News Releases

30 Sep 2022
Washington D.C., 30 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference ended today following a week of discussions by ministers of health and other delegates on health priorities in the region. The conference approved thirteen resolutions, including a commitment to recover equitable…
30 Sep 2022
Washington, DC, 30 de September de 2022 (PAHO)- In an update on COVID-19 presented at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Director of Health Emergencies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ciro Ugarte, stated that “we are transitioning from an acute phase of the pandemic to more sustained control of the virus.” Since the…
29 Sep 2022
Washington, D.C., September 29 (PAHO) – Following declining levels of polio vaccination and surveillance across the region, and the recent confirmation of circulation of the poliovirus in the state of New York, health authorities in the Americas passed a resolution today to prioritize polio mitigation plans, including actions to increase…
29 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 29 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Ministers of health throughout the Americas have endorsed a series of actions to strengthen national regulatory systems in all Member States, in order to ensure that medicines and health technologies are safe, effective and of quality, and are tailored to the needs of national health systems. The…
28 Sep 2022
Washington, DC, 28 September 2022 (PAHO) - Health authorities of the Region of the Americas agreed today to take a series of actions to expand and strengthen genomic surveillance of pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential in the Region. The Strategy on Regional Genomic Surveillance for Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Response,…
28 Sep 2022
He will begin his five-year term on 1 February 2023 Washington, DC, 28 September, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr., a national of Brazil, will be the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He was elected today by PAHO Member States during the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference. Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr will…
28 Sep 2022
Washington, D.C. 28 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The burden of mental health conditions has increased in the Americas due to COVID-19, and this situation has been exacerbated by social determinants of health such as poverty, high level health officials concluded during a side event at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference. “The COVID-19…
27 Sep 2022
Washington, DC, 27 September 2022 (PAHO) – Ministers of Health of the Region of the Americas agreed on a new policy to address the fragmentation of health systems, a problem that affects the organization, management, and delivery of care in almost the entire Region. The Policy on Integrated Care for Improved Health Outcomes was adopted by the…
27 Sep 2022
Member States, development partners and civil society key to stop spread and prevent monkeypox from gaining a foothold in the Region. Washington, D.C. 27 September (PAHO/WHO) – As monkeypox cases remain at around 40,000 in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today called on countries to intensify the response actions,…