Country News

9 Feb 2011
Port-au-Prince, 31 January 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - At least 22 people have become ill and 18 have died in two Haitian communities in a case of suspected methanol poisoning in the Arcahaie commune, in Haiti's Ouest Department (province). PAHO/WHO received an alert from Haiti's Ministry of Health (MSPP) on January 25 that 10 people had died suddenly…
3 Dec 2010
Initiative seeks to facilitate the exchange of technology solutions to common health problems in developing countries. 3 December 2010 (PAHO- SU/SSC) — The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU/SSC) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) forged a new partnership to establish a…
1 Dec 2010
Geneva, 1 December 2010 (WHO) — "On World AIDS Day 2010, the global community is focusing attention on protecting human rights of all people affected by HIV.  Health, HIV and human rights are inextricably linked. HIV responses need to ensure that human rights are protected and promoted. At the same time, the promotion and…
5 Mar 2010
Although polio was eradicated from the region, virus samples stored in some countries may present circulation risks. A comission of experts established by the Pan American Health Organization is requesting that the countries take actions to protect against these risks. Buenos Aires, 5 March 2010 (PAHO) - In 1994 the countries of the Americas…
1 Mar 2010
Santiago, Chile, 01 March 2010 (PAHO) - The massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile in the early hours of Saturday, 27 February, has now claimed at least 708 lives, according to government officials. The death toll is expected to continue to rise as communications are restored with the most affected areas. The health situation varies…
23 Jan 2010
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses, and the Secreatry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Bautista Rojas Gomez, met to discuss issues related to health care to Haitians victims of the January 12 earthquake. Many Haitians are currently in the Dominican Republic, and…
5 Oct 2009
Singer Mercedes Sosa, the most representative symbol of popular culture in Argentina and a PAHO Champion of Health, died Oct. 4 in Buenos Aires. In the Public Service Announcements that she recorded for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO),  Mercedes Sosa denounced domestic violence and called for participation in Vaccination Week in…
26 Feb 2008
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2008 (PAHO)—The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) of Paraguay has reported the confirmation of 16 cases of yellow fever (YF), including three deaths. Seven of these cases, young people who visited rural areas, are from the Department of San Pedro, and are related to the jungle cycle of the virus.…