News Releases

24 Nov 2021
New publication shows devastating impact of the pandemic on mental health in the Region; calls for services to be strengthened and prioritized in pandemic response and recovery plans. WASHINGTON, D.C., November 25, 2021 (PAHO) – A new Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) publication highlights the devastating toll of the ongoing COVID-19…
24 Nov 2021
Vaccination and continued public health measures crucial given spikes in Europe and approaching holiday season. Washington D.C. 24 November 2021 (PAHO) – With Europe seeing record spikes in COVID-19 infections and cases rising by 23% in the Americas over the past week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned…
19 Nov 2021
Reliant on artificial intelligence, Pahola can also provide information on alcohol’s impact on health and on treatment resources in the Americas.  Washington, D.C., November 19, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today launched Pahola, the world’s first digital health worker to specialize in alcohol and health, in an effort…
17 Nov 2021
Ivermectin and Chloroquine among drugs proven ineffective against COVID-19. PAHO calls for responsible use of antimicrobials to prevent further spread of resistance. Washington D.C., November 17, 2021 (PAHO) – Countries in the Americas are reporting surges in drug-resistant infections that are likely due to the unprecedented misuse of…
10 Nov 2021
Increased public health spending must continue to improve hardest-hit primary care services such as routine immunization programs, says PAHO Director. Washington, DC, November 10, 2021 (PAHO) – With countries in the Americas reporting severe disruptions in essential primary health care services, urgent investment is key to improving…
5 Nov 2021
Municipalities in Guatemala and Peru recognized for sustained effort against malaria despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Washington, DC, November 5, 2021 (PAHO) – The municipalities of La Gomera in Guatemala and Andoas in Peru were today awarded the 2021 Pan American…
3 Nov 2021
Countries must remain vigilant, accelerate equitable access to vaccines and continue public health measures until everyone is protected. Washington D.C. November 3, 2021 (PAHO) – While downward trends in cases and deaths continue across much of the Americas for the eighth consecutive week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assistant…
28 Oct 2021
The targets recommend reduction in the sodium content of the most frequently consumed packaged foods, which would help people reduce salt intake to less than the WHO-recommended 5 grams per day. Washington, DC, October 28, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced new salt reduction targets for food products to help…
27 Oct 2021
Washington, D.C. October 27, 2021 (PAHO) - As leaders head to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit this week, Pan American Health Organization Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa warned that countries must build on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the impact of climate change and prevent future crises. With 800,000…