PAHO urges support for CARICOM front-of-pack warnings against unhealthy food

22 Dec: PAHO urges support for CARICOM front-of-pack warnings against unhealthy food

Proposal for the warnings is under review by CARICOM Member States    Washington, D.C. December 18 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged support for a proposal by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) to put front-of-package nutritional warnings on food products, which have been shown to help people make healthier dietary choices.…

PAHO Director says COVID-19 vaccines will not be an easy, quick fix for the Americas

17 Dec: PAHO Director says COVID-19 vaccines will not be an easy, quick fix for the Americas

Vulnerable people already receiving vaccines and “millions” more doses are expected early next year. Urges hope but also patience and solidarity. Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020 (PAHO)— The COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020 “is undoubtedly the most extraordinary public health event of our lifetimes,” Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said…

New EU/CARIFORUM project coordinated by PAHO will tackle climate change and health impacts in the Caribbean

15 Dec: New EU/CARIFORUM project coordinated by PAHO will tackle climate change and health impacts in the Caribbean

The first-of-its-kind initiative involves government, civil society, and international organizations Bridgetown, Barbados, December 1, 2020 (PAHO) – International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate climate change and its serious health impacts in Caribbean nations. The EU/CARIFORUM Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems Project – a joint…

New EU/CARIFORUM project will tackle climate change and its health impacts in the Caribbean

12 Dec: New EU/CARIFORUM project will tackle climate change and its health impacts in the Caribbean

PAHO partners in first-of-its-kind initiative involving government, civil society, and international organizations Bridgetown, Barbados, December 2, 2020 (PAHO) – International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate climate change and its serious health impacts in Caribbean nations. The EU/CARIFORUM Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems Project –…

OPS y CEPAL buscan mejorar el suministro de productos médicos durante emergencias en América Latina y el Caribe

08 Dec: OPS y CEPAL buscan mejorar el suministro de productos médicos durante emergencias en América Latina y el Caribe

Convocaron a un diálogo entre salud, ciencia y tecnología, e industria para promover políticas que aumenten el acceso a estos productos y fortalezcan el desarrollo tecnológico y la producción regional, según las necesidades de salud  Washington, DC/Santiago de Chile, 7 de diciembre de 2020- Con el fin de prevenir desabastecimientos de productos médicos durante futuras emergencias…