Japan Strengthens IDB and Paho’s Initiative on Pandemic Readiness and Continuity of Care PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, March 10, 2024 — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Japan have joined forces to enhance digital health services in Latin America and the Caribbean through a $5 million contribution from Japan…
Washington, DC, March 8, 2024 (PAHO)- Even though women make up 70% of health and care sector workers worldwide, barely 25% occupy leadership positions. At an event to mark International Women's Day, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, called for greater support to women’s leadership while strengthening the…
New country, policy and program commitments, plus nearly US$ 600 million in new funding, at first-ever global forum offer a chance to save hundreds of thousands of lives by 2030. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 5 March 2024  —  Governments, donors, multilateral institutions, and partners today announced major new policy, programmatic and…
Bridgetown, Barbados 4 March 2024 (PAHO) – Creative Play, a new initiative from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados, aims to address the growing issue of overweight and obesity in children through the development of innovative approaches to encourage physical activity in schools.…
Geneva, March 1, 2024 — New study released by the Lancet shows that, in 2022, more than 1 billion people in the world are now living with obesity. Worldwide, obesity among adults has more than doubled since 1990, and has quadrupled among children and adolescents (5 to 19 years of age). The data also show that 43% of adults were overweight in 2022…
Washington, DC, February 23, 2024 (PAHO) — On February 26, 2020, Brazil recorded the first case of COVID-19 in its territory, marking the beginning of the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its emergence on December 30, 2019, in Wuhan, China, the SARS-CoV-2 virus left a devastating trail globally, with 774 million cases and 7…
Washington, DC, February 20, 2024 (PAHO)- In a new epidemiological alert, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reiterated its call to countries in the Americas to intensify efforts and actions to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main vector that transmits dengue fever. The call comes in response to a significant increase in number of…
Geneva, Switzerland, February 16, 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened countries of the Americas for a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress in the negotiations for a possible future global pandemic accord. The objective of the two-day meeting last week was to review the fundamental components of the…
Washington D.C. 15 February 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a new partnership agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help strengthen equitable access to cancer medications for children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four-year agreement will focus on the provision of quality medicines…