News Releases

20 Oct 2021
PAHO Director says spikes seen in several countries and surveillance critical to identify local outbreaks and prevent further spread of the disease. Washington, D.C., October 20, 2021 (PAHO) -- While overall vaccination coverage has reached 41% in Latin America and the Caribbean, surveillance will remain key to identifying new risks and…
14 Oct 2021
The two United Nations agencies released a new joint report addressing the impact of the pandemic on health, the economy and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC, 14 October, 2021 (PAHO/ECLAC) – In a new joint report released today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Economic Commission for…
13 Oct 2021
Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Guatemala, and Nicaragua lag behind. PAHO to accelerate vaccine delivery to countries most in need of supplies. Washington, D.C. October 12, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, said that while Latin America and the Caribbean is on track to…
8 Oct 2021
The campaign invites healthcare workers to share testimonies about managing pandemic-induced stress, anxiety, and depression Washington, D.C. October 8, 2021 (PAHO) On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is launching a social media campaign to raise awareness of the sustained burden the COVID-19…
6 Oct 2021
In the weekly update on the COVID-19 situation in the Americas, PAHO Director urged countries to prepare for the next pandemic by addressing health threats arising from the connection between humans, animals, and the environment. Washington, D.C. October 6, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said…
30 Sep 2021
Concerted action needed to accelerate vaccine access, improve manufacturing capacity and increase investment in health, PAHO Director says at Special Meeting of OAS Permanent Council. Washington, D.C. September 30, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today outlined key priorities to end the “most…
29 Sep 2021
The director stressed the need for multiple strategies to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, including expanding on global vaccine production “by leveraging the expertise and capacity of regions like our own.”  Washington, D.C. September 29, 2021 (PAHO)—Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne announced…
29 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. September 29, 2021 (PAHO) –  On World Heart Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlights  the importance of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) – the leading cause of death in the Americas claiming 2 million  lives each year. Globally, more people die each year from…
24 Sep 2021
Resolutions adopted at the meeting address regional production of essential medicines and health technologies, reversing the decline in routine immunization, advancing digitalization of the health sector, strengthening health systems to better cope with emergencies, and other vital health matters. Washington, D.C., 24 September 2021 (PAHO) – The…