News Releases

5 Dec 2022
Belize City, Belize, December 05, 2022 (PAHO) – With more than 200 health conditions linked to alcohol use, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) joined forces with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) to launch the first and free digital health specialist (artificial intelligence (AI)), Pahola, for…
2 Dec 2022
Washington, DC, December 2, 2022 (PAHO)- The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, released a message today to mark the Organization’s 120th Anniversary. "For 120 years, the Americas have relied on cooperation because we have understood that our health, our security and our prosperity are interdependent,"…
1 Dec 2022
Washington D.C. 1 December 2022 (PAHO) – Tomorrow, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) marks its Anniversary as the world’s oldest international public health agency, celebrating 12 decades of work promoting health and wellbeing throughout the region of the Americas. On this day in 1902, 11 countries came together at the First General…
1 Dec 2022
Study finds that the increased use of government-implemented warning labels can help reducing poor-nutrition related diseases RENO, Nev. — The adoption of best practice front-of-pack nutrition labeling in more countries of  Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, type-2…
30 Nov 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean must expand and accelerate access to HIV diagnosis, prevention, and treatment to reduce new infections Washington, DC, November 30, 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization is marking World AIDS Day (1 December) with a call for countries to address the inequalities that prevent progress towards ending…
30 Nov 2022
New report highlights that, although 83% of PAHO Member States have included violence against women in their health plans or policies, only half recommend essential first-line support. Washington, D.C., November 30, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week launched a new report assessing the status of health sector…
30 Nov 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 28 November 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Barbados’ highest award was presented to the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, for her leadership and friendship to Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The prestigious Honourary Freedom of Barbados Award is given for extraordinary service to…
28 Nov 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, November 28, 2022 – Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out. When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier this year, racist and stigmatizing…
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…