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5 Dec 2023
Emphasizing the pivotal role of effective data protection laws and regulations in bolstering citizens' trust in digital tools and electronic systems, the statement highlighted the integration of rights and protections against the misuse of personal data. It stressed the necessity for organizations to employ data in fair, transparent, and…
1 Dec 2023
It is with great sadness today that we mourn the death of our former PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne.  Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, a native of Dominica, served as Director of PAHO and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional for the Americas from February 2013 to January 2023, died on 1 December 2023. “Dr. Etienne, who was a friend, a sister, and…
30 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 30, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Between November 13 and 24, 2023, Suriname has taken a significant step in combating malaria through a specialized initiative program aimed at enhancing malaria surveillance. The ten-day program, a joint effort by the PAHO Country Office in Suriname and the National Program of the Ministry of Health…
30 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 30, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In an effort to address the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Communicable diseases in Suriname, the (PAHO) Suriname hosted a two-day workshop on November 29 and 30, 2023 for various health stakeholders and policy makers. The workshop focused on integrating…
29 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 29, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In a significant step towards combating cervical cancer, PAHO Suriname and the National Immunization Program hosted a two-day Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine training on November 23rd and 24th, 2023, at the Conference Room of Hotel Jacana. Cervical cancer, ranking as the fourth most common cancer among…
27 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 27, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – On November 22 & 23, a two-day workshop was hosted in Suriname regarding the tobacco industry interference organized by the (PAHO) Suriname. The primary focus was to enhance the nation's capability in countering the pervasive influence of the tobacco industry, with a…
27 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 27, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – In an effort to bolster its public health framework, Suriname is hosting a critical workshop from November 20 to 24, 2023, focusing on strengthening its capabilities in handling Zoonotic Diseases (C12) and ensuring Food Safety (C13). This workshop, a part of the International Health Regulations (IHR)…
27 Nov 2023
Guyana continues to prioritize the development of local capacities in the areas of health and information, in order to strengthen its healthcare system and improve the quality of life of the population. In October, PAHO Guyana with EIH and BIREME facilitated training on accessing and using the VHL and Research4Life platforms to support the…
23 Nov 2023
Suriname, November 23, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Suriname, like many countries, faces a significant challenge in maternal and newborn health, with a maternal mortality rate (MMR) that stands higher than desired. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the Ministry of Health in Suriname, with technical support from the (…