News Releases

8 Mar 2022
PAHO report shows that gender inequalities in health have increased in the region; calls for disaggregated data to design more inclusive response. Washington, DC, March 8, 2022 (PAHO)- The COVID-19 pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women in the Americas, contributing to increased gender inequality in health and threatening women’s…
2 Mar 2022
In the Americas, over 365,000 pregnant women got COVID-19 and more than 3000 died. Ahead of International Women’s Day, PAHO Director urges countries to invest in improving access to vaccines and essential care for women and girls. Washington D.C. 2 March 2022 (PAHO) – A lack of access to timely care and disruptions to prenatal services are to…
2 Mar 2022
Wake-up call to all countries to step up mental health services and support Geneva, 2 March 2022 – In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to a scientific brief released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. The brief also highlights who has been most…
2 Mar 2022
Geneva, 2 March 2022 – Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds. This can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health, education, and employment prospects. Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, under the theme To…
1 Mar 2022
Election will take place during the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference in September 2022, and countries may nominate candidates until May 1, 2022. Washington, D.C., March 1, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - The process to elect the next Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB) officially began this week with a formal invitation by the President of…
24 Feb 2022
Washington, February 25, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization published guidance urging countries to step up surveillance efforts after floods to quickly identify and control disease outbreaks with serious public health impact. In an Epidemiological Alert on “Post-flood public health events in the context of COVID-19 pandemic,” PAHO…
23 Feb 2022
Only 82% of children received a third dose of polio vaccine in 2020, the lowest rate since 1994 Washington, DC, February 23, 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on the countries of the Americas to redouble efforts to vaccinate children against polio.  The vaccination rate with all three doses of the polio…
23 Feb 2022
10 out of 13 countries and territories in the Americas yet to reach 40% coverage are in the Caribbean but the tide can still be turned with targeted interventions Washington D.C. 23 February 2022 (PAHO) – Low vaccination coverage in many countries of the Caribbean must be urgently addressed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most…
22 Feb 2022
New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition, violating international commitments GENEVA/NEW YORK, 22 February 2022 – More than half of parents and pregnant women (51 per cent) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk…