Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda.
The Princess Alice hospital is the first hospital in the Eastern Caribbean Region to have been fully refitted to smart standards to protect the health of the population against climate change-related events.
Every day patients line up outside the Maternal and Child Health Centre Daniel Alcides Carrion in Villa Maria del Triunfo, a disadvantaged neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lima. They are there to have their eyes examined, to see if they may need treatment for an eye disease. While they wait, health care workers take the opportunity to share information about how to look out for common eye problems and what to do about them.
Ultraprocessed products are food and drink products that have gone through multiple stages of industrial processing, to the point where the end product contains very little real food at all, let alone any nutritional value. Not only are ultraprocessed foods full of sugar, fats, and sodium, but they are rich in additives designed to mimic and enhance the real flavor of food, which makes us consume even more.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide grants for the implementation of initiatives to improve Information Systems for Health (IS4H) in the Americas. These initiatives should focus on improving existing health programs, strategies or policies.