News Releases

23 Nov 2023
Geneva, 23 November, 2023 (WHO)—Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), WHO has published its “2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies” highlighting the actions needed to ensure that people’s health is fully prioritised and integrated into national plans to fight climate change.…
17 Nov 2023
Washington, DC, November 17, 2023 (PAHO)- Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, there is a need to prioritize and improve child and adolescent health and development in countries in the region, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa said in an event today, emphasizing the importance…
14 Nov 2023
Mexico City, Nov. 14, 2023 (PAHO)- On World Diabetes Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called for strengthening primary health care services for people with diabetes to prevent complications that can cause disability and premature death from the disease.  "The time has come to strengthen primary health care services to provide…
13 Nov 2023
Dr. Barbosa also participated in the launch of the Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Medical Terminology in Madrid, following a two-day visit to the European Union to discuss priority health topics for the Americas. Madrid, 13 November 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, today signed a memorandum of…
9 Nov 2023
The Regional Overview 2023 indicates that, despite halting the upward trend in the last period, hunger levels in the region remain above the 2019 figures prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. In addition, 8.6% of children under five years of age are overweight. Santiago, Chile, November 9, 2023– The new United Nations report, Regional Overview…
7 Nov 2023
7 November 2023 (PAHO)- The World Health Organization (WHO) 2023 Global tuberculosis (TB) report underscores a significant worldwide recovery in the scale-up of TB diagnosis and treatment services in 2022. It shows an encouraging trend starting to reverse the detrimental effects of COVID- 19 disruptions on TB services. Featuring data from 192…
3 Nov 2023
Washington, DC, 3 November, 2023 (PAHO) – The Dominican Republic, Belize and Suriname, as well as the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and the Brazilian city of Manaus, were today awarded the 2023 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Malaria Champions of the Americas prize for their sustained actions towards malaria elimination in the Region. The…
31 Oct 2023
Washington D.C., 31 October 2023 (PAHO)- The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, today received Members of the Public Health Subcommittee of the European Parliament at PAHO's headquarters in Washington DC to discuss health priorities, successes, challenges in the region of the Americas.  The European…
30 Oct 2023
Washington D.C., 30 October 2023 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today commemorated 20 years of operation of its Virtual Public Health Campus (VCPH), highlighting its fundamental contribution to virtual health education. Today, the Campus has over 2.5 million users. "When we look back to the year 2003 and remember the launch…