15 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., June 15, 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization has extended its alliance with Twitter to provide factual, reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas. An agreement recently signed with the site will enable it to continue training public health social media managers and provide advertising credits to…
12 Jun 2020
“Safe blood saves lives…Give blood and make the world a healthier place.” is the theme of the observance on June 14  Washington, D.C., June 12, 2020 (PAHO) — Blood donations are more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and blood centers throughout the Americas are taking measures to ensure that donations continue…
11 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., June 11, 2020 (PAHO) -- The Government of Canada has agreed to contribute 7.5 M Canadian dollars (about USD$5.3 million) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the response to COVID-19 in 23 countries of the Americas. The contribution will benefit a total of fifteen Caribbean countries - Antigua and Barbuda, the…
9 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., June 9, 2020 (PAHO)—The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, said preparing for winter and hurricanes is critical to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Americas. With more than 3.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the region and many areas reporting exponential rises in cases and deaths…
8 Jun 2020
Washington, DC, June 8, 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization has published a guide with recommendations on measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission among indigenous populations, Afro-descendants, and other ethnic groups. These focus on promoting hygiene, social distancing, and improving access to basic health services in their…
8 Jun 2020
The Public Service Announcement Features Illumination's Globally Beloved Gru and the Minions Characters and is Voiced by Steve Carrell 27 May 2020. Geneva, Switzerland - WHO, the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that reinforces safe and healthy practices during…
5 Jun 2020
World Food Safety Day emphasizes the importance of safe food in traditional markets and recognizes the role of production chain workers in facilitating a continuous supply of food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rio de Janeiro, June 5 2020 (PANAFTOSA-PAHO)– The Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (…
2 Jun 2020
Washington, D.C., June 2, 2020 (PAHO)— The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Carissa F. Etienne said maintaining social distancing measures, improving surveillance, and strengthening health systems are the three keys to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas. Just in the past week there were 732,000 new…
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…