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22 Nov 2021
It has become an annual tradition for the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Belize. At this year’s 2021 Influenza Vaccination Drive, over 80 persons got their shot to protect themselves and their families against the flu. With the focus being on COVID-19 vaccinations, it is just as important to not forget the flu shot. The COVID-19 pandemic is still…
13 Jan 2022
PAHO urges protection of health workers' mental health and warns of impact of continuous pressure in the face of increasing COVID-19 cases Washington, DC, January 13, 2022 (PAHO)- Health workers in 11 Latin American countries show elevated rates of depressive symptoms, suicidal thinking, and psychological distress, according to the results of a…
12 Jan 2022
Vaccination, testing of symptomatic individuals, and ensuring health workers are among first in line for additional vaccine doses are key to safeguard health systems. Washington D.C. 12 January 2022 (PAHO) - With COVID-19 infections accelerating in the Americas and the detection of the Omicron variant in at least 42 countries and territories in…
29 Dec 2021
The region reports the biggest rise in cases worldwide with holiday period set to drive up numbers, PAHO warns, urging countries to continue vaccination campaigns and implementation of public health measures. Washington, DC, December 29, 2021 (PAHO)- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) data show that COVID-19 cases increased 50% and deaths 11…
27 Dec 2021
Globally, only one in eight persons who need treatment for a substance use disorder receives it. Washington, D.C., December 27 2021 (PAHO) – A new project by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide technical support to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica and Panama to improve national capacity to develop and implement…
23 Dec 2021
Approval will increase vaccine availability as pandemic persists Washington, D.C., 23 December 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) welcomed the WHO listing today of an AstraZeneca vaccine jointly produced by Argentina and Mexico – the first such decision for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in Latin America. The vaccine,…
15 Dec 2021
Vaccine inequity continues to divide the region. Lessons must be learned to bring pandemic under control and ensure access to future COVID-19 therapeutics. Washington D.C. 15 December 2021 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 infections tripled in 2021 and health systems struggled to cope, “we have learned what it takes to bring this virus under control,” and…
14 Dec 2021
What are variants of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? It is normal for viruses to change and evolve as they spread between people over time. When these changes become significantly different from the original virus, they are known as “variants.” To identify variants, scientists map the genetic material of viruses (known as sequencing)…
2 Dec 2021
The First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from 2 October 1889 to 19 April 1890, provided a major impetus for Pan Americanism. During the session of 7 December 1889, the delegates approved the creation of a Tenth Committee, composed of seven members from five countries (Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru, the United…