By Prakash Nagarkatti & Mitzi Nagarkatti, The Conversation On Sept. 1, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the use of updated COVID-19 booster shots that are specifically tailored to combat the two most prevalent omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5. The decision comes just a day after the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency […]
New elected Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Terrance Drew has announced plans to end several policies put in place by the Timothy Harris administration. One of the items topping the agenda he said, is to compensate those individuals who were fired from their jobs for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “I […]
With monkeypox infections reaching over 5000, and a case of polio type 2 reported in the United States, vaccines, medicines and surveillance are key.
By PAHO Washington D.C. 27 July 2022 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 cases decreased in the Americas for the first time in five weeks, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F Etienne, has urged countries to remain alert to COVID-19 and other health issues, such as monkeypox, which was declared a public health emergency […]
By Linda Nwoke On July 21, 2022, the U.S. President announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, exhibiting mild symptoms like fatigue, a slightly runny nose, and occasional dry cough, as explained by the President’s physician. Many people are in such a situation, despite receiving the COVID 19 vaccination. They might contract COVID 19 but […]
With Omicron variant sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 driving most new COVID-19 infections, and other diseases likely to emerge in the future, increased medical production is key to saving lives, PAHO Director says.
By PAHO Washington D.C. 13 July 2022 (PAHO) – As Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 drive a new wave of COVID-19 infections across the Americas, and cases of monkeypox continue to rise, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne has called on countries to work together to meet the growing demand for […]
While much remains unknown about the impact of this condition, health systems must prepare for the long-term, says PAHO Director.
Washington D.C. 29 June 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Americas, with new infections increasing by 13.9% from last week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne has called for countries to prepare their health systems to address the long-term impact of post-COVID condition (commonly known as long […]
By Edward Mcallister and Cooper Inveen, Reuters DAKAR/ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area reserved for COVID-19 shots is empty. A health worker leans back in his chair and scrolls on a […]
A year after the fanfare, we need to do better by our nurses
By Eveth Green Vice President of Nursing, AdvantageCare Physicians Being a nurse is a calling and we love what we do. However, the work is challenging, especially now as we are still in the throes of COVID after nearly two years. Coming out of years of pandemic hardship, New York spent the bulk of 2021 […]
New York, NY USA – April 21, 2022: New York City, Street Pop Up PCR and Antigen Covid-19 Tent During Coronavirus Pandemic in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Alexander Nazaryan, Yahoo News WASHINGTON — States with low coronavirus vaccine booster rates could see COVID-19 deaths rise as strains of the Omicron variant spread across the U.S., White […]
Nurses play a central role in vaccination programs and in caring for those that fall ill. Countries must double investments and improve policies to support “backbone” of health care systems.
By PAHO Washington D.C., 4 May 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID cases and hospitalizations once again rise in the Americas – by 12.7% since last week – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called on countries to urgently increase investments to develop and retain the nursing workforce. “Throughout the Americas, […]