7 Apr 2021
“Nowhere are infections as worrisome as in South America, where cases are mounting in nearly every country.” Washington, D.C., April 7, 2021 (PAHO)—“COVID infections continue to surge throughout the Americas,” with more than 1.3 million new cases and 37,000 deaths reported in the region in the last week while cases rise in nearly every country in…
7 Apr 2021
The pandemic has driven between 119 and 124 million more people globally into extreme poverty last year. Fourteen years of gains in the fight against poverty have been lost. Washington, D.C., April 7, 2021 (PAHO) – On World Health Day, observed today, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne said that COVID-19 has exposed…
7 Apr 2021
“Give a Breath for Health” campaign launched on World Health Day to kickstart global effort for purchasing oxygen and other life-saving supplies and therapeutics Brasilia/Geneva/Washington DC. April 7, 2021 (WHO/PAHO) – Champion goalkeeper Alisson Becker, World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill ambassador for health promotion, is kickstarting a…
31 Mar 2021
Genomic Surveillance Network is expanded to track variants while more than 2.5 million vaccine doses procured through COVAX arrive in 17 countries. Washington, DC, March 31, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne said PAHO has increased virus surveillance, vaccine procurement, and supply of equipment to help…
30 Mar 2021
Brasília, 30 de março de 2021 – O Brasil aderiu nesta terça-feira (30) à estratégia internacional HEARTS, uma iniciativa que busca se integrar harmoniosa e progressivamente aos serviços de saúde existentes nos países para promover a adoção das melhores práticas globais na prevenção e controle das doenças cardiovasculares, que são a principal causa…
30 Mar 2021
Nassau, Bahamas, March 30, 2021  (PAHO/WHO) - The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO…
29 Mar 2021
Government of Canada contributes an additional CAN$1.2 million to PAHO aimed at providing essential equipment and supplies in the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021 (PAHO) — The Government of Canada announced it would contribute CAN$1,200,000 (approximately USD$950,000) to…
28 Mar 2021
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO-UNICEF).- Argentina today received its first 218,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. The shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines, made by SK Bioscience of South Korea, arrived at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. The arrival of this first…
26 Mar 2021
Paramaribo, Suriname. March 26, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) — Suriname today received 24,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The…