8 Dec 2020
Geneva, 8 December 2020 - WHO today launches a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 - “Commit to Quit."  The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco" are being released today to mark the start of the campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to…
7 Dec 2020
They call for a dialogue between health, science, technology, and industry to promote policies that increase access to these products and strengthen technological development and regional production, according to health needs  Washington, DC/Santiago, Chile, 7 December 2020 – With the aim of preventing interruptions in medical product…
7 Dec 2020
7 December 2020 - With more than 100 vaccines currently in various trial phases and some reaching the pre-approval stage or being authorized for emergency use, accurate science reporting has never been more important. Journalists play a vital role in informing the public on science, specifically vaccine, developments, in an unprecedented period of…
6 Dec 2020
Dr. Tabaré Vazquez was named an Americas Public Health Hero Washington, DC, December 6, 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) marks with great sadness the passing of former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, who was distinguished in 2018 as a Public Health Hero of the Americas for his fight against tobacco and…
2 Dec 2020
Washington, D.C., December 2, 2020 (PAHO)—The COVID-19 pandemic “disproportionally affects the most vulnerable – especially our populations of African descent” and PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged health authorities to “face this pressing challenge.” In a press briefing, Etienne said, “We’re taking this issue as a priority and…
2 Dec 2020
The United Nations calls for the targeting of new policies and investments in the lagging territories of Latin America and the Caribbean. December 2, 2020, Santiago de Chile - A new United Nations report shows the territorial inequality of malnutrition in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Regional Overview of Food and…
2 Dec 2020
The PAHO/WHO Suriname office has donated 4 invasive ventilators to the Ministry of Health for use in intensive care units (ICU) to assist with its national response to COVID-19. The use of invasive and non-invasive ventilators have been identified as an essential element within the COVID case management protocols in countries since a subset of…
1 Dec 2020
The first-of-its-kind initiative involves government, civil society, and international organizations Bridgetown, Barbados, December 1, 2020 (PAHO) – International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate climate change and its serious health impacts in Caribbean nations. The EU…
30 Nov 2020
But COVID-19 disruptions to health services threaten progress. PAHO and UNAIDS Launch Campaign to Promote HIV Self-Testing Washington D.C. November 30 (PAHO) – Annual deaths from AIDS-related illnesses declined by 37% from 2010 through 2019 in Caribbean countries while new yearly infections from the HIV virus dropped by 29%, the Pan American…