9 Jun 2021
By Carla Saenz, Regional Bioethics Advisor, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Conducting health research with children is an ethical imperative that seeks to protect their well-being and advance their health and equitable treatment. An estimated 70% of the drugs regularly administered to children have not been studied with them. Thus,…
25 May 2021
Montevideo, May 20, 2021 (CLAP/PAHO)- The GTR calls on governments and strategic partners to include the reduction of preventable maternal mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as a priority by addressing the allocation of resources with innovative and cost-effective strategies.  In this regard, the inter-agency group warns of a…
12 May 2021
Washington, D.C., May 10, 2021 — The Republic of Malta has donated €25,000 (approximately US$ 30,000) to support the emergency response of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines following the most recent eruption of the La Soufrière volcano. “Our solidarity is with the people and government of St. Vincent…
20 Oct 2020
Washington, D.C., 20 October 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - The 2020 Annual Report of the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, released earlier this month, notes the important contributions of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres during the reporting period, especially related to working hand in hand with the Organization to develop guidelines and…
1 Apr 2013
What:  High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for death worldwide. One in three adults has hypertension, which increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. This is the theme of this year's World Health Day, which is celebrated every April 7. In observance of World Health Day, the Pan American Health Organization (…
17 Aug 2011
Washington, D.C., August 17, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - Three journalists whose reports examine the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Latin America won the 2011 Latin American Health Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Red-Salud, the Communication Initiative, and the…
7 Apr 2011
PAHO/WHO calls for action to curb dangerous growth of antimicrobial resistance Washington, D.C., 7 April 2011 (PAHO/WHO) — The widespread misuse of antimicrobial medications, coupled with poor patient care in health facilities, could lead to a future of deadly "untreatable infections," experts said today in panel discussions organized by the…