14 Apr 2020
Washington, DC, (PAHO/WHO) - At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviours, mental health issues and violence. PAHO/WHO reminds people that drinking alcohol does not protect them from COVID-19 and encourages governments to limit alcohol consumption during…
14 Apr 2020
As part of the commemoration of World Chagas Disease Day, PAHO renews the need to sustain quality care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Montevideo, April 14th, 2020- Each year, nearly 12,000 people die in the Americas due to Chagas disease, an endemic parasite that can be transmitted through insects known as vinchucas, chinches or…
10 Apr 2020
Countries in the Americas should ensure continuity of donations and safety for donors Washington, DC, April 10 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today warned that countries in the Americas face potential shortages of blood for transfusions due to a significant reduction in voluntary blood donations during this…
10 Apr 2020
Singer Salomón Beda will donate royalties of the new version of his song “Pa’alante”, performed by 17 artists, to PAHO's response in the countries of the region. Washington, DC, April 10, 2020 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Colombian singer Salomón Beda signed an agreement under which the artist donates the…
9 Apr 2020
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of…
9 Apr 2020
Washington, DC, April 9, 2020 (PAHO) – A guide for journalists with tips for reporting on the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was released today by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). “COVID-19. An informative guide. Advice for journalists” offers tools to help journalists practice responsible coverage of the pandemic, using…
7 Apr 2020
Washington, April 7, 2020 (PAHO) – Warning that cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have doubled in a week in the Region of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged countries to take measures that protect health care workers to ensure they have access to the personal protective equipment…
7 Apr 2020
The Americas is home to 30% of the world’s nurses, or some 8.4 million people, of whom 87% are female. However, 87% of all nurses in the Region are concentrated in just three countries, which account for 57% of the total population. Washington, D.C., 7 April 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — The COVID-19 pandemic has poignantly highlighted the critical role that…
6 Apr 2020
FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and every day. WHO recommends all healthy…