PAHO Director warns of virus surge in the Americas

PAHO Director warns of virus surge in the Americas

As COVAX delivers 2.2 million doses of vaccine and cases rise, situation is described as “an active public health emergency’  Read more  

 Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister asks US President for AstraZeneca vaccines for CARICOM

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister asks US President for AstraZeneca vaccines for CARICOM

(CMC) – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to United States President Joseph Biden requesting that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries be given some of the AstraZen

Inequity of virus vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief

Inequity of virus vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief

The growing gap between the number of vaccines being given in rich countries and those administered through COVAX is becoming “more grotesque every day”, the head of th

Women ‘systematically excluded’ from virus response, despite being worst affected

Women ‘systematically excluded’ from virus response, despite being worst affected

Notwithstanding that women make up 70 per cent of healthcare workers globally, and have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also being “systematically exclu

Collective commitment needed to end the ‘poison’ of racism: UN cultural chief says

Collective commitment needed to end the ‘poison’ of racism: UN cultural chief says

With the COVID-19 pandemic providing fertile ground for the resurgence of racism and discrimination, the head of the UN’s educational and cultur

Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization

Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization

Climate change has hit the world’s oceans hard, UN weather experts said on Monday, in a call for lifesaving monitoring and early warning se

The pandemic highlights urgent need to reboot global effort to end tuberculosis

The pandemic highlights urgent need to reboot global effort to end tuberculosis

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 than in 2019, according to preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from o

WHO announces 2nd edition Health for All Film Festival shortlist and jury composition

WHO announces 2nd edition Health for All Film Festival shortlist and jury composition

In an extraordinary demonstration of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the second edition of the Health for All Film Festival has attracted nearly&n

 CELAC supports CARICOM call for Global Vaccine Summit

CELAC supports CARICOM call for Global Vaccine Summit

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for its call for a global summit to address urgently the issu

 Guyana to consider setting up seismic monitoring centre

Guyana to consider setting up seismic monitoring centre

(Department of Public Information) The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) plans to consider setting up Guyana’s first permanent seismic monitoring station to strengthen the natio

 Early childhood educators access training in distance learning through CARICOM, UNESCO, UWI – Open Campus collaboration

Early childhood educators access training in distance learning through CARICOM, UNESCO, UWI – Open Campus collaboration

Teachers and educators in early childhood education from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are involved in a four-week training workshop to improve their capacity to deliver

 Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: ACTION PLAN

Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: ACTION PLAN

At the conclusion of the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum, held virtually on 18 March 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Caribbean countries, welcoming the Communiqu&eacu

Recognize ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day

Recognize ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day

The UN is marking World Water Day on Monday with a global conversation on how people value the lifegiving resource in different parts of the world, according to local nee

Forest restoration provides a path to pandemic recovery, greener future

Forest restoration provides a path to pandemic recovery, greener future

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic should lead to stronger action to safeguard the world’s forests, a senior UN official said on Friday, highlighting how these natural resou

‘Pernicious evil’ of racism pervasive in ‘all regions and all societies’ – UN chief

‘Pernicious evil’ of racism pervasive in ‘all regions and all societies’ – UN chief

Much of today’s racism is “deeply entrenched in centuries of colonialism and enslavement”, the UN chief said on Friday ahead of the International Day for the Elim

First Person: Prepare for the next pandemic, says WHO scientist

First Person: Prepare for the next pandemic, says WHO scientist

New technologies have given us new ways to control diseases - crucial to fighting the COVID pandemic, and future global outbreaks, says the World Health Organization’s Chief

Statement of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

Statement of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

As of 17 March 2021, more than 120 million cases of COVID-19 infections, with more than 2 million deaths, had been reported globally.  Vaccination remains a critical tool to h

No winners but fewer losers in global economy from pandemic than expected

No winners but fewer losers in global economy from pandemic than expected

The COVID-19 pandemic seriously impacted all economies around the world last year, with trillions of dollars of lost earnings, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said&nbs