News Releases

10 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. September 10, 2021 (PAHO) - On the eve of Wellness Week 2021, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on governments to strengthen social support mechanisms to foster health equity and help people cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.  "I want to strongly urge all governments and…
9 Sep 2021
Washington, DC, September 9, 2021 (PAHO) – In the framework of World Suicide Prevention Day, which takes place on September 10 each year, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the risk factors associated with suicidal behaviors and calls for prioritizing its prevention.     Studies…
8 Sep 2021
More than 270,000 pregnant women have been infected with COVID-19 in the Americas, and more than 2,600 have died from the virus. In Mexico and Colombia, COVID-19 became the leading cause of maternal deaths in 2021. Washington, DC, September 8, 2021 (PAHO) – Warning that COVID-19 represents a serious risk for pregnant women in Latin America and…
1 Sep 2021
Director reports that PAHO is working to increase vaccine supplies through donations, procurement by its Revolving Fund, and regional manufacture of vaccines. Washington, D.C. September 1, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that 75% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean has yet to be…
1 Sep 2021
PAHO Director says limited global vaccine production and inequitable distribution have hindered regional pandemic response. Washington, D.C. September 1, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a new platform aimed at easing the severe shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean by producing…
25 Aug 2021
Director also reports that PAHO continues to distribute “much-needed medical supplies” in post-earthquake Haiti while the pandemic accelerates in many Central American and Caribbean countries. Washington, D.C., August 25, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said the severe shortage of COVID-19…
25 Aug 2021
25 August 2021 - In Chile, more people die from cardiovascular disease than from any other cause. More than a quarter of all deaths every year  ̶  around 30 000 in total  ̶  are due to the disease. Hypertension  ̶  also known as high blood pressure  ̶- is a serious medical condition and a  key risk…
18 Aug 2021
The Director also warned of a “mental health crisis” throughout the Americas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington, D.C., August 18, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, reported that health facilities in three departments in post-earthquake Haiti are overwhelmed and called on the…
14 Aug 2021
Emergency medical teams and other supplies and equipment will be prepared to help meet the most urgent health needs of those affected by the 7.2 magnitude quake. Port au Prince, August 14, 2021. A team of experts from the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) office in Port au Prince has been deployed to evaluate damage and coordinate an…