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120th Anniversary of the Pan American Health Organization

28 Feb 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in healthcare waste and its environmental impacts in the region as efforts to protect healthcare personnel and the general population continue. Panama, February 28, 2023 (PAHO/OMS). The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are holding the Regional Workshop on Waste…
10 Jan 2023
Another 1.9 million babies were tragically stillborn during the same period, according to a separate UN report.  NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON D.C., 10 January 2023 – An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and youth aged between 5–24 years lost their lives in 2021, according to the…
21 Nov 2022
Washington, D.C., November 21, 2022 (PAHO) – The Government of Canada has announced a $15 million Canadian dollar contribution (equivalent to US$ 11.2 million) towards a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) initiative to increase vaccine production capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in 2021, the PAHO Regional Platform…
17 Nov 2022
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16 Nov 2022
Washington D.C. 16 November 2022 (PAHO) – With an increase in COVID-19 infections in the region, seasonal influenza on the rise, and a spike in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, called on countries to implement the tools proven to keep communities safe, including…
14 Nov 2022
12 Oct 2022
Parallel health emergencies put the region under pressure and highlight importance of resilient health systems. Washington D.C., 12 October 2022 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, said the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, a steady increase in monkeypox cases, ongoing COVID-19…