Country News

9 Oct 2012
Depression affects 350 million people in the world. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 5% of the adult population has depression, but six of out of every ten do not receive treatment Washington, D.C., 9 October 2012 (PAHO/WHO).- Depression affects more people than any other mental disorder and is also one of the world's leading causes of…
28 Sep 2012
Washington, D.C., 28 September 2012 (PAHO) - The number of human cases of rabies transmitted by dogs has declined some 95 percent in the Americas since 1980, thanks to prevention efforts carried out by countries with support from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). These efforts include mass vaccination of…
26 Jul 2012
Santiago de Chile, 26 July 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - Ministers of Health and Agriculture in the Americas are meeting today and tomorrow to discuss the challenges and opportunities to meet the growing demand for safe food, accessible and sustainable. They want to make the production of food sustainable with environment and safe for the health of…
18 Apr 2012
Washington, D.C., 20 April, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - More than a half-dozen Latin American celebrities will join forces with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) next week to promote the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas and the first-ever World Immunization Week, on April 21—28. The celebrities, many…
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…