News Releases

26 Oct 2023
Mexico City, October 26, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - Films that reflect on health and health challenges are being shown this week in Mexico City as part of the "Cinema and Health" festival, organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). The festival will showcase 11 short films from countries in…
24 Oct 2023
Mexico City, 24 October 2023 (PAHO)- During his visit to Mexico, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, underscored that the COVID-19 crisis brought to the fore the need to diversify the production of healthcare technologies to ensure equitable access and advance towards universal health in the Americas.…
18 Oct 2023
Washington, D.C., 18 October 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Canada announced today the launch of a joint initiative to support Haiti to expand vaccination against potentially lethal vaccine-preventable diseases, including polio, measles, diphtheria and tetanus The partnership, which is part of…
17 Oct 2023
Lyon, France / Washington DC, 17 October 2023 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today launched the first edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer. The new Code, which forms part of the World Code Against Cancer, aims to help reduce the burden of cancer…
17 Oct 2023
Berlin, Germany, 17 October 2023 (PAHO) - At the 2023 World Health Summit in Berlin, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Jarbas Barbosa, highlighted the need for strong partnerships across regions to increase health access and equity, especially as countries work to increase preparedness and response to future health threats. “…
12 Oct 2023
Washington D.C. 12 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, was sworn in today as the new Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Sealey-Thomas holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery…
12 Oct 2023
The winning submissions will be shared and displayed on the contest website and PAHO’s communication platforms. Washington, D.C., 11 October 2023. Nine young people from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Mexico have won the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Youth Voices Contest, which asked adolescents and young people between…
5 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires, 5 October 2023 (PAHO/WHO)- The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa today urged countries to ensure that “all people have access to quality mental health care and services, based on human rights and free of stigma and discrimination.” Speaking at the inauguration of the 5th World Mental Health…
4 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires, 4 October 2023 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today presented a new tool to assess the quality of pharmaceutical service provision and launched a network to share information and facilitate collaboration among countries. This aims to improve the quality of pharmacies in the Region through the primary health care…