23 Feb 2021
PAHO delivers eight-point “call to action” during high-level health ministers conference to advance digitization Washington, D.C. February 23, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today called on health ministers and officials in the Americas to work toward eight principles in the digital transformation…
17 Feb 2021
Countries should “act quickly, be ready, and save lives.” The Director also reports declining COVID-19 cases and deaths Washington, D.C., February 17, 2021 (PAHO) With COVAX delivery of new vaccines expected soon in the Americas, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne called for overcoming barriers to ensure “fair and…
11 Feb 2021
New Epidemiological Update also includes data on SARS-CoV-2 variants in the region Washington, DC, February 11, 2021 (PAHO)  A new epidemiological update by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) on COVID-19 documents a 14% increase in cases and a 14% rise in deaths from Jan. 15 to Feb. 8. This increase, however, is lower than in the…
10 Feb 2021
“PAHO’s surveillance network is keeping a close watch on today’s variants of concern.” Washington, D.C., February 10, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said the COVID-19 vaccines soon to be available from COVAX in the Americas are still recommended for the region, despite new variants of the SARS-CoV-…
9 Feb 2021
Information voluntarily provided by 30 countries of the Americas shows important advances, but some gaps remain Washington, D.C., February 9, 2021 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging countries in the Americas to make sure they are prepared to roll out COVID-19 vaccines. Information provided voluntarily to PAHO by…
8 Feb 2021
Washington, D.C., February 8, 2021 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization today will launch “Florencia,” the Spanish version of an artificial intelligence tool developed by the World Health Organization to help people quit smoking. The launch is part of WHO’s year-long World No Tobacco Day campaign: "Commit to quitting tobacco." Florencia,…
3 Feb 2021
Pinkfong and PAHO join forces in a new campaign to promote handwashing for young children and help prevent the new coronavirus in the Americas Washington, D.C., February 4, 2021 (PAHO) — SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand, Pinkfong, is joining the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on a new…
3 Feb 2021
Washington, D.C., February 3, 2021 (PAHO) — PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the health, social and economic effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately impacting women and called for heightened attention to the pandemic’s gender disparities. To overcome this pandemic, countries must recognize and respond to the gender dynamics…
2 Feb 2021
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused life-threatening disruptions in cancer services. Four million new cases and about 1.4 million deaths were reported that year. Washington, D.C., February 2, 2021 (PAHO) On the eve of Feb. 4 World Cancer Day, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne called for ensuring diagnosis and…