Vaccination Week in the Americas 2020
25 Apr 2020 - 2 May 2020


Between April 25 and May 2, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners will celebrate the 18th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas with the slogan “Love. Trust. Protect.

World Chagas Disease Day: the Region of the Americas advances in its prevention and control
14 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020

On April 14, 2020 the world observes World Chagas Day for the first time in history.  Learn more about this disease.

Webinar: Alcohol Marketing and Public Health: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?
15 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020

Join us on Wednesday, 15 April, 2020, for a new session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar series, titled:  "Alcohol Marketing and Public Health: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?", presented by Dr. David Jernigan .

The session will be in English.

Webinar: Recommendations for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the response to COVID-19
26 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020

PAHO/WHO is pleased to invite you to an executive briefing on of the Recommendations for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the response to COVID-19, which will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Washington, D.C. time) via WebEx. 

This session will be in English with live…

Wold Health Day 2020 Launch Event
7 Apr 2020


Nurses and midwives - Leading the way to Universal Health

The Region of the Americas has some 9 million practitioners in the nursing profession, 4.5 million of whom are university-trained nurses, 87% of them women.

24 March 2020: World Tuberculosis Day

"It’s Time for Action. End TB"

Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) for those who suffer from this preventable and curable disease and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

Webinar: Global Alcohol Policy Conference: what happened and what lessons can be used in the Region
18 Mar 2020 - 18 Mar 2020

The 6th Global Alcohol Policy conference is the largest advocacy event in the area of alcohol policy, being co-sponsored by WHO and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.

The WHO is calling for nominations for the World No Tobacco Day Awards 2020
6 Mar 2020 - 6 Mar 2020

Theme: Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

Public Health 2020
28 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020

Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
7 Apr 2020 - 7 Apr 2020

Opportunity to strengthen the role of human resources for primary health care

The Region of the Americas has around 9 million nursing professionals; of these, 4.500.000 are licensed nurses. The nursing and midwifery workforce represent nearly 50 percent of the health workforce, and nurses and midwives are critical to providing Primary Health Care.