News Releases

24 Jun 2022
Washington D.C. 24 June 2022 (PAHO) - The 170th Session of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded yesterday with several resolutions passed to strengthen collaboration to support health goals in the Americas, the regional COVID-19 response, and measures to bolster the organization’s ability to support countries,…
23 Jun 2022
Washington, D.C., June 23, 2022 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is supporting member countries in understanding more about post COVID-19 condition and ways to manage patients more effectively. More than 90,000 cases of acute COVID-19, including post COVID-19 condition from countries in the Americas are now listed in a Global…
21 Jun 2022
Washington, DC, June 21, 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) made new guidance available to laboratories in the region to contribute to investigations into the causes of hepatitis of unknown origin in children. Between October 1, 2021, and June 16, 2022, at least 869 probable cases of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology were…
20 Jun 2022
Drawing from the lessons from COVID-19, Director says solidarity will be key “as we work together to re-engineer progress and return to an upward trajectory.” Washington, D.C. 20 June 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, called on countries to work together to raise manufacturing capacity and…
20 Jun 2022
Washington, D.C., June 20, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization’s Procurement and Supply Management Team has won the World Procurement Award for Digital Impact for its deployment of new technology, which played a significant role in the response to COVID-19 in the Americas. The award noted that the “Pan-American Health Organization…
17 Jun 2022
June 17, 2022 (WHO)- The Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support if its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, have today each issued statements on updated COVID-19 vaccines. TAG-CO-VAC, an independent group of experts that periodically…
17 Jun 2022
Report urges mental health decision makers and advocates to step up commitment and action to change attitudes, actions and approaches to mental health, its determinants and mental health care. Geneva, 17 June 2022 — The World Health Organization today released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century…
15 Jun 2022
Now that the region has “enough vaccines to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable,” it is time to turn “vaccines into immunity”, PAHO Director says.  Washington D.C. 15 June 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Americas for the eighth week running, PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called on countries to…
14 Jun 2022
In 2020, 8.2 million units of blood were collected, benefiting more than one million people in need of a transfusion. Washington, DC/ CDMX, June 14, 2022 (PAHO) - In the framework of World Blood Donor Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for people to donate blood following a 20% drop in blood donations in Latin America and the…