News Releases

14 Jul 2022
The Adolescent Voices contest aims to give the Pan American Health Organization a window onto the views of this age group, offering a venue for young people to express themselves in different artistic forms. Washington DC, 14 July 2022. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today launched a contest for young people aged 12 to 19 to…
13 Jul 2022
With Omicron variant sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 driving most new COVID-19 infections, and other diseases likely to emerge in the future, increased medical production is key to saving lives, PAHO Director says. Washington D.C. 13 July 2022 (PAHO) – As Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 drive a new wave of COVID-19 infections across the Americas,…
12 Jul 2022
July 12, 2022 — The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the twelfth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, held on Friday, 8 July 2022, from 12:00 to 15:30 CEST. The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice…
6 Jul 2022
The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report shows the world is moving backwards in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition Rome/New York, July 6, 2022 — The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak of the COVID…
5 Jul 2022
In 2020, countries in the region reported 29,147 cases of congenital syphilis, and preliminary figures for 2021 indicate more than 30,000. If not detected and treated early, the disease can have devastating consequences to the fetus.  Washington, DC, July 5, 2022 (PAHO)- With an increasing trend in cases of syphilis and congenital syphilis…
30 Jun 2022
Geneva/Washington DC, 30 June 2022 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Unitaid today launched a five-year, US$ 2.6 million partnership to scale-up regional and national efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of Chagas disease. Chagas is a neglected tropical disease endemic to Latin America, where it kills more people than…
29 Jun 2022
While much remains unknown about the impact of this condition, health systems must prepare for the long-term, says PAHO Director. Washington D.C. 29 June 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Americas, with new infections increasing by 13.9% from last week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne…
25 Jun 2022
The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak, held on 23 June 2022, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CEST). The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the IHR Emergency…
24 Jun 2022
Washington D.C. 24 June 2022 (PAHO) – The six candidates nominated to lead the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) addressed Member States today in a closed forum following the organization’s Executive Committee meeting. The candidates nominated by Member States to lead PAHO in the next five years are: Dr. Camilo Alleyne (nominated by…