Country News

16 Nov 2011
Bogotá, Colombia, 16 November 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - Colombia has become the first country in the Western Hemisphere to eliminate onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness) within its national borders, according to an announcement made by Colombian health authorities at the 21st Inter-American Conference on Onchocerciasis in Bogotá last week…
3 Dec 2010
PAHO and UNDP to Launch New Platform for Sharing Global Health SolutionsThe Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU/SSC) of the UNDP and the Pan…
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…
23 Nov 2010
PAHO Urges Countries to Ramp up Readiness for CholeraDr. Jon AndrusCountries throughout the Americas should be taking steps now to protect their…
1 Mar 2010
Access to Health Services a Challenge After Chile EarthquakeThe massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile in the early hours of…
23 Jan 2010
PAHO/WHO Recognizes and Supports Work of Dominican Republic in Aid to HaitiThe Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses…
5 Oct 2009
Mercedes Sosa, singer and PAHO Champion of Health, dead at 74Mercedes SosaSinger Mercedes Sosa, the most…
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.…