25 Jun 2020
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) recently assisted the government of Antigua and Barbuda in their fight against COVID-19. PAHO presented the Ministry of Health with a five-seater 2020 Kia Seltos.  In expressing his appreciation for the donation…
24 Jun 2020
Leadership, good data and strong health systems will be key to ensure effective response, PAHO Director says   Washington, D.C., June 24, 2020 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, said today that “in the absence of effective treatments or a widely available vaccine, we expect that…
24 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., 24 June 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 166th session yesterday, in a virtual format, addressing resolutions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region of the Americas, PAHO’s governance reforms and other documents relating to the organization's…
23 Jun 2020
Athletes share messages to keep us #HEALTHYTogether 23 June 2020 - On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic athletes will…
23 Jun 2020
Washington D.C., June 23, 2020 (PAHO)— More than 1.6 million cases of dengue have been reported in the Americas in the first five months of 2020, drawing attention to the need to continue eliminating mosquito vectors of disease even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “While social distancing measures are in place, households should be…
22 Jun 2020
Initiative seeks to raise billions in commitments for the development and distribution of tests, treatments and a vaccine against COVID-19. Donors can also choose to make direct contributions to PAHO Washington, DC, June 22, 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was chosen by Global Citizen as one of its regional…
18 Jun 2020
Global status report on preventing violence against children calls for more government action and warns of ‘dramatic impact’ of COVID-19 18 June 2020 - Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death, because…
17 Jun 2020
A total of 18 countries interrupted services partially and two closed them completely, according to a PAHO survey. Countries have been urged to implement innovative and strategies and measures to ensure safe care during the pandemic. Washington, D.C., 17 June 2020 (PAHO) - Services for the prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases (…
16 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020 (PAHO)— The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, today called countries to “work together to strengthen the health response within their territories and across frontiers,” in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 cases among migrant and vulnerable populations in border areas…