7 Jun 2018
"It is good to have the opportunity to realize the situation of children and we must improve the nutrition of our children. We have health problems and we need changes in the communities, so I appreciate the support you are giving the project.” This sentiment was expressed by Agustín Tenten, President of the Achuar Nationalities of Ecuador (NAE)…
12 Apr 2018
In 2017, PAHO initiated a new collaboration with the USA Department of Health and Human Services on the documentation and systematization of community-based programs and interventions to promote physical activity in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  
26 Mar 2018
As part of International Women's Day, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) participated in the event "Women's Health in Tocantins: presentation of successful experiences" held in the city of Palmas capital of the state of…
7 Mar 2018
As part of the approval process of the new funding proposal for GAVI support for health systems strengthening (GAVI-RSS2 2018-2022), Haiti received the members of the Independent Review Committee (IRC) from 20-23 February 2018. Projected for an amount of US $ 8,676,110 over the next 5 years, the request for GAVI-SSH funding in particular aims at…
4 Dec 2017
cover Mental and neurological disorders are among the leading causes of poor health and disability worldwide, with 300 million people suffering from depression alone. However, between 76% and…
6 Nov 2017
Port au Prince, Haiti, November 6 2017—The Third Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainability of the HIV Response "Road to Ending AIDS in LAC: Towards Sustainable Regional Fast-Track Targets" will be held in Port au Prince, Haiti, from 6th to 8th November 2017, organized by the Government of Haiti, UNAIDS, PAHO/WHO, people living with HIV…
30 Oct 2017
On 25-26 October, PAHO and the McGill University Collaborating Center co-hosted a regional meeting on indigenous wellness and suicide prevention, which was held in Montreal, Canada. The meeting’s objectives were to exchange experiences of wellness and suicide prevention at the community level; to investigate the development or revision of…
28 Aug 2017
Port-au-Prince, August 28, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO], Dr. Carissa Etienne, is making an official visit to Haiti this week to meet with Minister of Health of Haiti, Dr. Greta Roy Clément, and other national officials to follow-up on the progress of our technical cooperation as well as on previous…
8 Dec 2016
Only one focus of onchocerciasis (river blindness) persists in the Americas, on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. The disease is still present in 31 African countries and Yemen. Guatemala City, 8 December 2016 (PAHO/WHO)- A hundred years after Guatemalan ophthalmologist Rodolfo Robles established the causal relationship between…