International Health Days Events

International public health days offer great potential to raise awareness and understanding about health issues and mobilize support for action, from the local community to the international stage. There are many world days observed throughout the year related to specific health issues or conditions – from Alzheimer's to zoonoses; however, PAHO/WHO focuses particular attention on the days and weeks that PAHO/WHO Member States have mandated as "official" public health days for the region.

WHEN: Thursday, 15 June 2023, 1:15pm – 2:30pm (EDT) 

WHERE: United Nations Headquarters, New York Trusteeship Council Chamber


International Nurses Day 2023

WHEN: May 10, 2023 - 2:00 – 5:00 pm (EDT)

SUBJECT: Human Resources in Nursing to Care for populations living in Conditions of Vulnerability in the Region of the Americas: availability, capacity, and Regulation.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 11:00 am ET (Washington, DC Time).

SUBJECT: World Health Day - Health for All: Strengthening Primary Healthcare to Build Resilient Systems 


  • Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director, PAHO

  • Dr. James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services, PAHO

  • Dr. Franck C.S. Anthony,…


March 23rd, 2023


10:00 – 12:15 pm (WDC time)



Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls! PAHO's call to action for a DigitALL Community of Practice to support innovation and technology for gender equality. The event will include remarks from BID, Brazil, Colombia, and Indigenous Youth Networks.


On 7 April 2023—World Health Day—the World Health Organization will observe its 75th birthday. Join PAHO and WHO on a journey to achieve Health For All.

WHO’s 75th anniversary year, which concides with PAHO's 120th anniversary year, is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an…


The Pan American Health Organization is organizing a series of regional and country level events to celebrate this day under the motto: “Forge the world we want: A healthy future for all.” The high-level meeting will seek to deepen the debate on guaranteeing a post pandemic social development agenda that includes and develops society’s and health system’s resilience…


Malaria Day in the Americas offers an opportunity for the countries of the Americas to encourage the participation of the various actors and stakeholders in the battle against malaria…

On Friday, October 7, at 13:00 pm (EDT), join us for the live session "Let's Talk About Mental Health: Make Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority", organized by PAHO as part of the activities for World Mental Health Day, which is held annually on October 10th.


Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are among the leading causes of preventable harm in health care worldwide. Medication errors occur when deficiencies in medication systems and various human factors, such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions, or staff shortages, affect the safety of the medication use process. This can cause serious patient damage, disability, and even…