Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday. Read more

Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities

UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis

UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis

The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee, to address de

 PAHO mobilizes to help Saint Vincent and the Grenadines respond to eruptions of Volcano La Soufriere

PAHO mobilizes to help Saint Vincent and the Grenadines respond to eruptions of Volcano La Soufriere

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 9, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has mobilized to help the government of Saint Vincent and Gre

 Statement on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Statement on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mobilised to support St Vincent and the Grenadines as it faces the possibility of an imminent eruption of La Soufriere Volcano. Following a

 Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday issued an Evacuation Order for areas close to La Soufriere volcano, after scientists reported increased

Equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

Equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

The first delivery of lifesaving jabs arrived in Ghana on 24 February. Announcing the news on Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that more than 38 million doses

New project to help 30 developing countries tackle marine litter scourge

New project to help 30 developing countries tackle marine litter scourge

The GloLitter Partnerships Project will support  30 developing countries in preventing and reducing marine litter from the maritime transport and fisheries sectors, which incl

‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says

‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says

The opinion by the subcommittee of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) follows a review of latest information from the European Medicines Agency (EMA),

Alisson Becker and WHO Foundation launch campaign to raise resources and support treatment for COVID-19 patients starting in the Americas

Alisson Becker and WHO Foundation launch campaign to raise resources and support treatment for COVID-19 patients starting in the Americas

“Give a Breath for Health” campaign launched on World Health Day to kickstart global effort for purchasing oxygen and other life-saving supplies and therapeutics Cha

COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana on 24 February 2021. So far, more than 3

	CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) Enhancing food security and agricultural productivity are at the root of a new project, which seeks to improve the production, processing

 Caribbean Ministers Praise IICA’s role in tackling food insecurity; Discuss Challenge Pandemic Causes

Caribbean Ministers Praise IICA’s role in tackling food insecurity; Discuss Challenge Pandemic Causes

(Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Press Release) Ministers and secretaries of agriculture of 14 Caribbean countries related some of the dramatic consequences

 Barbados Prime Minister Calls For Coordinated Response

Barbados Prime Minister Calls For Coordinated Response

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) As Barbados received its first tranche of vaccines today from the COVAX Facility, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley called for

 Good statistics critical to Region’s post-pandemic recovery – PM Mitchell

Good statistics critical to Region’s post-pandemic recovery – PM Mitchell

Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has called for more creative approaches to collect, produce and disseminate data, especially as the Region prepared for the long-term

AstraZeneca vaccine benefits still ‘largely positive’

AstraZeneca vaccine benefits still ‘largely positive’

The benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are still “largely positive” and outweigh risk of rare but serious blood clots, according to an official with the World

Why we should support refugee athletes’ Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo: UNHCR

Why we should support refugee athletes’ Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo: UNHCR

Ahead of Tokyo 2021, it’s never been more important to support the refugee athletes who have escaped conflict and persecution and who continue to train, despite the challenge

Clarity still needed on effectiveness of vaccine passports, says UN health agency

Clarity still needed on effectiveness of vaccine passports, says UN health agency

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 may not prevent transmission and vaccination passports may not be an “effective strategy” for restarting travel, the World Health Orga