News Releases

28 Jan 2022
These preventable and treatable conditions are almost absent from the global health agenda, with little attention and funding. Washington, DC, January 27, 2022 (PAHO)- On the eve of the first World Day for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging governments to provide comprehensive and universal care for…
27 Jan 2022
Solidarity critical to improve response and preparedness, and to accelerate pandemic recuperation efforts.  Washington D., 27 January 2022 (PAHO) - Speaking at a high-level event at the Atlantic Council today, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne stressed that coordinated action across the…
26 Jan 2022
Millions miss out on routine care, including vaccination. Educational crisis also impacts their social, mental, and physical wellbeing. Washington D.C. January 26 (PAHO) – As the COVID-19 outbreak reaches its third year in the Americas, millions of children are missing out on routine vaccinations, putting countries at risk of losing two decades…
21 Jan 2022
New guidance continues to prioritize full protection of the most vulnerable and reflects evidence of waning effectiveness and increased vaccine supply.   January 21, 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has updated its guidance for booster doses and vaccination in children in…
19 Jan 2022
As infections surge, testing should be expanded to alleviate pressure on hospitals. Those without symptoms should quarantine and follow public health measures. Washington D.C. 19 January 2022 (PAHO) – With COVID-19 surging throughout the Americas and demand for diagnostics higher than ever, the Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F…
13 Jan 2022
PAHO urges protection of health workers' mental health and warns of impact of continuous pressure in the face of increasing COVID-19 cases Washington, DC, January 13, 2022 (PAHO)- Health workers in 11 Latin American countries show elevated rates of depressive symptoms, suicidal thinking, and psychological distress, according to the results of a…
12 Jan 2022
Vaccination, testing of symptomatic individuals, and ensuring health workers are among first in line for additional vaccine doses are key to safeguard health systems. Washington D.C. 12 January 2022 (PAHO) - With COVID-19 infections accelerating in the Americas and the detection of the Omicron variant in at least 42 countries and territories in…
29 Dec 2021
The region reports the biggest rise in cases worldwide with holiday period set to drive up numbers, PAHO warns, urging countries to continue vaccination campaigns and implementation of public health measures. Washington, DC, December 29, 2021 (PAHO)- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) data show that COVID-19 cases increased 50% and deaths 11…
28 Dec 2021
Dr Keva Thompson, National PAHO Consultant: Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health PAHO/WHO Office for The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands shares this advice to help beat the winter blues: Keep up with activities that you enjoy and find alternatives for things that are no longer possible. Stay connected with friends and family.…