News Releases

27 Oct 2022
Geneva, 27 October 2022: An estimated 10.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) in 2021, an increase of 4.5% from 2020, and 1.6 million people died from TB (including 187 000 among HIV positive people), according to the World Health Organization’s 2022 Global TB report. The burden of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) also increased by 3%…
24 Oct 2022
Washington, DC, 24 October 2022 (PAHO)- In 1994, the Region of the Americas was the first in the world to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), a milestone achieved after concerted effort by countries with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  But vaccination rates in children with all three…
21 Oct 2022
Washington, DC, 21 October 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a guide that offers journalists tips for verifying information about COVID-19 vaccines. The guide can be applied to various health topics. Recommendations for verifying information about COVID-19 vaccines: A guide for journalists offers tools for…
19 Oct 2022
19 October 2022  – The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the thirteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic, held on Thursday, 13 October 2022, from 12:00 to 16:00 CEST. The WHO Director-General…
19 Oct 2022
Havana, Cuba, 19 October 2022 (PAHO)- The current challenges facing health systems after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, were the focus of a high-level panel on the second day of the fourth edition of Cuba Salud 2022, an international health convention that continues in Havana…
17 Oct 2022
Washington D.C., 17 October 2022 (PAHO) — The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) surpassed the 2-million-user mark at the end of September. The Virtual Campus offers more than 300 courses on various health topics to users from 225 countries and territories around the world, most of them health…
16 Oct 2022
Washington, D.C. (PAHO) – A social media video from an unidentified source unlawfully using the logo and name of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is circulating in English-speaking Caribbean countries as a “Public Warning Alert” on COVID-19 vaccination in children. PAHO would like to inform the public that the message does not reflect…
12 Oct 2022
Parallel health emergencies put the region under pressure and highlight importance of resilient health systems. Washington D.C., 12 October 2022 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, said the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, a steady increase in monkeypox cases, ongoing COVID-19…
7 Oct 2022
Following an increase in depression and anxiety due to the pandemic, the initiative will use social media to promote positive interactions Washington, DC, October 7, 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is launching #DoYourShare to support mental health, a campaign that seeks to curb the stigma and discrimination experienced…