PAHO Instagram Features

9 Jun 2021
In some countries not even 1% of the population has been vaccinated. In other countries, the figure is only 3%. Director calls for “urgently” ramped up access to vaccines and urges countries to contribute doses or financial resources. Washington, D.C., June 9, 2021 (PAHO)  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne…
27 May 2021
One of the components of this new partnership seeks to boost country efforts aimed at protecting at-risk individuals from COVID-19 with the common vision of Pan-American solidarity Washington DC., May 27, 2021 (PAHO) — A new collaboration between the Government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is being launched to…
26 May 2021
Director calls for counteracting potential rollback of gains in women’s access to family planning and in reducing maternal mortality. Washington, D.C., May 26, 2021 (PAHO) –Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that continued disruption of women’s health services due to COVID-19 could “obliterate” more than 20…
21 May 2021
Describing the death toll as a “tragic milestone,” PAHO Director urges focus on reducing COVID-19 transmission through proven public health measures, and calls for improving the region’s access to vaccines. Washington, D.C., May 21, 2021 (PAHO) — Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F Etienne reported today that more than one million…
19 May 2021
Only 3% of the regional population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Less than 4% of medical products used during the pandemic have come from the region. Production of vaccines and medical supplies in the region must expand to reduce overdependence on imports and increase access to vaccines, Director says. Washington, D.C. May 19, 2021 (PAHO…
14 May 2021
The country is the eighth in the Caribbean to receive validation from WHO for the dual elimination. New HIV infections among children in the Caribbean declined by nearly 40% between 2019 and 2010. Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (PAHO) – Dominica today celebrated its World Health Organization certification for elimination of mother-to-child…
14 May 2021
In the Americas, a network of laboratories from 22 countries contributes to the detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants. So far, 37 countries and territories have confirmed the presence of one or more of the four variants of concern. Monitoring them is key to detecting any unusual or unexpected changes that could affect control measures including…
10 May 2021
Report demonstrates how to utilize taxes to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, which are major contributors to overweight and obesity in the Americas. Income from taxes could be used to respond to COVID-19. Washington, D.C., May 10, 2021 (PAHO) Taxes could greatly reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, according to…