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…
1 Feb 2021
Brasília, February 1, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated 4,600 oximeters last week to the Amazonas State Health Department and to the Manaus Municipal Health Department. These devices help monitor the health conditions of patients with COVID-19. PAHO has also sent 45 oxygen cylinders to supply health facilities in…
31 Jan 2021
Vaccines delivery schedules announced for countries participating in COVAX Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2021 (PAHO) — COVAX, a coalition led by WHO and Gavi to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, has notified countries in the Americas of the estimated dose allocation for the first phase of vaccine delivery in a letter to health…
28 Jan 2021
PAHO calls for intensified surveillance, outbreak investigation, and contact tracing. WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2021 (PAHO) Three new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which are raising concerns about possible heightened spread and severity of COVID-19, have been detected in 14 countries in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (…
28 Jan 2021
Washington, DC, January 28, 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today launched MedPPE, a mobile application that provides detailed information on the personal protective equipment that health personnel should use to guard against COVID-19, depending on their role and workplace. MedPPE emphasizes the role and timing…
27 Jan 2021
“The weight of this loss is incalculable,” PAHO Director says Washington, D.C., January 27, 2021 (PAHO)— “Today, we mark another tragic milestone in our region: over one million people in the Americas have now died from complications of COVID-19. We’ve lost more people to this virus than the entire population of many cities,” Pan American Health…