News Releases

27 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 27 September 2022 (PAHO) – Ministers of health from across the Americas have endorsed a series of actions to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 3 – “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”. The new policy, which promotes action on the social determinants of…
27 Sep 2022
Latest edition details the impact of the pandemic, highlights a reduction in life expectancy and presents lessons for the future Washington, DC, September 27, 2022 (PAHO)- The 2022 edition of Health in the Americas, the flagship publication of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the populations of the…
26 Sep 2022
Washington, D.C. 26 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recognized the late epidemiologist Ms. Carla Gabriela Romero Pérez, from Bolivia, for her service by presenting her with the PAHO Award for Health Services Management and Leadership. The recognition was made at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference…
26 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 26 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Americas Health Corps (AHC), a new initiative to facilitate the training of 500,000 public health professionals over the next five years, was presented today at a side meeting of the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference. AHC aims to address gaps in quality and competency in order to meet priority…
26 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 26 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO - Ensuring that equity in health remains at the forefront of efforts to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is the focus of the Quinquennial Report of the Director 2018-2022. The report was presented today by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne to…
26 Sep 2022
Other health leaders emphasized lessons from COVID-19 and solidarity in shaping the future of health in the region, including preparedness for future emergencies. Washington, D.C. September 26, 2022 (PAHO) – At the opening of the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne…
23 Sep 2022
Delegates will discuss policies to improve mental health, strengthen genomic surveillance, and recover progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, among other issues. The Conference will also elect next PAHO Director. Washington, D.C., 23 September 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Ministers of Health and other high-level representatives…
22 Sep 2022
New York, NY, 22 September 2022 (PAHO) —Speaking at a high-level event during the United Nations General Assembly side, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne highlighted the aggravating effect of COVID-19 on the health of women, children and adolescents in the region, which have placed these groups at greater risk…
21 Sep 2022
Brazil receives the award at the United Nations General Assembly Brasilia, 21 September, 2022 -  Brazil receives, this Wednesday (21), the Award from the United Nations Task Force for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which this year joined forces with the Special Primary Health Care Program ( PHC…