30 Jul 2020
New joint report states that economic recovery will only be possible by flattening the curve of contagion. It proposes three phases to control the pandemic, reactivate the economy with protection, and rebuild in an inclusive and sustainable way. Washington, DC, 30 July 2020 (PAHO/ECLAC)- A new joint report by the Economic Commission for Latin…
28 Jul 2020
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2020 (PAHO) —The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) considers that a specific diagnosis of health gaps and ways to facilitate access to prevention and health services for populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are needed, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, PAHO's Assistant Director, said yesterday in a meeting with…
27 Jul 2020
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 27, 2020 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today launched the “Stronger Together” campaign to assist communities in promoting mental wellbeing and positive coping strategies during times of stress and crisis. The campaign, which is launched as countries of the…
27 Jul 2020
It is estimated that, thanks to vaccination, the Region of the Americas has already eliminated mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Washington, DC, 27 July 2020 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today urged that countries maintain essential prevention and treatment services for viral hepatitis during the COVID-19…
27 Jul 2020
On Friday 24th July 2020, representatives from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Trinidad and Tobago Country Office, the United Nations, The World Food Programme and the Canadian High Commission joined the Ministry of Health (MoH) to receive their shipment of approximately 12,000 kilograms of equipment for health…
27 Jul 2020
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, was an invited speaker at last week’s inaugural webinar of “COVID-19 Exemplars: The Power of Positive Outliers, and What We Can Learn from Their Success”   Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 (PAHO) — The July 20 webinar joined Dr. Etienne and other…
21 Jul 2020
Diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, immunosuppressed andTB, place people at increased risk for more severe disease. Many of these conditions are widespread in the Americas. Washington, D.C., July 21, 2020 (PAHO) — In the Americas, three out of ten people – or nearly 325 million – are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19…
20 Jul 2020
Washington, D.C. July 20, 2020 (PAHO) – Indigenous peoples in several countries in the Americas are experiencing rising number of cases and deaths from COVID-19, and the Pan American Health Organization, in a new epidemiological alert, urged health authorities “to intensify efforts in order to prevent further spread of infection within these…
15 Jul 2020
Washington, D.C., 15 July, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA) have agreed to work together to step up the fight against COVID-19 in indigenous areas of the Amazon.  In a joint statement, COICA and PAHO ask countries to “strengthen health…