News Releases

14 Jun 2022
14 June 2022 (PAHO) –The need to strengthen health systems post-pandemic gained momentum with the adoption on Friday of the Action Plan on Health and Resilience at the IX Summit of the Americas. As the health organization of the Inter-American System, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) participated actively to promote the inclusion of…
9 Jun 2022
Rio de Janeiro, June 9, 2022 (PAHO) – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are conducting training today and tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox, in which experts from seven Latin American countries are…
8 Jun 2022
Los Angeles, 8 June 2022 – At an event bringing together US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Health from the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, called for greater spending in health in the aftermath of COVID-19. “Never before has the case for…
8 Jun 2022
Los Angeles, 8 June, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has today welcomed the United States announcement of the launch of Americas Health Corps – Fuerza de Salud de las Americas, a joint, US/PAHO initiative to train 500,000 public health workers throughout the region over the next five years. Americas Health Corps, which…
7 Jun 2022
Grand Cayman, June 7, 2022 - Mr. Ian Stein, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, visited the Cayman islands for a two-day visit, last week, to re-engage partnerships affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster public health initiatives. The PAHO/WHO…
2 Jun 2022
Washington D.C. 2 June 2022 (PAHO) – The President of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released on June 1, 2022, the list of candidates nominated by Member States to lead the Organization in the next five years. The candidates include: Dr. Camilo Alleyne (nominated by Panama) Dr. Jarbas Barbosa Da Silva…
1 Jun 2022
Health system preparedness is key, whether in response to COVID-19, extreme weather events or influenza. Washington D.C. 1 June 2022 (PAHO) – As countries of the Americas experience an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases for the sixth week running, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called for…
31 May 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, May 31, 2022 (WHO) — WHO has today revealed new information on the extent to which tobacco damages both the environment and human health, calling for steps to make the industry more accountable for the destruction it is causing. Every year the tobacco industry costs the world more than 8 million human lives,…
27 May 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, May 27, 2022- The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, said today that the deficit in the health workforce in the Americas reaches 600,000 professionals, something that affects access to care, especially for those in rural and underserved areas of the region. During the deliberations of…