Skip to content


WHO: Routine Vaccination reaching four in five Children but 22 Million still Miss Out

2012-11-06 13:40:52

Four in five children (83%) worldwide received the recommended three doses of diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis (DTP) vaccine during infancy in 2011, according to new data released in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER).  

Read more

Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean

2012-08-03 11:18:22

Every year, countries are faced by threats of hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. Several diseases have been observed in the aftermath of such disaster situations. For example, floods can potentially increase the transmission of...

Read more

PAHO/WHO Strengthens Support to Chile

2010-03-18 07:34:48

Damaged hospital in ChileThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization has coordinated the donation of 175,000 doses of hepatitis A vaccine to Chile, for the immunization of those affected by the February earthquake. PAHO is also supporting Chile in the restoration of health care services around the country.

Read more

Virtual Technical Meeting: Elimination of Neglected and Other Poverty-Related Diseases (June 2009)

2009-08-05 16:37:50

vulnerable populatioins

This meeting and the materials prepared in conjunction with it fall within the framework of the topic “Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which was presented and approved by the 144th Session of the Executive Committee, June of 2009, and will be presented in the next Directing Council of the Organization in September 2009.

Objective of the Meeting: To inform the technical counterparts of the Ministries of Health in greater detail regarding the proposal that has been presented to the Governing Bodies of PAHO, indicating rationality, indicator goals and terms.

Participants: The participation of representatives of the Ministries of Health is expected. On the part of PAHO, the technical group preparing the proposal will be present, as well as some of the regional advisers responsible for the subjects that are part of the draft proposal.

Date: 15-17 June 2009.

For the agenda, technical notes, and 10 presentations on the proposed resolution and the current situation of various neglected and poverty-related diseases, see below.

Read more

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

© Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.