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:

19 Jan 2023
Washington D.C. - The Revolving Fund with the support of the USG have worked together on filling in vaccine and ancillary supplies gaps for countries in the region of the Americas from vaccines, diluents, and syringe procurement to covering shipping costs of lifesaving goods. Only in the third quarter of 2022, 40 million syringes for COVID-19…
1 Nov 2022
Asunción, November 01, 2022 (PAHO/WHO). An essential donation of equipment and transportation was delivered to Paraguay within the framework of PAHO/WHO technical cooperation and the support of the United States government to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and accelerate access COVID-19 vaccines.  The donation will strengthen the national…
28 Oct 2022
Managua, October 27th, 2022 (PAHO/WHO)—The inauguration of a new vaccine’s storage center marks a new chapter in the process of upgrading health services in Nicaragua and decentralizing the immunization process.   This vaccines bank is fitted with advanced technology and cold chain equipment that will ensure the conservation of up to one million…
23 Sep 2022
PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, Dr Djamiel Koesni BOG Acting Manager National Immunization Program, and Deputy Chief of Mission, Priyadarshi Sen  Suriname, September 23, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) office in Suriname, in collaboration with the United States Government (USG), procured cold chain equipment…
29 Jul 2022
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (PAHO) July 21, 2022.- The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) of the Dominican Republic received from the United States Government, through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), two isothermal containers with the objective of strengthening the cold chain for vaccines protection.…
4 May 2022
Brasilia, 4 May 2022 (PAHO) – Health authorities, managers, experts, and technical health surveillance teams have shared today (4) in the city of Brasilia, Brazil, experiences of 27 central public health laboratories of all Brazilian states, 13 laboratories located in border areas and 3 National Influenza Centres. The 1st National Exhibition of…
3 Mar 2022
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 1, 2022 (PAHO) – Twenty refrigerators have been donated to the Dominican Republic's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) by the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada), through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The donation will help expand vaccine storage capacity in provincial collection…
20 Feb 2022
Nassau, 20 February 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to host a series of pop-up vaccination sites throughout the island of New Providence. These areas included Yellow Elder, Masons Addition, Christie Park and Mother Butler Park.…
28 Dec 2021
Nassau, Bahamas, 15 December 2021 [PAHO] — The Bahamas received 48,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under a collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Governments of Canada and Colombia to increase vaccine access among for vulnerable populations in Latin America and the…