News Releases

22 Sep 2021
Suppression of COVID-19 in the region will continue to require a comprehensive response, pandemic update report notes Washington, D.C. September 22, 2021 (PAHO) – In an update to its 59th Directing Council meeting of health ministers, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today that the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas…
22 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. 22 September 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recognized Dr. Joanne Liu of Canada for her service to public health by presenting her with the PAHO Award for Health Services Management and Leadership. The recognition was made at the 59th PAHO Directing Council, a gathering of health leaders from the…
21 Sep 2021
Washington DC, September 21, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced the selection of two centers in Argentina and Brazil as regional hubs for the development and production of mRNA-based vaccines in Latin America in a bid to tackle COVID-19 and future infectious-disease challenges. The Bio-Manguinhos Institute of…
20 Sep 2021
Other regional health leaders emphasized the need for digitization of public health information, international collaboration, and equity in health for post-pandemic recovery and coping with future pandemics. Washington, D.C. September 20, 2021 (PAHO) – At today’s opening of the 59th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO…
20 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C., 20 September 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Jamaican Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has been elected President of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 59th Directing Council, which convenes health authorities to determine the Organization’s priorities and policies corresponding to health in the Americas…
20 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. September 20, 2021 (PAHO) – At the opening of the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) 59th Directing Council today, Director Carissa F. Etienne presented the Organization's Annual Report, which summarizes technical cooperation provided to member countries.  The report focuses on assistance to help countries respond…
17 Sep 2021
The meeting will take place virtually from September 20-24. The presidents of Chile and Costa Rica, as well as the highest health authorities of the Americas will speak at the opening session on Monday, which can be followed live on the organization’s channels Washington, D.C., 17 September (PAHO/WHO)- Ministers of Health and other high-level…
16 Sep 2021
Estimates show that about 55% of children with cancer in the region survive. PAHO publishes new profiles on the situation Washington, DC, September 16, 2021 (PAHO)- As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging improved diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of…
15 Sep 2021
PAHO recommends measures to protect children from the pandemic’s indirect and direct effects, as more than 1.9 million children and adolescents reported infected with COVID-19 in 2021. Washington, D.C. September 15, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said today that COVID-19 has severely impacted the…