30 Mar 2021
Nassau, Bahamas, March 30, 2021  (PAHO/WHO) - The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO…
29 Mar 2021
Government of Canada contributes an additional CAN$1.2 million to PAHO aimed at providing essential equipment and supplies in the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021 (PAHO) — The Government of Canada announced it would contribute CAN$1,200,000 (approximately USD$950,000) to…
28 Mar 2021
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO-UNICEF).- Argentina today received its first 218,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. The shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines, made by SK Bioscience of South Korea, arrived at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. The arrival of this first…
26 Mar 2021
Paramaribo, Suriname. March 26, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) — Suriname today received 24,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The…
26 Mar 2021
Washington, D.C. March 26, 2021 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three “variants of concern” of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, according to a new Epidemiological Update. These variants may increase transmissibility of…
24 Mar 2021
As services reopen and activities resume after COVID-19 confinement, PAHO calls for early detection and successful treatment of all cases to save lives and progress toward TB elimination. Washington, DC, March 24, 2020 (PAHO) – On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that diagnosis of new…
23 Mar 2021
As COVAX delivers 2.2 million doses of vaccine and cases rise, situation is described as “an active public health emergency’ Washington, D.C. March 23, 2021 (PAHO)-- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne applauded the arrival of over 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX but warned that the…
21 Mar 2021
Brasilia, Brazil, March 21, 2021 - Today Brazil will receive 1,022,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Mechanism, a global effort by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and…
19 Mar 2021
Geneva, 19 March 2021 (WHO)—As of 17 March 2021, more than 120 million cases of COVID-19 infections, with more than 2 million deaths, had been reported globally.  Vaccination remains a critical tool to help prevent further illness and death and to control the pandemic. So far, more than 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been…