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30 Nov 2021
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Jamaica has gone red to commemorate World AIDS Day.  Light Kingston Red, an annual UNAIDS Jamaica initiative, seeks to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS, remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses, and …
23 Nov 2021
On Monday, November 22, 2021 at the PAHO/WHO Belize Country Office, PWR, Dr. Noreen Jack and her technical team briefed the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) including Hon. Michel Chebat and his delegation regarding the Special Session of the World Health Assembly (WHASS). In this special session, Member States will consider…
20 Nov 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, November 20 (PAHO/WHO) - November 20 is observed globally as World Children’s Day. This year, it will be celebrated under the theme, ‘A Better Future for Every Child’, creating the opportunity for a discussion on the importance of protecting current and expectant mothers along with the children who will chart Jamaica’s…
12 Nov 2021
100 years after its discovery, insulin still out of reach for many living with diabetes Washington, D.C. November 12, 2021 (PAHO) – A new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the lead-up to World Diabetes Day highlights the alarming state of global access to insulin and diabetes care, and finds that high prices, low…
12 Nov 2021
Every 14 November, the Pan American Health Organization joins the global public health community to celebrate World Diabetes Day.  Increasing Access to Diabetes Care in the Region of the Americas.   …
10 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C., November 10, 2021 (PAHO) – Eleven countries in the Americas yesterday joined a global initiative to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems during the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26). The countries – Argentina, The Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and…
27 Oct 2021
The Region of the Americas has benefited from the support of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres (CCs) since 1950. Since then, CCs have supported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in several technical areas, such as nursing, communicable diseases, health promotion, information systems for health, mental health…
25 Oct 2021
On Tuesday 19 October 2021, the government of the United Kingdom, in its capacity as incoming Presidency of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), and its partners the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Greener NHS, convened a regional roundtable on…
22 Oct 2021
Declining immunization rates, which have worsened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have raised concerns about reintroduction of the disease. Washington, DC, October 22, 2021 (PAHO) – On the eve of World Polio Day, celebrated on October 24, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is marking the 30th anniversary of the last case of poliomyelitis in…