Web Notes

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
Solidarity critical to improve response and preparedness, and to accelerate pandemic recuperation efforts.  Washington D., 27 January 2022 (PAHO) - Speaking at a high-level event at the Atlantic Council today, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne stressed that coordinated action across the…
26 Jan 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 26, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries hosted a webinar on "Ending the Acute Stage of the Pandemic in 2022: The State of COVID-19 response in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries", on Wednesday January 26, 2022. The purpose was…
26 Jan 2022
Belize City, Belize, January 26, 2022 (PAHO) - PAHO/WHO Belize, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the National Malaria Control Programme, are currently on a technical mission, in the context of the Regional Initiative for the Elimination of Malaria (RMEI), to keep Belize on track to eliminating malaria…
20 Jan 2022
Belize City, Belize, January 20, 2022 (PAHO) – Today, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through funding from the Government of Canada and WHO Pooled Award for COVID-19 Response, donated three defibrillators to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA). The donation also included reusable probes…
18 Jan 2022
PAHO/WHO The Bahamas & Turks and Caicos Islands, the Ministry of Health, the Bahamas Psychological Association and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition are joining in the worldwide campaign for mental health awareness. In such a small population, COVID has hit The Bahamas hard and grief levels are high. http://www.tribune242.com/news/2021/oct/12/…
28 Dec 2021
Nassau, Bahamas – After more than two years in emergency mode, the PAHO/WHO Country Office of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands hosted a Virtual End of Year Retreat to rejuvenate, find balance and participate in a virtual ‘Thank You Exchange’. The objectives of the retreat were to foster teambuilding among staff members, achieve consensus…
27 Dec 2021
Globally, only one in eight persons who need treatment for a substance use disorder receives it. Washington, D.C., December 27 2021 (PAHO) – A new project by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide technical support to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica and Panama to improve national capacity to develop and implement…
17 Dec 2021
The reform, which PAHO has supported, also prohibits advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco products.  Washington, D.C. December 17, 2021 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization welcomed this week’s approval of the reform of Mexico’s General Law for Tobacco Control, which establishes 100% smoke-free environments in all…