As COVID cases continue to rise in the Americas, PAHO Director urges countries to “take stock of the numbers and act”

As COVID cases continue to rise in the Americas, PAHO Director urges countries to “take stock of the numbers and act”

With the virus “not going away any time soon,” countries must bolster testing and surveillance and ensure that vaccines get to where they are needed the most.  As cases of COVID-19 rise sharply throughout the region – by 27.2% over the past week – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called […]

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 BANK HAILS REGIONAL NURSES AS PILLARS OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

BANK HAILS REGIONAL NURSES AS PILLARS OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has hailed nurses as pillars of the Caribbean healthcare system. In paying tribute to regional nurses on International Nurses Day on Thursday May 12, 2022, CEO of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Colette Delaney heaped praise on the profession noting that nurses are “the pillars of the regional healthcare system and an integral part […]

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 French Red Cross to host a regional cooperation event on disaster management in the Caribbean from May 17 to 19

French Red Cross to host a regional cooperation event on disaster management in the Caribbean from May 17 to 19

More than 40 participants from 12 Red Cross Societies and regional partners, including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDMEA), will participate in a regional workshop on cooperation and disaster risk management from May 17-19, 2022, in Sint Maarten. The Caribbean is exposed to major challenges in terms of natural hazards, epidemics, and climate change. […]

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 Subway® Announces Master Franchise Agreement with SouthRock to Expand its Footprint in Brazil

Subway® Announces Master Franchise Agreement with SouthRock to Expand its Footprint in Brazil

 New partnership is the first of its kind for Subway in Latin America, furthering the company’s global expansion plans Subway®, one of the world’s largest restaurant brands, and SouthRock, a leading Brazil-based multi brand restaurant operator, have signed a master franchise agreement to expand Subway’s footprint in Brazil, one of the company’s largest markets. The […]

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 Oversight, Appropriations, and Partnership Top Agenda for U.S. and Caribbean Lawmakers

Oversight, Appropriations, and Partnership Top Agenda for U.S. and Caribbean Lawmakers

Twenty legislators from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the United States gathered at the Hilton Barbados for a governance workshop hosted by the U.S. House Democracy Partnership on Saturday, April 23.  They were joined by U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, Barbadian Ambassador Noel Lynch, and Antiguan Barbudan Ambassador Ronald Sanders.  Representatives from the National Democratic Institute and International […]

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 DOMINiCA HOSTS THE BIRMINGHAM 2022 QUEEN’S BATON RELAY

DOMINiCA HOSTS THE BIRMINGHAM 2022 QUEEN’S BATON RELAY

28th April 2022: Today, Thursday, April 03th 2022, the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has arrived in Dominica, reaching the 55th destination out of the 72 Commonwealth nations and territories it will be visiting. Arriving from Montserrat, the Baton has officially touched down on Dominica’s shores after arriving via the Montserrat Coast Guard  having been […]

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 World Chagas Disease Day: Less than 10% of those infected with Chagas disease receive timely diagnosis and treatment  

World Chagas Disease Day: Less than 10% of those infected with Chagas disease receive timely diagnosis and treatment  

PAHO calls for detection of all cases and equitable access to care for this disease, which causes about 30,000 new infections each year Due to its silent nature, less than 10% of those infected with Chagas disease each year receive timely diagnosis and, therefore, effective treatment in Mexico, Central America, and South America, where the […]

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