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Washington, DC, September 10, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today warned that the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate suicide risk factors, urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it. Coronavirus is affecting

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SARS-COV-2 is an RNA virus from the coronavirus family, the causative agent of COVID-19. With nearly 6,000,000 cases worldwide, 365,000 deaths and detection in at least well over 200 countries, it continues to evolve with devastating medical and socio-economic sequelae. The challenge with this virus is that the global population has no underlying immunity since

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Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going. Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having

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On World Diabetes Day 2019, PAHO/WHO joins partners around the world to promote that diabetes can be prevented and controlled. The theme for this year is “Family and Diabetes”. Approximately 62 million people are living with type 2 diabetes in the Americas, and need support from their families. Many people with type 2 diabetes do

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June 11 2019: – Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and the business community will soon receive improved outputs from at least two (2) local public labs with the commencement of a national accreditation programme. The activity which is being implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry through the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

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The World Health Organization (WHO) published two lists that are critical for global health: the 21st WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML), and the 2nd WHO Model List of Essential Diagnostics (EDL). The purpose of these lists is to help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available, accessible, and affordable throughout

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