News Releases

27 Dec 2021
Globally, only one in eight persons who need treatment for a substance use disorder receives it. Washington, D.C., December 27 2021 (PAHO) – A new project by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide technical support to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica and Panama to improve national capacity to develop and implement…
23 Dec 2021
Approval will increase vaccine availability as pandemic persists Washington, D.C., 23 December 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) welcomed the WHO listing today of an AstraZeneca vaccine jointly produced by Argentina and Mexico – the first such decision for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in Latin America. The vaccine,…
22 Dec 2021
PAHO data shows COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North America, driven by the United States. Omicron variant has now been reported in 19 countries and territories. Washington, D.C. Dec. 22, 2021 (PAHO) – The Region of the Americas has now surpassed 100 million cases of COVID-19, latest Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) epidemiological…
17 Dec 2021
The reform, which PAHO has supported, also prohibits advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco products.  Washington, D.C. December 17, 2021 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization welcomed this week’s approval of the reform of Mexico’s General Law for Tobacco Control, which establishes 100% smoke-free environments in all…
15 Dec 2021
Vaccine inequity continues to divide the region. Lessons must be learned to bring pandemic under control and ensure access to future COVID-19 therapeutics. Washington D.C. 15 December 2021 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 infections tripled in 2021 and health systems struggled to cope, “we have learned what it takes to bring this virus under control,” and…
14 Dec 2021
What are variants of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? It is normal for viruses to change and evolve as they spread between people over time. When these changes become significantly different from the original virus, they are known as “variants.” To identify variants, scientists map the genetic material of viruses (known as sequencing)…
10 Dec 2021
High-level event led by President of Bolivia and PAHO Director focused on ways to sustain and increase public investment in health Washington D.C. 10 December 2021 (PAHO) – With 46% of countries in the Americas continuing to report disruptions in health service delivery due to the pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director…
10 Dec 2021
Three-day conference brought together national health and pharmaceutical regulatory authorities to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to tackle new oversight challenges under emerging global dynamics. WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 December, 2021 (PAHO) – In the post-COVID-19 recovery era, the role of national regulatory authorities…
8 Dec 2021
With the Omicron variant detected in six countries in the region and many countries yet to reach 40% vaccination target, PAHO’s Revolving Fund will be key to ensure vaccines for all Washington D.C., 8 December 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – With 20 countries yet to reach the WHO’s year-end vaccination target of 40%, and the Omicron variant now detected in…