News Releases

Washington, DC, 24 May 2024 (PAHO)- As a result of the increase in cases of dengue fever in the southern hemisphere and the beginning of the season of increased transmission in the northern hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges countries of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to strengthen preventive measures against…
World Health Statistics 2024 report urges countries to redouble efforts towards health-related SDGs by 2030Geneva, May 24, 2024 — The latest edition of the World Health Statistics released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic reversed the trend of steady gain in life expectancy at birth and healthy life…
Washington D.C. 23 May 2024 (PAHO) – Public health and law professionals, a congresswoman, and civil society organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay were recognized today by the World Health Organization (WHO) with World No Tobacco Day 2024 Awards.Each year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations that have made an…
Washington, DC, May 22, 2024 (PAHO)- New syphilis cases among adults aged 15-49 years increased by 30% between 2020 and 2022 in the Americas, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, Implementing the global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, 2022–2030.Syphilis, a…
May 22, 2024 (PAHO) - The Seventy-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA77) will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together global health authorities, including several ministers from the region of the Americas.Under the theme "All for Health, Health for All,” discussions are expected to…
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, May 17, 2024 (PAHO) - A first meeting of female mayors to share experiences on health, well-being, equity and women's leadership in local politics was held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, from 16-17 May. The objective was to provide a space for reflection, debate and exchange among women mayors in an…
Washington, D.C., May 15, 2024 (PAHO)– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, today presented his 2023 Annual Report to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington, D.C. The document reflects the achievements made in the region during the past year and highlights the…
May 14, 2024 - The Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to improve the diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases.The agreement, which formalizes years of successful collaboration between the two agencies to improve…
Washington, D.C., May 10, 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued an epidemiological alert urging countries in the Southern Hemisphere to prepare for a possible simultaneous increase in influenza and other respiratory viruses, and dengue.With the onset of flu season and the persistent circulation of dengue in…