18 Feb 2020
Washington, DC, February 20, 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a total of 23 confirmed cases of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the Region of the Americas. As of 18 February, all cases were reported in the United States (15) and Canada (8). The first imported case of COVID-19 in the Region was identified on 21…
14 Feb 2020
Washington D.C., 14 February 2020 (PAHO) – Efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to carry out laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus (COVID-19) have continued this week with a training in Mexico City, held by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Mexican Ministry of Health’s Institute of…
12 Feb 2020
PAHO urges continued actions to reduce mosquito breeding sites, and stresses that the health sector’s priority is to prevent deaths  Washington, DC, 12 February 2020 (PAHO)- The Americas reported more than 3 million cases of dengue in 2019, the largest number recorded in the Region so far, according to the latest epidemiological…
12 Feb 2020
Washington D.C., 12 February 2020 (PAHO) – Virology experts from the Pan American Health Organization have travelled to the Caribbean region to ensure that laboratory specialists are trained and equipped to identify and respond to potential imported cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). “Providing countries with the reagents and knowledge…
10 Feb 2020
Basseterre, Saint Kitts, 10 February 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—On Monday, February 10, 2020, Dr. Yitades Gebre, the newly appointed representative of PAHO/WHO to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean countries (PWR-ECC) presented his credentials to the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the capital Basseterre. Dr. Gebre emphasized the…
7 Feb 2020
Brasilia, 7 February 2020 (PAHO) - Experts from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) provided training on laboratory diagnosis of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on February 6 and 7 for specialists from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay…
6 Feb 2020
Washington, Feb. 6, 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization is working with health ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean to help them prepare to deal with possible importations of cases of novel coronavirus. In a series of technical cooperation activities, PAHO experts in laboratories, preparedness, epidemiology, clinical…
5 Feb 2020
On 5 February 2020, Dr Yitades Gebre, PWR-ECC presented his credentials to Hon Dr Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs.  The presentation took place at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the capital Roseau. Minister Darroux welcomed the newly appointed PWR-ECC to Dominica. He highlighted the long-term relationship between…
4 Feb 2020
4 February 2020- GENEVA / WASHINGTON, DC—The World Health Organization (WHO) today spells out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. The greatest increase (an estimated 81%) in new cases…