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:

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…
27 Dec 2021
Globally, only one in eight persons who need treatment for a substance use disorder receives it. Washington, D.C., December 27 2021 (PAHO) – A new project by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide technical support to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica and Panama to improve national capacity to develop and implement…
21 Dec 2021
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 21 December 2021  — On Friday 17 December, Guyana received 55,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under a project funded by Canada and implemented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to increase vaccine access among vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.  With this donation, Guyana expects to…
16 Dec 2021
As part of the continued response in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also necessary to increase public awareness of the multiple risks of being infected with COVID-19 and smoking. Thus, 175 posters depicting that smoking can increase the risk of getting COVID-19 infection were donated to the National Drug Abuse and Control Council of the…
10 Dec 2021
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) the below items to support your organization’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control measures. 600 KN95 respirator masks 1,800 face shields 15,000 surgical masks 15,040 surgical gowns 30,000 latex gloves (XS, S, M, ML…