28 Jul 2021
Director reports that more than 300,000 children have missed routine immunization. PAHO works to help regional countries find new strategies for delivering vital services and care. WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2021 (PAHO) --The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services in most countries and territories in Latin America and the…
27 Jul 2021
Elimination of hepatitis B and C by 2030 is still an achievable goal, PAHO Director said, calling on countries to sustain hepatitis testing, prevention, vaccination, and treatment services while integrating them into primary health care. Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 (PAHO) - A recent survey conducted by the Pan American Health Organization/…
21 Jul 2021
The network coordinated by PAHO has detected the presence of at least one “variant of concern” in 47 countries and territories and all four in 11. PAHO Director says public health measures remain vital and calls for increased vaccine access to fight variants. Washington, D.C. July 21, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director…
15 Jul 2021
23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines through routine health services in 2020, the highest number since 2009 and 3.7 million more than in 2019. In the Americas, vaccination coverage continues to fall. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 15th July 2021 --- 23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization…
14 Jul 2021
PAHO Director reiterates commitment to support the Haitian people in their fight against COVID-19  Port-au-Prince/Washington. D.C., July 14, 2021 (PAHO) — Today Haiti received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility. The country is the fourth in the region to receive these donated shipments,…
14 Jul 2021
PAHO Director warns against “complacency” and reinforces calls for public health measures, surveillance, and increased access to vaccines. Washington, D.C. July 14, 2021 (PAHO) – New COVID-19 cases spiked in Central America, the Caribbean and some South America countries last week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F.…
7 Jul 2021
Notes that Region is still reporting over half of the deaths registered globally, but only 3% of the population in some countries in South and Central America have been fully vaccinated so far. Washington, D.C., July 7, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today called for increased supplies of COVID-19…
30 Jun 2021
But notes, “Very few places are benefiting from the full potential of vaccines as there is a huge access gap in our region.” Washington, D.C., June 30, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne provided reassurance about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines despite circulation in the Americas of new variants of…
25 Jun 2021
Honduras will be the first to receive a shipment of 1.5 million doses followed by other countries in the coming days.  Washington DC., June 25, 2021 (PAHO) — Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne praised the Government of the United States on the imminent delivery of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to…