News Releases

21 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 21 September 2022 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 continues to take around 4,000 lives each week in the Americas, and monkeypox cases rise, the polio virus has now been detected among unvaccinated communities in New York. In light of this, the Pan American Health Organization Director (PAHO) has called on countries to urgently strengthen…
21 Sep 2022
Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries New Gallup survey indicates strong global support for policies outlined in WHO report to combat growing public health burden of noncommunicable diseases Geneva / New York, 21 September 2022 –Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-…
7 Sep 2022
Washington D.C. 7 September 2022 (PAHO) – With the Americas now accounting for highest numbers of monkeypox cases in the world, and COVID-19 remaining a “significant threat” to the region, prevention is key to avoiding infection and protecting peoples’ health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said.…
3 Sep 2022
Photo caption: Press conference on 3 September 2022. From left: Luis Medina Ruiz, Minister of Health for Tucumán Province; Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health of Argentina; Eva Jane Llopis, PAHO and WHO Representative in Argentina. Credit: Ministerio de Salud Pública de Tucumán, Argentina. Washington, D.C., 3 September 2022 (PAHO…
1 Sep 2022
Ecuador, September 1, 2022 (PAHO)- With almost 99% of cattle free of foot and mouth disease (FMD), South America is moving towards its eradication. While the disease does not affect humans, it is highly contagious among animals and can cause significant losses to the agro-livestock sector. Over the past decade, progress has been significant:…
1 Sep 2022
PAHO continues to monitor along with Argentina health authorities Washington D.C. 2 September 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is in contact with the Argentina Ministry of Health as they investigate a cluster of cases of pneumonia due to unknown cause in Tucuman Argentina. To date, a total of nine cases have been…
31 Aug 2022
On International Day for People of African Descent, PAHO participates in panels with WHO and with OAS and RIAFRO Washington D.C. 31 August 2022 (PAHO) -  Persisting exclusion, racism and xenophobia in the Americas have led to reduced access to quality health services and worse health outcomes for Afro-descendent populations in the region,…
26 Aug 2022
An international course strengthened the capacities of laboratories in the region to monitor genetic changes in viruses. Panama, Aug. 26, 2022 (PAHO)- Representatives from 17 public health laboratories in the region came together this week for the 26th edition of the Viral Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) course in Panama. The training…
17 Aug 2022
During a regional workshop in Argentina, the Director of PAHO called for countries to increase investment in epidemic and pandemic preparedness, because the question is not “if there will be a new pandemic, but when”. Buenos Aires, August 17, 2022 (PAHO)- With the aim of supporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop or…