On 23 July 2022, the WHO Director-General declared the multi-country outbreak of mpox (monkeypox), constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Access the dashboard for daily reported cases, the weekly situation report, and epidemiological alerts and updates to stay up-to-date with the situation in the Region of the Americas.
The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) supports the Member States with surveillance, preparedness, and outbreak response activities for mpox in affected countries.
Given the occurrence of cases of mpox in countries within and outside of the Region of the Americas, PAHO activated its standard emergency procedures (SEPs) and established an incident management team with the active participation of personnel from over 15 entities of PAHO/HQ to ensure a timely response to the outbreak and lead preparedness efforts in the Member States. Moreover, PAHO was the first WHO region to make vaccines available to countries in the region as part of the emergency response to the Mpox outbreak. First shipments were prioritized according to the epidemiological situation reported by the countries.
The response is currently focused on four main pillars. For the most up-to-date information read the latest situation report.
Communication and engagement of at-risk communities.
Timely detection and treatment of patients and protection of health workers.
Laboratory confirmation, surveillance, and containment of transmission chains.
Securing access to critical health supplies.
An estimated US$1,284,000 is needed for the initial 3-month response plan to stem further transmission of mpox and mitigate the impact of the outbreak in the Americas.
PAHO and its strategic partners throughout the Region, using a whole-of-society approach have launched a Response Strategy and Donor Alert to continue supporting Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Donations will enable us to:
Ensure evidence-based information is communicated appropriately and that communities are engaged to prevent infection, and combat misinformation.
Ensure that the Member States have installed capacities to timely detect and contain the spread of Mpox.
Treat and protect health workers, ensuring that the Member States receive evidence-based guidance and appropriate tools to manage cases of Mpox adequately.
Provide leadership, coordination, and logistical support for the emergency response phase of the Mpox epidemics in the Region.
Information on mpox changes rapidly as more data becomes available.
For the most up-to-date information visit this website frequently.