Web Notes

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…
21 Oct 2021
When it comes to addressing local health challenges, social innovations can frequently match and exceed the impact of high-tech innovations, and they can also work in synergy. Social innovations in health are inclusive solutions that meet the needs of end-users through community-engaged, person-centered processes. We want to identify the most…
18 Oct 2021
Two guidelines are now available to assist health care providers in appropriate, evidence-based management of neurocysticercosis, and public health stakeholders in implementing control measures for T. solium.   1- Guideline for preventive chemotherapy for the control of Taenia solium taeniasi This document provides several tools are available…
14 Oct 2021
FAO, OIE and PAHO, the implementing organizations of the regional project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance”, have signed an addendum with the European Union to extend this initiative for an additional year. This expansion, in scope and duration, will support actions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in…
12 Oct 2021
On Tuesday, October 12, the Government of Jamaica received a donation of vaccines from the German Government, through the COVAX dose sharing mechanism. Ambassador Dr. Stefan Friedrich Keil (2nd left), German Ambassador to Jamaica and Mr. Ian Stein (2nd right), PAHO/WHO to Jamaica, Bermuda & the Cayman Islands made the donation to the Hon.…
6 Oct 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, October 6, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) has embraced international training on Medium-Term Results Based Budgeting (MTRBB), with almost 80 staff members island-wide participating in an intensive four-week programme set to run from Tuesday, September 21 to Friday, October 15. The MTRBB…
6 Oct 2021
Dympna Carten, Community Psychiatric Nurse, is on a mission to champion mental health care and access to services for Caymanians. Named after Saint Dympna, Patron Saint of Mental Illness who bravely pioneered mental health care in the 7th Century, Carten considers this servant leadership her calling.  “This is my dream job. No two days are…
6 Oct 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, October 6, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Mr. Ian Stein has been appointed Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He is based in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. Stein possesses substantial experience in developing and maintaining partnerships for health,…
6 Oct 2021
Kingston, Jamaica, October 6, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Mr. Ian Stein has been appointed Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He is based in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. Stein possesses substantial experience in developing and maintaining partnerships for health,…