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10 Oct 2023
Belize City, Belize, October 10, 2023 (PAHO) – To guide the advancement of the mental health program and services in Belize, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launched the update of the National Mental Health Policy for the country. With…
6 Oct 2023
La Paz, Bolivia, October 6, 2023 -Bolivia will implement search activities for trachoma in prioritized communities as a part of the Elimination Initiative in the Region of the Americas. Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world and affects people living in vulnerable conditions, especially women and children. In the…
6 Oct 2023
Port-au-Prince, 6 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - The transfer act accrediting Dr Oscar Barreneche as the new country office representative was signed yesterday in the presence of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) team in Haiti and representatives from the Organization's headquarters. The new representative officially took over from Dr…
5 Oct 2023
Port of Spain, 05 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - Despite vaccination efforts, COVID-19 remained a major global public health threat, emphasizing the critical role of timely SARS-CoV-2 detection through testing, including antigen-detecting rapid tests (Ag-RDTs), in case identification, isolation, contact tracing, and decision-making support. During…
5 Oct 2023
Photo caption: A surgical day is being held to treat people affected by Trachomatous Trichiasis in San Juan Cancuc, Chiapas. San Juan Cancuc, Chiapas, October 5, 2023 – Mexico eliminated trachoma as a public health problem in April 2017, thereby becoming in the first country in the region to obtain the World Health Organization (WHO) validation…
3 Oct 2023
Four key events highlight the importance of education and the guarantee of rights associated with sexual and reproductive health in the country. Bogotá, September 29, 2023. In Colombia, the month of September has become an opportunity for reflection and action to promote sexual and reproductive health as a fundamental pillar of overall health and…
3 Oct 2023
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA- 3 OCTOBER 2023- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Education, with support from Improved Health of Women and Adolescent Girls in Situations of Vulnerability project funded by Canada, conducted two (2) Peer Education Trainings and created school…
2 Oct 2023
Kingston, Jamaica, October 2, 2023 – In an effort to strengthen the readiness and capabilities of first response agencies and voluntary groups in the Cayman Islands, 43 individuals have received rigorous training and certification in Mass Casualty Management (MCM), with the recertification of local instructors. Sponsored by the Hazard Management…
2 Oct 2023
Nassau, The Bahamas - Sept. 30th, 2023 The Ministry of Health and Wellness, PAHO/WHO, the Healthy Bahamas Coalition, and the Wellness Unit partnered to celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day and Wellness Week in the Americas 2023. To observe Wellness Week, the collaborators hosted daily webinars that focused on various topics including mental health…