15 Feb 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 February 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries held a virtual courtesy call and orientation for the newly appointed Ministers of Health in Barbados on the Organization, structure, functions, and its technical cooperation. Following the general…
14 Feb 2022
Montevideo/ Washington DC, February 14, 2022 (CLAP/PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through its Latin American Center for Perinatology (CLAP) presented eCBB, a free mobile application with information to improve newborn care. The app can be downloaded on Google Play and Apple Store and is part of PAHO's 28 Days, Time to Care…
1 Feb 2022
1 February 2022 - Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical supplies from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic have put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a need to improve disposal practices, according to a new WHO report. The WHO Global analysis…
27 Jan 2022
Belize City, Belize, January 27, 2022 (PAHO) – Today, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through funding from the Kingdom of Denmark, donated 69 SD Biosensor test kits for a total of 1,725 tests to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). In the midst of emerging COVID-19 variants, it is crucial to…
27 Jan 2022
Belize City, Belize, January 27, 2022 (PAHO) – Through funding from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and in cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), 460,000 masks were donated to be distributed to 22 ministries and organizations throughout Belize boosting their PPE supply. “The…