News Releases

17 Feb 2022
Washington D.C. 17 February 2022 (PAHO) – Today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) kicks off its anniversary campaign to celebrate 120 years of active work promoting health and wellbeing throughout the Americas, with a calendar of events set to catalyze dialogue around the region’s pressing health challenges. Founded in 1902 under the…
16 Feb 2022
Deaths rose to 202 people per hour in the Region, despite overall decline in cases. Washington D.C. February 16, 2022 (PAHO) – Complacency around mask wearing, travel, and indoor gatherings created a perfect opportunity for the new Omicron variant to spread rapidly throughout the region and increase deaths, alerted PAHO Director, Carissa F.…
15 Feb 2022
Milestone reached today with delivery of 1.5 million total doses, donated by Spain to Ecuador   Washington D.C. 14 February 2022 (PAHO) – The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to Latin America and the Caribbean reached 100 million today, thanks to the efforts of the organization’s…
15 Feb 2022
PAHO calls for improvements in survival rates. Washington, DC, February 15, 2022 (PAHO)- To mark the International Day against Childhood Cancer, celebrated today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for improvements in survival rates of children and adolescents with cancer, currently at 55% in Latin America and the Caribbean.…
11 Feb 2022
February 11, 2022 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Eleventh Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has now come into effect, with the latest update going online today. The ICD provides a common language that allows health professionals to share standardized information across the world. It is the foundation…
9 Feb 2022
PAHO warns that recent surge in COVID-19 cases has overburdened struggling systems. Countries must urgently increase staff and training and prioritize health care workers for vaccination. Washington D.C. February 9, 2022 (PAHO) – While cases of COVID-19 fell by a third in the Americas this week, health care workers continue to face challenging…
4 Feb 2022
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Americas Washington, DC, February 4, 2022 (PAHO)- On World Cancer Day this February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for an increase in cancer treatment and prevention services  to reduce new cases of the disease. If no action is taken, cases could increase by nearly 60%…
2 Feb 2022
Despite hard-fought efforts and generous donor support, many vulnerable populations remain unprotected. Washington D.C., 2 February 2022 (PAHO) – While 63% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, coverage remains uneven, with 14 countries and territories immunizing 70% of their populations and the…
31 Jan 2022
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 255 babies age less than one-month die each day Montevideo/ Washington DC, 1 February 2022 (CLAP/PAHO) ‒ The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through its Latin American Centre for Perinatology (CLAP), today launched a campaign to raise awareness and promote quality care for newborns during the first 28…