18 Jun 2021
Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to WHO’s latest estimates, published today in “Suicide worldwide in 2019”.  Every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer - or war and homicide.  In 2019, more than 700 000 people died by suicide: one in every 100 deaths,…
11 Jun 2021
Washington, DC. June 11, 2021.The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) and the Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean (SIHI-LAC), supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), have…
10 Jun 2021
Geneva, June 10, 2021 (WHO) - Globally, the majority of mental health care continues to be provided in psychiatric hospitals, and human rights abuses and coercive practices remain all too common. But providing community-based mental health care that is both respectful of human rights and focused on recovery is proving successful and cost-effective…
4 Jun 2021
Humanitarian Emergencies such as outbreaks and socio-environmental disasters can affect significantly the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of an individual child or adult, especially with particular groups in situation of vulnerability. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) aims to protect or promote psychosocial well-being and…
4 Jun 2021
In the Region of the Americas, Pan-Americanism is one of the guiding principles of PAHO's technical cooperation. More importantly, the work of CCs is done in that same spirit -- countries helping countries, for the benefit of all. The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres newsletter aims to highlight this…
26 May 2021
Washington DC, 24 May 2021 (PAHO)- On 28 April, the International Chamber of Commerce, together with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber, CARICHAM, and the CARICOM Private Sector Organization, hosted a webinar on “The role of the private sector in the vaccination rollout process”. The goal of this activity was to provide the private sector community…
26 May 2021
Washington DC, 24 May 2021 (PAHO)- Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) discussed the challenges and best approaches to implementing the essential public health functions (EPHFs) in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Advancing Essential Public Health…
25 May 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 May 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean-Community (CARICOM) launched the Human Resources for Health Action Task Force for the Caribbean, on 20 April 2021, as part of the response to COVID-19 and other health emergencies in the Sub-region. This effort came as a mandate by the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)…