News Releases

29 Apr 2022
Over 60 countries, including several in the Americas, are using wastewater monitoring to track SARS-CoV-2 in communities, with over 3,300 active sites. Washington, D.C., April 29, 2022 (PAHO) -- New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides advice to countries on sampling and testing for the SARS-CoV2 virus in untreated…
27 Apr 2022
Reported worldwide measles cases increased by 79 per cent in the first two months of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, as WHO and UNICEF warn conditions ripe for serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses New York/Geneva, 27 April 2022 - An increase in measles cases in January and February 2022 is a worrying sign of a heightened…
25 Apr 2022
2.7 million children in the Americas did not receive the vaccines needed to keep them healthy in 2020, while around 230 million people have still not received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the region Roseau, Dominica, 25 April 2022 (PAHO) – In 2020, 2.7 million children in the Americas did not receive the essential vaccines needed to keep…
25 Apr 2022
Washington D.C., 25 April 2022 (PAHO) – On World Malaria Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges countries to step-up efforts to tackle malaria in the region, calling for prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions that are data-led and tailored to local contexts. While in 2020, the 18 endemic countries of the Americas…
22 Apr 2022
Bonfim, April 22, 2022 (PAHO) – The governments of Brazil and Guyana, in technical cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), organized on April 20 an event in Bonfim, a city located on the border between the two countries, to increase vaccination coverage in the Americas. The ceremony took place within the framework of the…
22 Apr 2022
PAHO initiative is an opportunity to accelerate vaccination against COVID-19 and improve coverage rates for other vaccines that have declined over the past decade Washington, DC, April 22, 2022 (PAHO/WHO)- With the goal of accelerating vaccination against COVID-19 and closing coverage gaps against other vaccine-preventable diseases, countries and…
20 Apr 2022
But while some countries of the region have the highest coverage in the world, others lag behind. Washington D.C. 20 April 2022 (PAHO) – Over two-thirds of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine while some countries have yet to reach even half of their populations, said the Pan American Health…
13 Apr 2022
PAHO calls for detection of all cases and equitable access to care for this disease, which causes about 30,000 new infections each year. Washington, DC, April 13, 2022 (PAHO)- Due to its silent nature, less than 10% of those infected with Chagas disease each year receive timely diagnosis and, therefore, effective treatment in Mexico, Central…
11 Apr 2022
Geneva, 11 April 2022 (WHO)- The 4-7 April convening of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) evaluated the evidence that has been emerging over past years that single-dose schedules provide comparable efficacy to the two or three-dose regimens. SAGE’s review concluded that a single-dose Human Papillomavirus (HPV)…