News Releases

14 Oct 2008
Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) renew calls for increased investments in breastfeeding promotion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C., October 14, 2008 (PAHO)—The sickening of more than 50,000 Chinese babies due to contaminated infant formula provides a stark reminder of the importance of efforts to…
3 Oct 2008
Member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pledged support today for a new PAHO strategy to fight cervical cancer, a disease that claims some 27,500 women's lives each year in the Americas. PAHO strategy calls for strengthening existing programs and adopting new technologies Washington, D.C., October 2, 2008 (PAHO)—…
12 Sep 2008
Port Au Prince/Geneva, 12 September 2008 (PAHO/WHO)—The World Health Organization and partners urgently need US$ 4.2 million to provide health care for many of the 800 000 people—including children and pregnant women—affected by successive tropical storms in Haiti. During August and September, extreme natural events have killed at least 328…
4 Jun 2008
These guidelines were prepared by the technical divisions of the Pan American Health Organization.For more information please contact us Preparing and dispatching donated supplies When packing supplies, use materials resistant enough to withstand the journey and the handling that the parcels will suffer. Prepare a packing list describing the…
2 Jun 2008
Washington, D.C., May 30, 2008 (PAHO)—World No Tobacco Day is being observed May 31 with a focus on tobacco marketing, and awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to tobacco control. The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to protect the world's 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising,…
29 May 2008
PAHO Releases New Wind Hazard Maps for the CaribbeanThe Pan American Health Organization Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination unit, through Applied Research Associates, has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and…
17 Jun 2007
Washington, D.C., June 14, 2007 (PAHO) - The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) enter into force on Friday, 15 June. The Regulations are an innovative set of rules and procedures agreed by 193 countries which will help to make the world more secure from threats to global health. They were agreed by the World Health Assembly in 2005 and…
23 Apr 2005
Meeting sponsored by PAHO and three US government agencies: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Agency for International Development (USAID)…
27 Sep 2004
Washington, D.C., September 27, 2004 (OPS)—Twenty-five years after the emergence of the slogan Health for All, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today is holding a special commemoration to renew the commitment to primary health care, a tool essential to achieve equity in health. The celebration is part of the annual meeting of PAHO…