News Releases

22 Nov 2022
Boa Vista, 22 October 2022 - With the goal of training women multipliers to prevent gender-based violence, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a workshop in Boa Vista, state of Roraima, Brazil, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Intersectoral Protection Network. This Network counts on state,…
21 Nov 2022
Washington, D.C., November 21, 2022 (PAHO) – The Government of Canada has announced a $15 million Canadian dollar contribution (equivalent to US$ 11.2 million) towards a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) initiative to increase vaccine production capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in 2021, the PAHO Regional Platform…
18 Nov 2022
Lima, Peru, November 17, 2022 (PAHO) – Health experts and partners from the Americas involved in meningitis prevention, control and treatment gathered at a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conference this week to develop a roadmap to defeat meningitis in the Region by 2030.  Although bacterial meningitis is preventable with…
18 Nov 2022
Washington, D.C., November 18, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is supporting Belize to address medical needs and ensure the continuation of health services in areas devasted by the recent passage of hurricane Lisa. Lisa made landfall in Belize on 2 November as a Category One hurricane…
17 Nov 2022
Montevideo. November 17, 2022. There were tense moments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. "There was a very sick premature baby. It was a ventilated baby, less than 800 grams," says neonatologist Marlon Timothy, chairman of the National Neonatology Committee of Trinidad and Tobago…
16 Nov 2022
Washington D.C. 16 November 2022 (PAHO) – With an increase in COVID-19 infections in the region, seasonal influenza on the rise, and a spike in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, called on countries to implement the tools proven to keep communities safe, including…
15 Nov 2022
New recommendations to strengthen care for preterm and low birthweight babies GENEVA, 15th November 2022 --- WHO today launched new guidelines to improve survival and health outcomes for babies born early (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or small (under 2.5kg at birth). The guidelines advise that skin to skin contact with a caregiver – known as…
11 Nov 2022
Washington D.C. 11 November 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Growing rates of obesity, poor diets, and lack of physical activity, among other factors, have contributed to a more than three-fold increase in the number of adults living with diabetes in the Americas in the past 30 years according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The…
9 Nov 2022
Boston, 9 November 2022 (PAHO) – During the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Mary Lou Valdez underscored the need to make use of collective resources and expertise to tackle pervasive health disparities across the region. “For over a century, the…