Major Emergencies Response

Major Emergencies Response

The Latin American and Caribbean Region is exposed to a wide variety of emergencies and disasters of increasing scale and frequency, which affect the Region each year. These events have a significant impact on the health of populations and constitute a major challenge for Latin American and Caribbean countries in protecting their people’s well-being.

When national capacities are overwhelmed, PAHO supports countries to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain disasters, including outbreaks, and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

You can visit the past major emergencies archive here.