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The Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health (CCAYH), was borne from the urgent need to sustainably improve investments in the health and well- being of adolescents and youth in the Caribbean. Held at the HYATT Regency in Trinidad and Tobago, from October 15-17, 2019, PAHO was a pivotal collaborator in the planning of the Congress, along with a consortium of Caribbean regional and national partners.

Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, met with health authorities here today and offered PAHO’s full support in the relief and response operations related to Hurricane Dorian. 

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Region that is currently experiencing a new epidemic cycle of the disease after two years of low incidence. 

The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization has established a special Bahamas Health Relief Fund to receive unrestricted and unearmarked funds from donors who would like to support the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas in its relief and response efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.

In Dominica, an island in the West Indies with a population of just over 70,000, change is underway to transform the health system into one that focuses increasingly on primary health care, is people- and community-centred and is better placed to achieve universal health coverage and access (or Universal Health, as it is known in the Region of the Americas).