The Agreement of Santiago de Cuba charts the course to move the movement forward Mayors from around the Americas renewed their commitment to revitalize the Healthy Municipalities, Cities and Communities (HMCC) Movement in Santiago de Cuba the first week of November as part of the Second Meeting of Mayors of Healthy Municipalities of the Region of…
A dynamic movement for Health Promotion is taking place across the Region of the Americas. Over the past months, Ministries of Health in over 30 countries and territories across the Region have convened meetings with intersectoral actors, community members and civil society to spark critical dialogue on the role of Health Promotion within the…
Washington, D.C, 17 December 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Experts from across the Region of the Americas and further afield met at the Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) last Monday to discuss the right to health and the role of national courts in legally enforcing this right. The event, “The Right to Health in National Courts…
The impact of disasters is greater in the American hemisphere than anywhere in the world except the Asian continent. Around a quarter (21%) of all disasters occurring in the world between 2008 and 2017 took place in the Region of the Americas, creating 254,334 victims, and causing damage equivalent to approximately US$592 billion. The most common…
In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions.Washington, D.C., 27 November 2018 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a communication campaign today to prevent cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,…
A group of experts on health promotion, health in all policies (HiAP), determinants of health, and urban health met at PAHO the first week of November to discuss synergy among the topics and give input on the Health Promotion Strategy and Plan of Action that will be presented at the next Directing Council. The strategy calls for a movement to…
Washington D.C., 27 October 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- More than 160 national participants from regulatory authorities and health experts from the Americas met at the IX Conference of the Pan American Network for Drug Harmonization (CPANDRH) in San Salvador, El Salvador, from Oct. 24-26, 2018. The conference marked the first time the conference took place…
Declaration of Astana charts course to achieve universal health coverage, 40 years since declaration on primary health care in Alma-Ata Astana, Kazakhstan, 25 October 2018 (WHO/PAHO) – Countries around the globe today signed the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving…
Washington, D.C., October 23 2018 (PAHO / WHO)—Countries of the Americas must take immediate action to increase polio vaccination coverage to 95%, advises the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).  This call follows reports that coverage in many countries of the Americas is below recommended levels, and comes…