Updates & Emerging Issues

“Nearly 2.3 million COVAX doses will arrive in at least seven countries in our region in the next days and weeks.” Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021 (PAHO) – 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

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CARIBBEAN Public Health Agency (CARPHA) executive director Dr Joy St John on Monday praised Caricom heads of government for leading the region’s charge to protect its people against the ravages of the covid19 pandemic and ensure equitable access to covid19 vaccines. Among the leaders praised by St John were the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister,

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Dr Farley Cleghorn says: The only way to end the pandemic and to return to some semblance of normalcy is by vaccination. ANSA McAl has embarked on a regional public awareness campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of immunization in anticipation of the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a part of this campaign, Dr.

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PART 1 – “It’s time for a policy on HIV self-testing” As we continue to navigate COVID-19, it is important to note that HIV self-testing offers an easy and reliable way to screen for HIV at home. It’s time for a policy on HIV self-testing. Watch the videos below in English, French or Dutch.   HIV self-testing

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In these challenging times, CMLF is seizing the opportunity to remind our valued partners and stakeholders of how important it is to keep our focus on quality and access to laboratory and testing services. Our brief video below looks at how CMLF pursues its vision as the Regional Champion for Best Practice in Laboratory Services. This

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Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Product type: Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Date: 7 December 2020 WHO-identifier: 2020/5, version 1 Purpose of this notice: To ensure users of certain nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies are aware

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The world has made significant progress since the late 1990s, but HIV remains a major global public health issue. And like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services are all being disrupted particularly in countries with fragile heath systems. The breakdown in

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Laboratory technologists have been working nonstop to help the nation diagnose an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases.. In March, April Abbott dragged a hospital bed into her office at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. In the nine months since, she has slept in it a half-dozen times while working overnight in her clinical microbiology laboratory,

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