28 May 2020
Makers of tobacco and related products spend some $9 billion annually on marketing to recruit new customers to replace those lost to tobacco-related deaths Washington, D.C., 28 May 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – On this year’s World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on young people in the Americas to recognize…
26 May 2020
With more than 2.4 million cases and over 143,000 deaths the Americas became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic Washington D.C., May 26, 2020 (PAHO)—The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care,…
22 May 2020
The financial contribution to PAHO will help Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease and mitigate its impact  Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO)—The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million…
22 May 2020
Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 22 May 2020 – COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of…
19 May 2020
Washington D.C., May 19, 2020 (PAHO)—The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, today warned of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on groups such as poor and indigenous people in the Americas, saying, “If we want to slow the spread of the pandemic and put our region on a path to recovery, we must protect vulnerable…
19 May 2020
Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat. “ Dr Tedros 19 May 2020, Geneva - At today’s meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly —its first-ever to be held virtually—delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130…
18 May 2020
Washington, D.C., May 18, 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—Every year in May, hundreds of delegates travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet and make decisions on global health. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2020 will instead be virtual, with a shortened agenda. It will take place on 18-19 May. At WHA 2020, Member…
17 May 2020
Blockbuster Collaborations Featuring: Ruben Blades, Camila, Camilo, Pedro Capó, Coti, Dilsinho, El Cigala, Farruko, Fonseca, Kany García, Leonel García, Gente De Zona, Leslie Grace, Nicky Jam, Lali, Ara Malikian, Dani Martín, Mau y Ricky, Prince Royce, Rauw Alejandro, Reik, Río Roma, Carlos Rivera, Ivete Sangalo, Thalía, Angela…
15 May 2020
Washington, D.C., May 15, 2020 (PAHO)—The Government of Japan has agreed to contribute over US $2.7 million to help nine countries in the Americas – namely Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela - scale up their response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The financial contribution from…