16 Dec 2019
Port-au-Prince, December 16, 2019 – A vaccination campaign has been launched in Haiti to accelerate action towards eliminating human rabies transmitted by dogs in the country. The campaign, which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, with technical support from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)…
12 Dec 2019
Washington D.C. 12 December 2019 (PAHO/WHO) – Universal Health in the Americas can only be achieved if countries reduce the barriers to access and increase investment in primary care. Today, during the celebration of this year’s Universal Health Day, PAHO called on countries to implement these measures to ensure that all people have…
9 Dec 2019
Washington, December 9, 2019 -- Projects to identify infants exposed to Zika virus in Colombia, to improve maternal health in rural communities of the Peruvian Amazon, and to increase nutrition in rural Colombian communities were among the winners of 2019 Social Innovation in Health Initiative awards announced by the Pan American Health…
9 Dec 2019
Washington DC December 9, 2019 -  The Region of the Americas ranks second globally in terms of new case rate of shyphilis and third in terms of congenital shyphilis. However, the availability of national syphilis data is limited, which hinders the ability of countries to improve services for the prevention and control of syphilis and congenital…
3 Dec 2019
Geneva, Switzerland, 3 December 2019—Safeguarding human health from climate change impacts is more urgent than ever, yet most countries are not acting fully on their own plans to achieve this, according to the first global snapshot of progress on climate change and health. The new report draws on data from 101 countries surveyed by the…
27 Nov 2019
Washington, DC, 27 November (PAHO) – 'Talk to me openly'—the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day campaign by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Latin American Network of Young People Living with HIV (J+LAC), and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP)—seeks to ensure that health professionals…
22 Nov 2019
22 November 2019, Geneva, Switzerland - The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the…
19 Nov 2019
PAHO urges countries to accelerate actions to reduce inequalities in access to sanitation services for rural populations. Washington, DC, 19 November 2019 (PAHO)- A total of 15.5 million people are forced to practice open defecation in Latin America and the Caribbean, a practice that can pollute the environment and spread disease, warned the…
18 Nov 2019
A new report from PAHO also reveals that men live almost 6 years less than women, and proposes nine recommendations to improve their health outcomes Washington, DC, 18 November 2019 (PAHO)—Life expectancy for men in the Region of the Americas is 5.8 years below that of women, partly because societal expectations contribute to risk-seeking…