News Releases

2 Dec 2008
Washington, D.C., December 2, 2008 (PAHO)—Three million people were living with HIV in the Americas as of 2007—the latest year for which data are available—up from 2.7 million in 2001. This represents a "leveling off" of the epidemic in the Western Hemisphere, a top Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) expert said Monday at a commemoration of…
6 Nov 2008
Washington, D.C., November 6, 2008 (PAHO)—Cases of malaria have declined 32 percent in Latin American and the Caribbean since 2000, and deaths have dropped nearly 40 percent. Yet more than 140 million people in the Region (16 percent of the population) remain at risk of the disease, experts said today in a panel discussion marking Malaria Day in…
27 Oct 2008
WHAT: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Center for Global Health at George Washington University (GWU) cordially invite members of the media to attend the Malaria in the Americas Forum: Overcoming the Challenges of a Borderless Disease, in commemoration of Malaria Day in the Americas, Nov. 6th. Featured speakers will center their…
17 Oct 2008
Washington, D. C., 17 October 2008 (PAHO)—The persistence of cases of congenital syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean affects infant mortality rates, maternal health and the transmission of HIV, according to experts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). PAHO's Latin American Center for Perinatology points out that every year in…
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,…