Country News

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…
20 Mar 2012
Researchers find high incidence rates and deaths in first-ever analysis of the disease impacts in Latin America Buenos Aires,  March  20, 2012 (PAHO/WHO)—Today, Latin American researchers and global health leaders revealed preliminary results from the first-ever study to estimate the burden and costs of meningococcal disease in the…
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
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…
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…