News Releases

1 Sep 2022
PAHO continues to monitor along with Argentina health authorities Washington D.C. 2 September 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is in contact with the Argentina Ministry of Health as they investigate a cluster of cases of pneumonia due to unknown cause in Tucuman Argentina. To date, a total of nine cases have been…
31 Aug 2022
On International Day for People of African Descent, PAHO participates in panels with WHO and with OAS and RIAFRO Washington D.C. 31 August 2022 (PAHO) -  Persisting exclusion, racism and xenophobia in the Americas have led to reduced access to quality health services and worse health outcomes for Afro-descendent populations in the region,…
26 Aug 2022
An international course strengthened the capacities of laboratories in the region to monitor genetic changes in viruses. Panama, Aug. 26, 2022 (PAHO)- Representatives from 17 public health laboratories in the region came together this week for the 26th edition of the Viral Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) course in Panama. The training…
17 Aug 2022
During a regional workshop in Argentina, the Director of PAHO called for countries to increase investment in epidemic and pandemic preparedness, because the question is not “if there will be a new pandemic, but when”. Buenos Aires, August 17, 2022 (PAHO)- With the aim of supporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop or…
15 Aug 2022
Around 300 million more people are now protected by at least one tobacco control measure than in 2007, but e-cigarettes and tobacco industry interference threaten achievements. Washington, DC, 15 August 2022 (PAHO) – Some 900 million people, or 96% of the population of the 35 countries of the Americas are currently protected by at least one…
5 Aug 2022
As cases reach 10,000 in the Region, Member States hold Special Session of the PAHO Directing Council to discuss best use of limited global vaccine supplies. Washington D.C. 5 August 2022 (PAHO) – As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today held a…
5 Aug 2022
The disease affects more than 50,000 people each year in the region. New guidelines aim to expand access to treatment and improve patient outcomes.  Cartagena, Colombia/ Washington, D.C., 5 August 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published updated recommendations on the treatment of leishmaniasis, a neglected…
1 Aug 2022
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 1 August 2022 — As global crises continue to threaten the health and nutrition of millions of babies and children, the vital importance of breastfeeding as the best possible start in life is more critical than ever. This World Breastfeeding Week, under its theme Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and Support, UNICEF and WHO…
28 Jul 2022
28 July 2022 (PAHO) – To mark World Hepatitis Day, Guyana is launching its first hepatitis C treatment program. With the technical cooperation and support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Guyana is receiving rapid testing kits as well as life-saving medicines. “Viral hepatitis remains a global public health threat and Guyana’s…