13 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, April 13, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) expressed its concerns over health hazards derived from Volcano La Soufriere eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines and made recommendations that people can follow to mitigate health risk from ashfall. In the past two weeks, La Soufriere volcano has…
12 Apr 2021
Drinking contributes to more than 300,000 deaths every year. PAHO urges countries in the Americas to limit hours of alcohol sales, ban alcohol advertising, and increase taxes on alcohol. Washington, D.C., April 12, 2021 (PAHO) Alcohol consumption was responsible for an average 85,000 deaths annually during the period 2013 to 2015 in the Americas…
9 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, April 9, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has mobilized to help the government of Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruption activity of Volcano La Soufriere and to a possible explosive eruption. After several days of increased seismic activity, Saint Vincent and…
9 Apr 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines delivered through COVAX in 28 countries in the Americas reach almost 3 million, PAHO Director calls for immunization in the region to become a global priority Washington D.C., April 9, 2021 (PAHO)— Twenty-eight countries in the Americas have welcomed the arrivals of about 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX…
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…