21 Jun 2021
PAHO assists Latin America and the Caribbean by procuring and delivering more than 20 million vaccine doses and millions of pieces of essential medical equipment. Washington, D.C. June 21, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne reported today that 1,857,523 people have died from COVID-19 in the Americas…
16 Jun 2021
Only one in ten people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the region, where “hospitals are full, variants are rapidly circulating,” and “vaccines are urgently needed today.” Washington, D.C., June 16, 2021 (PAHO) – Following the G7 nations’ promise to donate 1 billion vaccine doses to countries in need, Pan American Health Organization (…
15 Jun 2021
One year after the successful launch of “Color Esperanza 2020,” Diego Torres, Kany García, Leslie Grace, Thalía and Carlos Vives will use their social platforms to engage with communities in the Americas by sharing educational messages of hope, well-being and health to the prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 virus Washington, D.C., June 15, 2021 (PAHO…
14 Jun 2021
On World Blood Donor Day, Dr. Etienne warns that COVID-19 public health measures have discouraged people from donating blood and urges countries to replenish blood reserves by making donation easier, safer, and more convenient. Washington, D.C., June 14, 2021 (PAHO) On World Blood Donor Day, celebrated today, Pan American Health Organization (…
9 Jun 2021
In some countries not even 1% of the population has been vaccinated. In other countries, the figure is only 3%. Director calls for “urgently” ramped up access to vaccines and urges countries to contribute doses or financial resources. Washington, D.C., June 9, 2021 (PAHO)  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne…
8 Jun 2021
PAHO to hold June 10 preparedness meeting with key agencies and disaster officials throughout the Americas. Washington, D.C., June 8, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today called on national and local authorities in countries at risk for hurricanes to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. She…
7 Jun 2021
Washington, D.C., June 7, 2021 (PANAFTOSA/SPV-PAHO/WHO) - "Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow" is the theme of this year's World Food Safety Day, which promotes actions that help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. When safety is not maintained throughout the production chain, food can be a vehicle for disease. Ingestion of food…
3 Jun 2021
Washington, D.C., June 3, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today thanked the United States Government for its commitment to a COVID-19 vaccine dose-sharing plan through COVAX. “The actions announced today by the White House are a good step forward in our drive to get vaccines into the arms of our…
2 Jun 2021
PAHO is assisting with vaccine delivery, scaled up testing, and increased PPE for health workers. Elsewhere in the Caribbean and Latin America, pandemic accelerates. Washington, D.C., June 2, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the COVID-19 response in Haiti must be scaled up…