17 Mar 2021
PAHO Director reports 728,000 doses will be delivered to five countries in the Americas in coming days. Washington, D.C., March 17, 2021 (PAHO) – Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines are picking up speed across the Americas as more countries prepare for the imminent arrival of doses procured through COVAX, the global mechanism for equitable…
17 Mar 2021
Geneva, 17 March 2021 (WHO)—Some countries in the European Union have temporarily suspended use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received the vaccine. Other countries in the EU—having considered the same information—have decided to continue using…
15 Mar 2021
Fifteen Caribbean countries will receive just over 2.1 million doses of COVAX vaccines by May, according to allocation figures provided for the first round Kingston, Jamaica, March 15, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Jamaica today received 14,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic…
12 Mar 2021
PAHO is moving quickly to ensure delivery to more countries in coming weeks. Washington, D.C. March 12, 2021 (PAHO) – In the last few days, three more countries in the Americas have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX, a global effort between the Coalition for the Promotion of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations…
10 Mar 2021
“Nearly 2.3 million COVAX doses will arrive in at least seven countries in our region in the next days and weeks.”  Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021 (PAHO) – PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne welcomed the expansion of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas and reported that PAHO is working closely with member countries to “…
9 Mar 2021
“The study is vital, because unhealthy food and drink products are associated with some of our deadliest diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity,” PAHO expert says. Washington, DC. March 9, 2021 (PAHO) – Octagonal nutritional warning labels on food and drink products performed best in helping consumers make…
8 Mar 2021
“We need women not only on the frontlines but also in leadership.” Washington, D.C., 8 March 2021 (PAHO)—Marking International Women’s Day, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Carissa F. Etienne today said that women are “on the frontlines” of the fight against COVID-19 but underrepresented in global and national health…
3 Mar 2021
Equitable access to vaccines in the Americas “must be a global priority.” Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne called attention to rising cases of COVID-19 in the northern Amazon basin “that demands a swift response.” “In Peru’s Amazonian state of Loreto, every ICU bed is…
2 Mar 2021
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 15 countries have surveillance systems for these anomalies, which cause almost 20,000 deaths of infants up to 28 days old. Montevideo/Washington, March 2, 2021 (CLAP/PAHO) - On World Birth Defects Day taking place tomorrow, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged early detection of birth defects and…