The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, will visit Paraguay from March 11 to 15 to meet with the country’s highest authorities.


Miguel Rodrigo Zúniga’s life was hanging in the balance. The 16-year old teenager from Trojes, in the Honduran province of Danlí, was bitten by a black widow. His life was saved, however, thanks to several organizations that worked to deliver the antidote from Nicaragua in a matter of hours.


A new plan to increase health workers and improve their efficiency and distribution in order to respond to the health needs of the population, was launched today by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other partners.


Eleven hospitals and health centers and a laboratory in Belize will be retrofitted to make them safer, “green” and able to continue operating during emergencies and disasters as part of the Smart Health Facilities Project, a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) initiative, financed by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (UKaid) and the European Union.


Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), is visiting Belize from February 18-22 to meet with Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow, Minister of Health Pablo Marin, and other high-level officials.