May 24, 2024 — SARInet (Network for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year during its annual meeting in Mexico City, Mexico. SARInet was created in 2014 to provide mechanisms for sharing information about best practices or lessons learned among countries in the Region of the Americas. Its mission was to…
A workshop to determine Indigenous perceptions of COVID-19 was held in the Naza community in Colombia's Cauca Department.Bogotá, Colombia, 28 May 2024 (PAHO) – A study undertaken by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to clarify Indigenous perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Colombia demonstrates the need for communications strategies that…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 22 May 2024 (PAHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) led one of the side events at the inaugural Global Supply Chain Forum held in Barbados from 21-24 May 2024. The event, titled "Greening the Health Supply Chain: How to Build a More Sustainable, Resilient, and Cost-Effective Logistics to Deliver Vaccines and…
Roseau, Dominica, May 21, 2024 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has commenced a vital mission in Dominica to review and enhance the country's maternal and perinatal health systems. This four-day mission, led by two distinguished experts in the field, underscores PAHO's ongoing commitment to supporting Dominica in strengthening…
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 8 May 2024 (PAHO) – The Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) in Antigua and Barbuda, recently benefitted from training and other technical support provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ahead of the fourth international Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference to be held in that country the 27-30…
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, May 20, 2024 (PAHO) - Women Mayors from the Americas region, gathered in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, within the framework of the First International Meeting of Women Mayors, signed a declaration where they committed to advance towards healthy municipalities and wellbeing. After two days of discussions and…
Kingston, Jamaica, May 17, 2024 (PAHO) – In Bermuda, hypertension is a leading non-communicable disease affecting a significant portion of the population. The last STEPS survey conducted in 2014 revealed that 33.4% of the population had raised blood pressures (Systolic Blood Pressure ≥ 140 and/or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg) or were currently on medication for…
Bridgetown, Barbados, 15 May 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) supported the nursing profession and embraced International Nurses Day by hosting a forum, which engaged nurses across primary and secondary levels of care in discussions to strengthen the nurse workforce towards achieving universal access and universal health…
Montevideo, 14 May 2024. The number of deaths of children under the age of five reached historically low levels in 2022 globally, according to the recently published report of the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.  In the Latin American and Caribbean region, under-five deaths were estimated at 152,000 in 2022,…