7 Sep 2021
Caracas, September 7, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – A shipment of 693,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Venezuela today. The vaccines, purchased using Venezuela’s own resources, were procured through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Revolving Fund – the procurement agent for COVAX for the Region of the Americas. This shipment is the first…
2 Sep 2021
September 2, 2021 - Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the WHO’s ‘Global status report on the public health response to dementia’, released today.  10.3 million people living with Dementia in the Americas According to the…
25 Aug 2021
Deadline extension from 17 September to 15 October 2021 For the successful establishment of mRNA vaccine manufacturing capacity globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new initiative to support transfer of technology to produce mRNA vaccines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (1). The initiative will ensure that…
18 Aug 2021
Dr. Ousmane Touré, a young doctor and public health emergencies specialist whose commitment and expertise served PAHO and WHO in the fight against Cholera in Haiti and Ebola in West Africa tragically lost his life in a collapsed building following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, 2021. “We are devastated by the loss of…
5 Aug 2021
With a background in nursing, midwifery and public health, but also with studies on Latin America, U.S. midwife Peg Marshall worked for many years in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) where she served as Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For years, Peg was USAID'…
21 Jul 2021
Washington, D.C., July 21, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne told an Organization of American States meeting today, “Together, we must continue protecting the health and well-being of all peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic even while  we recognize the tremendous fiscal, economic,  and social…
12 Jul 2021
Montevideo, July 10, 2021, CLAP/PAHO- On July 8, the Latin American Federation of Obstetricians (FLO) organized a webinar to discuss vaccines, pregnancy and COVID-19. The meeting, which was moderated by Lic. Ema Schuler, President of FLO, was attended by Dr. Alba María Ropero, PAHO’s Regional Advisor on Immunization, and Dr. Bremen de Mucio, PAHO’…
7 Jul 2021
Washington, D.C., July 7, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne issued the following statement concerning the recent events in Haiti: "I have to acknowledge the event that unfolded this morning in Haiti leading to the untimely death of President Moïse Jovenel. PAHO wishes to extend its…
16 Jun 2021
Washington, D.C., 16 June 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Institutions from 6 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean will receive grants for health research projects that address: trachoma, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) of Hepatitis B virus and Chagas, schistosomiasis, and tuberculosis. These grants are part of a new project…