PAHO Health Emergency Appeal 2023
Countries in the Americas face a complex landscape, with the growing risk of outbreaks and epidemics, the persistence of communicable diseases, the rise of non-communicable diseases, exposure to a wide range of natural hazards of increasing scale and frequency, the accelerating impacts of climate change, and everchanging socio-economic challenges. The Region also faces significant inequalities between and within countries and an accelerated demographic transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this context, the prolonged COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities and worsened cumulative humanitarian needs throughout the Region, fueling some of the main drivers of internal displacement and migration.
PAHO’s Health Emergencies Appeal 2023 highlights the regional priorities of the Organization to support the protection of communities and populations affected by acute, prolonged, and protracted health emergencies throughout the Americas, starting with individuals in situations of vulnerability.