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Dr. Cleopatra Jessurun, Director of Public Health being trained on key features of the Go.Data system with support from BOG, PAHO and IDB staff
4 Apr 2020
The Bureau of Public Health has received support from PAHO and the IDB to launch Go.Data – an Outbreak Investigation Data Management System developed by WHO and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). On April 2, 2020 a training was conducted with the Epidemiology team at the BOG in the use of the system and already, data on…
TB Day
24 Mar 2020
World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 each year to raise public awareness and understanding about the world’s deadliest infectious killer -tuberculosis (TB) and it’s the devastating health, social and economic impact on people around the world. March 24 marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium…
Supplies
16 Mar 2020
On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) as part of the continuous support to the Ministry of Health in responding to the declared COVID-19 pandemic. PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr. Noreen Jack, met with the Minister of Health, Honourable Pablo…
Newborn
12 Mar 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 12 March 2020 - Coming from a situation where exclusive breastfeeding of babies for the first 6 months of life was difficult to "sell" to the parents, because formula was being offered for a very low price (including  80% Government subsidy), the Mungra Medical Center (MMC) is the first health care facility that…
11 Mar 2020
PAHO/WHO for Suriname, 11 March 2020 - Suriname is among the five countries in the region with the highest maternal mortality and stillborn rate. The maternal mortality ratio in Suriname is estimated at 120 per 100,000 live births (2017),  with an average of 12 maternal deaths per year (2010-2018). To reach the 2030 regional target of 30, the…
PAHO/WHO Belize briefs members of various organizations on COVID-19
11 Mar 2020
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, PAHO/WHO Belize held an awareness building session on COVID-19 with the staff of different organizations including Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sagicor, Anthony Thurton & Associates, Terramark Properties, Morgan & Morgan, United, Financial Intelligence Unit and Coney Drive Development Company. The…
Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas de Perú
9 Mar 2020
Peru has just taken a further step that will help to protect public health from the harms of tobacco continuing on a path which started a few years back to discourage their consumption and avert related health care costs through taxation. A modification of the methodology to calculate the amount-specific excise tax on cigarettes has been…
HEARTS Tehnical meeting Use of Validated Electronic Devices Ecuador MAR 2020
5 Mar 2020
Quito, Ecuador - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the HEARTS Initiative, advocates the use of validated electronic devices in order to improve the accuracy of blood pressure  (BP) measurement, as it is key to the correct diagnosis and control of hypertension. To this end, it is necessary to have a regulatory framework…
Operational meeting COVID-19 MOH and PAHO/WHO
5 Mar 2020
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Belize Ministry of Health met to discuss an operational plan for COVID-19 response. In attendance was the PAHO/WHO Belize COVID-19 Incident Management Team led by PWR Dr. Noreen Jack and key members of the Ministry of Health including…