News Releases

20 Feb 2024
Washington, DC, February 20, 2024 (PAHO)- In a new epidemiological alert, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reiterated its call to countries in the Americas to intensify efforts and actions to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main vector that transmits dengue fever. The call comes in response to a significant increase in number of…
16 Feb 2024
Geneva, Switzerland, February 16, 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened countries of the Americas for a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress in the negotiations for a possible future global pandemic accord. The objective of the two-day meeting last week was to review the fundamental components of the…
15 Feb 2024
Washington D.C. 15 February 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a new partnership agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help strengthen equitable access to cancer medications for children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four-year agreement will focus on the provision of quality medicines…
15 Feb 2024
Valparaíso, Chile, 15 February 2024 (PAHO) - Since devastating fires first affected the Chilean region of Valparaíso, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) teams have been working with the country’s authorities to support on the ground mental health, vaccination, sanitation and risk communication initiatives. When the forest fires began,…
7 Feb 2024
Brasilia, February 7, 2024 - On an official visit to Brazil, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met on Monday 5 February with the President of the Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and the country's…
6 Feb 2024
Oslo, Norway, Washington, D.C, USA, 6 February 2024 - The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration between the two organisations as they strive to enhance regional epidemic and pandemic preparedness, and to…
1 Feb 2024
1 February 2024, Lyon, France; Geneva, Switzerland — Ahead of World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released the latest estimates of the global burden of cancer. WHO also published survey results from 115 countries, showing a majority of…
31 Jan 2024
In the region, about one-third of people with hypertension have it under control Washington, DC, January 31, 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently published HEARTS in the Americas: Compendium of essential clinical tools 2023, a collection of resources aimed at assisting healthcare teams in improving the management of…
31 Jan 2024
Washington, DC, January 30, 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) published an epidemiological alert urging countries to intensify vaccination activities, epidemiological surveillance, and rapid response preparedness for possible measles outbreaks in the region, given the increase in cases worldwide and the detection of imported…