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Dr Valerie Knowles: Ignoring Mental Health needs put essential workers at risk - Jul 22, 2021 - 11:44:34 AM

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Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.

“There is a concept of shared trauma that can be applied to essential workers. They are a group of persons overlooked because of their position in society, their titles and functions, and the assumptions we make about their mental wellness,” said Dr Valerie Knowles, a clinical psychologist with 30-plus years of experience...
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PMH Implements measures to manage increase in COVID- 19 Cases - Jul 21, 2021 - 6:00:05 PM

Hospital administration at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today announced the implementation of measures to manage the institution’s already strained services as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases presenting at the Emergency Department. The new measures are designed to reduce the spread of the virus among patients and staff, and to account for an increase in the number of persons having to be admitted, the overwhelming majority of whom are unvaccinated...
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Haiti receives 500,000 vaccines donated by the United States through COVAX - Jul 15, 2021 - 9:58:24 AM

Today Haiti received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility. The country is the fourth in the region to receive these donated shipments, after Honduras, El Salvador and Bolivia, with a total of 4,008,000 doses delivered so far.

“The arrival of these vaccines is quite promising and now the challenge is to get them to the people that need them the most,” said Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne...
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PAHO Director reassures countries that COVID-19 vaccines are effective despite variants of concern - Jun 30, 2021 - 9:39:47 PM

Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne provided reassurance about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines despite circulation in the Americas of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease.
 
“So far, PAHO has found that the impact of variants of concern on the effectiveness of vaccines for COVID-19 has been minimal,” Dr. Etienne told reporters at her weekly media briefing...
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PAHO urges countries to prepare for “dual threat” of hurricane season and COVID-19 - Jun 9, 2021 - 8:52:11 AM

(PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today called on national and local authorities in countries at risk for hurricanes to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. She warned that COVID-19 and the potential devastation of high winds and flooding make preparation even more critical than usual...
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COVID-19 continues to surge through the Americas, PAHO Director reports - Apr 7, 2021 - 8:39:32 PM

“COVID infections continue to surge throughout the Americas,” with more than 1.3 million new cases and 37,000 deaths reported in the region in the last week while cases rise in nearly every country in South America, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne said today.

“In areas of Bolivia and Colombia, cases have doubled in the last week...
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Barbados receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Apr 6, 2021 - 7:35:37 PM

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Barbados today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, in the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history...
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The Bahamas receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:30:11 PM


- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...

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32 countries and territories in the Americas have detected infection by one of three ‘variants of concern’ - Mar 26, 2021 - 11:30:32 AM

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three “variants of concern” of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, according to a new Epidemiological Update.
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These variants may increase transmissibility of the virus, increase its virulence, or decrease the effectiveness of public health...
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Diagnosis of new TB cases in the Americas reduced by 15-20% during 2020 due to the pandemic - Mar 24, 2021 - 11:56:33 AM


On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that diagnosis of new cases of the disease in the Americas declined by 15% to 20% during 2020 compared to the previous year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reduction jeopardizes progress toward ending TB in the region.
 
"TB continues to take a devastating toll on the world, and it is unacceptable that people...
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PAHO Director warns of COVID-19 surge in the Americas - Mar 23, 2021 - 2:50:35 PM

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne applauded the arrival of over 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX but warned that the virus is surging dangerously in many countries in the region.

COVAX, the global alliance to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, has helped deliver over 2.2 million doses to the region so far...
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout expanded in the Americas, PAHO Director reports - Mar 10, 2021 - 8:13:19 PM

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne welcomed the expansion of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas and reported that PAHO is working closely with member countries to “accelerate access” throughout the region.
 
The Bahamas has received its first COVID-19 vaccines, due to the Indian government’s donation of 20,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine...
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PAHO Director urges “leaving no one behind” in digital transformation of public health - Feb 23, 2021 - 12:05:20 PM

(PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today called on health ministers and officials in the Americas to work toward eight goals in the digital transformation of public health, including achieving universal connectivity.
 
“We need to take a fresh look at public health, one that is much more holistic and inclusive, that considers new critical factors for the success of interventions...
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PAHO Director calls for equitable access as new vaccines cleared for delivery - Feb 17, 2021 - 3:14:34 PM

With COVAX delivery of new vaccines expected soon in the Americas, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne called for overcoming barriers to ensure “fair and equitable access.”
 
“As we start delivering COVAX vaccines, and as we prepare for the steep scale-up ahead, we must be guided by our vision of fair and equitable access...
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PAHO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas rose 14% since Jan. 15, but increase is lower than previous period - Feb 11, 2021 - 5:20:33 PM

(PAHO)  A new epidemiological update by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) on COVID-19 documents a 14% increase in cases and a 14% rise in deaths from Jan. 15 to Feb. 8. This increase, however, is lower than in the period from Dec. 11 to Jan. 15.

The document includes a summary of the regional situation and guidance for countries in the region...
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PAHO urges countries to improve readiness to roll out COVID-19 vaccines - Feb 9, 2021 - 9:30:10 AM

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging countries in the Americas to make sure they are prepared to roll out COVID-19 vaccines. Information provided voluntarily to PAHO by countries shows important advances, but some gaps remain.
 
Key areas for a successful vaccine roll out include the development of national vaccination plans, establishment of expedited regulatory processes, preparation of health workers...
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PAHO Director warns that damage from COVID-19 disproportionately impacts women - Feb 3, 2021 - 5:06:56 PM

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the health, social and economic effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately impacting women and called for heightened attention to the pandemic’s gender disparities.

“To overcome this pandemic, countries must recognize and respond to the gender dynamics of this outbreak,” Etienne said today in a media briefing. “This starts with ensuring that women and girls can access the health services they need – especially during this time of crisis...
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PAHO donates oxygen cylinders and supplies to Manaus, Brazil - Feb 1, 2021 - 7:09:21 PM

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated 4,600 oximeters last week to the Amazonas State Health Department and to the Manaus Municipal Health Department. These devices help monitor the health conditions of patients with COVID-19.

PAHO has also sent 45 oxygen cylinders to supply health facilities in the state and 1,500 thermometers to take patients’ temperatures...
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Countries in the Americas notified of first COVID-19 vaccine allocations through COVAX - Jan 31, 2021 - 4:07:22 PM

COVAX, a coalition led by WHO and Gavi to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, has notified countries in the Americas of the estimated dose allocation for the first phase of vaccine delivery in a letter to health authorities, the Pan American Health Organization reported today. Thirty-six of the countries and territories participating in COVAX received letters about the estimated number of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that they could be receiving from the second half of February through the second quarter of 2021...
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Three variants of the COVID-19 virus found in 14 countries in the Americas, PAHO reports - Jan 28, 2021 - 2:44:01 PM

Three new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which are raising concerns about possible heightened spread and severity of COVID-19, have been detected in 14 countries in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported in a new Epidemiological Update.
 
“Mutations are an expected part of the spread of any virus,” said PAHO Incident Manager Sylvain Aldighieri...
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