News Releases

14 Jul 2021
PAHO Director reiterates commitment to support the Haitian people in their fight against COVID-19  Port-au-Prince/Washington. D.C., July 14, 2021 (PAHO) — Today Haiti received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility. The country is the fourth in the region to receive these donated shipments,…
14 Jul 2021
PAHO Director warns against “complacency” and reinforces calls for public health measures, surveillance, and increased access to vaccines. Washington, D.C. July 14, 2021 (PAHO) – New COVID-19 cases spiked in Central America, the Caribbean and some South America countries last week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F.…
7 Jul 2021
Notes that Region is still reporting over half of the deaths registered globally, but only 3% of the population in some countries in South and Central America have been fully vaccinated so far. Washington, D.C., July 7, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today called for increased supplies of COVID-19…
30 Jun 2021
But notes, “Very few places are benefiting from the full potential of vaccines as there is a huge access gap in our region.” Washington, D.C., June 30, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne provided reassurance about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines despite circulation in the Americas of new variants of…
25 Jun 2021
Honduras will be the first to receive a shipment of 1.5 million doses followed by other countries in the coming days.  Washington DC., June 25, 2021 (PAHO) — Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne praised the Government of the United States on the imminent delivery of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to…
25 Jun 2021
Equal access to vaccines, building resilient health systems, and regional production of health technologies were some of the vital issues at this high-level meeting. Washington, D.C., 25 June 2021 (PAHO/WHO) –The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded its 168th Session with draft resolutions on key issues such as…
21 Jun 2021
PAHO assists Latin America and the Caribbean by procuring and delivering more than 20 million vaccine doses and millions of pieces of essential medical equipment. Washington, D.C. June 21, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne reported today that 1,857,523 people have died from COVID-19 in the Americas…
16 Jun 2021
Only one in ten people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the region, where “hospitals are full, variants are rapidly circulating,” and “vaccines are urgently needed today.” Washington, D.C., June 16, 2021 (PAHO) – Following the G7 nations’ promise to donate 1 billion vaccine doses to countries in need, Pan American Health Organization (…
15 Jun 2021
One year after the successful launch of “Color Esperanza 2020,” Diego Torres, Kany García, Leslie Grace, Thalía and Carlos Vives will use their social platforms to engage with communities in the Americas by sharing educational messages of hope, well-being and health to the prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 virus Washington, D.C., June 15, 2021 (PAHO…