PAHO's COVID-19 Response in the Region

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities all over the world. From its Washington, D.C., headquarters, 27 country offices, and three specialized centers in the region, PAHO/WHO is leading the efforts in the region to support the countries in preventing, detecting, and responding to the pandemic.

In addition to monitoring the response, PAHO/WHO is also covering the procurement of supplies and working to make sure access to COVID-19 vaccines is guaranteed for every eligible person. Latin America and the Caribbean need more vaccines now to save lives and prevent future waves. Support PAHO's efforts to fight COVID-19 in the Americas, help us save lives and reduce the impact of COVID-19.

 

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Some of the ways PAHO/WHO is responding in the Region of the Americas:

14 Sep 2021
Kingston, Jamaica - September 14, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has bolstered the National Public Health Laboratory’s COVID-19 testing capacity with its donation of 30,000 antigen test kits and six new antigen test readers. The latest donation brings PAHO’s total donation of antigen test kits to over one hundred…
7 Sep 2021
Caracas, September 7, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – A shipment of 693,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Venezuela today. The vaccines, purchased using Venezuela’s own resources, were procured through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Revolving Fund – the procurement agent for COVAX for the Region of the Americas. This shipment is the first…
14 Aug 2021
GEORGETOWN, 13 August 2021 – Guyana received 57,600 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to ensure the…
9 Aug 2021
August 9, 2021 In the Region of the Americas, the indigenous population is made up of more than 62 million people, with a great diversity of languages, cultures, and traditions. As of July 2021, 617,000 individuals belonging to indigenous peoples in the region have been infected by COVID-19 and nearly 15,000 have died from complications related…
17 Jul 2021
Port-au-Prince, 17th July 2021 --- Following the delivery of 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States through the COVAX mechanism, a first vaccination session was organized on Friday, July 16 by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) at the Hospital Universitaire de Paix (HUP) in Port-au-Prince, where many health…
13 Jul 2021
Uruguay, July 2021 (PAHO) Before the coronavirus hit Uruguay, walking around with a face mask, not greeting others with a kiss, and not sharing one's tea (mate) was unthinkable. It was also rare to see a social club in a town in the interior part of the country turn into a vaccination station one morning and a freezer serve as a a desk. In the…
11 May 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 11 May 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Barbados today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The…
30 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 30, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – As part of its support to the implementation of the Belize National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment plan, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany are today donating to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). The Ministry of…
25 Apr 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, April 24, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of the 5 health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…