PAHO: Bahamas positioned to make “best decision” with vaccine distribution

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assistant Director Dr Jarbas Barbosa indicated yesterday The Bahamas can make the “best decision” with distribution of its first tranche of AstraZeneca vaccines. His comments came as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX Facility advises countries on the timeframe in receiving their first, second and third allocations […]

PAHO Director: “If our health systems are not prepared, it is not the time to reopen”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne yesterday urged countries to continue to take major control interventions as they move to restart their economies. Etienne pointed specifically to the challenge of countries reopening for travel and implementing measures that have seen “limited impact”. “Although the entire world is racing […]

PAHO: Region facing “mental health crisis”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne revealed today that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental health crisis in the region of the Americas. During a weekly press briefing, Etienne called on countries in the Americas to implement swift measures to address the growing issue. The Americas include […]