News Releases

15 Aug 2022
Around 300 million more people are now protected by at least one tobacco control measure than in 2007, but e-cigarettes and tobacco industry interference threaten achievements. Washington, DC, 15 August 2022 (PAHO) – Some 900 million people, or 96% of the population of the 35 countries of the Americas are currently protected by at least one…
5 Aug 2022
As cases reach 10,000 in the Region, Member States hold Special Session of the PAHO Directing Council to discuss best use of limited global vaccine supplies. Washington D.C. 5 August 2022 (PAHO) – As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today held a…
5 Aug 2022
The disease affects more than 50,000 people each year in the region. New guidelines aim to expand access to treatment and improve patient outcomes.  Cartagena, Colombia/ Washington, D.C., 5 August 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published updated recommendations on the treatment of leishmaniasis, a neglected…
1 Aug 2022
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 1 August 2022 — As global crises continue to threaten the health and nutrition of millions of babies and children, the vital importance of breastfeeding as the best possible start in life is more critical than ever. This World Breastfeeding Week, under its theme Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and Support, UNICEF and WHO…
28 Jul 2022
28 July 2022 (PAHO) – To mark World Hepatitis Day, Guyana is launching its first hepatitis C treatment program. With the technical cooperation and support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Guyana is receiving rapid testing kits as well as life-saving medicines. “Viral hepatitis remains a global public health threat and Guyana’s…
27 Jul 2022
With monkeypox infections reaching over 5000, and a case of polio type 2 reported in the United States, vaccines, medicines and surveillance are key Washington D.C. 27 July 2022 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 cases decreased in the Americas for the first time in five weeks, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F Etienne, has…
23 Jul 2022
With more than 16,000 cases reported in 75 countries worldwide since the beginning of May 2022, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today declared the multi-country monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.  “We have an outbreak that has spread around the…
20 Jul 2022
Geneva, 20 July 2022 - Around the world, millions of refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, such as low-skilled migrant workers, face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, especially where living and working conditions are sub-standard, according to the first WHO World report on the health of refugees and migrants. This has…
15 Jul 2022
WHO and UNICEF sound the alarm as new data shows global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving vaccines. In the Americas, last year alone more than 2.6 million children were unvaccinated or not fully up to date on their immunizations. Geneva/New York, 15 July 2022- The largest…