WASHINGTON, D.C. – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Wednesday said that several Latin America and the Caribbean countries are on track to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 vaccination target of 40 per cent before the end of the year.
GENEVA, Switzerland –The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that a significant number of children in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are feed a minimal diverse diet noting that there has been little sign of improvement in the diets of the world’s youngest children over the last ten years.
UNITED NATIONS –The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne says that he is in agreement with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the lack of a global response and vaccination program to end the COVID-19 pandemic is “a clear and tragic example” of the failure of the international community to deliver policies to support peace, global health, the viability of the planet and other pressing needs.
Although 54 percent of the US population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy is still prevalent, now with a newer group—parents of children ages 12 and under. Family doctors and pediatricians are now being called to the front lines to create trust among these parents of children who can now be vaccinated.
WASHINGTON, DC – As Jamaica continues the battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic, Health and Wellness Minister Dr. The Hon Christopher Tufton, will be the special guest on the next edition of the monthly virtual town hall, Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks, on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 7:00 pm EDT.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana Monday said that it needed further clarification from the United States-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so as to administer Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccines to persons who have been fully immunized using a vaccine not yet approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).