30 Jan 2020
Washington, Jan. 30, 2020 (PAHO)—The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today declared that the outbreak of 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In China, more than 7700 cases have been confirmed, and 170 people have died. There are 82…
30 Jan 2020
Confirmed cases dropped 91% from 2018 to 2019. Washington, D.C., 30 January 2020 (PAHO)- The measles outbreak in Venezuela is under control following a series of actions taken by the country, together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners, including a country-wide vaccination campaign that reached almost nine million…
27 Jan 2020
She also called for informing health workers on the virus and strengthening infection prevention and control measures in health facilities to prevent them from contracting acute respiratory diseases  Washington, DC, 24 January 2020 (PAHO)- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne today urged countries in the…
23 Jan 2020
Washington D.C. / Port au Prince.  23 January 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – The cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in October 2010, affecting over 820,000 people and killing 9,792, has been stopped in its tracks, with the country reaching 1-year free of confirmed cases this week.  The achievement follows concerted efforts from Haiti, the Pan…
21 Jan 2020
Washington, January 21, 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization has updated an alert to its member countries on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), recommending that they strengthen surveillance activities to detect patients with acute respiratory disease, and that  “health care workers have access to up to date information on…
3 Jan 2020
Nurses and midwives account for the largest proportion of the health workforce–50% of the total, but a further 9 million are needed globally to achieve the goal of universal health by 2030. Washington D.C., 3 January 2020 (PAHO/WHO)–In order to recognize the work of nurses and midwives around the world and advocate for increased investment in…
21 Dec 2019
The country is the first in the world to obtain WHO validation for eliminating this disease as a public health problem  11 of November 2019 – Washington DC/Geneva– Mexico has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies as a public health problem. “…
20 Dec 2019
Washington, Dec. 20, 2019—The Pan American Health Organization and Airbnb have agreed to collaborate on providing food safety information to the public, using educational materials to promote prevention of foodborne diseases and reduction of food safety risks.  Airbnb said it “is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO…
20 Dec 2019
2019 comes at the end of a decade of extreme heat. 24 countries in the Region have activated alerts due to heatwaves. Forecasts expect these to continue in South America between December and March 2020, with possible adverse impact on human health. Washington, D.C., 19 December 2019 (PAHO) - In view of the heatwaves that affected Australia,…