1 Mar 2021
Washington, DC, March 1, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Colombia today became the first country in the Americas to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, marking an historic step toward the goal of ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the region and worldwide. The delivery is part of the "First Wave" initiative, a global pilot…
25 Feb 2021
“We are still way behind where we should be as a Region” Washington D.C. February 25 (PAHO) --  The Director Carissa F. Etienne today briefed leaders of PROSUR, the Forum for the Progress and Development of South America, on COVID-19 vaccine supply and procurement advances, saying, “PAHO shares your great concerns for equity of access…
25 Feb 2021
El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years Washington, D.C. February 25, 2021 (WHO/PAHO) – El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more…
24 Feb 2021
At the pandemic’s one-year anniversary in Latin America, “we are certainly not out of the woods.” Washington D.C., February 24, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today described the Americas as the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic and called on the international community to make regional access…
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…