Web Notes

2 Oct 2021
Washington, D.C. October 2, 2021 (PAHO) – A new portal has been launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to improve access to data and analysis on health inequalities in the Americas. “Evidence and Intelligence for Action on the SDG-3 Targets” aims to facilitate efforts to monitor the indicators for the internationally agreed…
29 Sep 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…
28 Sep 2021
28 September 2021 - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. By, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis – the most deadly form of the disease – and to reduce deaths by 70…
27 Sep 2021
Rome, September 27 (PAHO) – In an address to the 2021 Pontifical Academy for Life, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne stressed how pre-pandemic deficiencies fueled the spread of COVID-19 in the Americas and emphasized the need for greater leadership and solidarity towards universal health goals that…
22 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. September 22, 2021 (PAHO) – Leaders from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) met today to discuss actions to strengthen the health, social and economic recovery in the region from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a side-event on the margins of PAHO’s…
22 Sep 2021
Remarks by Dr Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), at U.S. President Biden’s Global COVID-19 Summit, Session II: Save Lives Now, 22 September 2021 – Washington, DC (As prepared for delivery) President Biden, Excellencies, fellow partners, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to be…
22 Sep 2021
Copenhagen/Geneva, 22 September 2021 (WHO) - New World Health Organization (WHO) Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood. The guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations by reducing…
14 Sep 2021
Kingston, Jamaica - September 14, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has bolstered the National Public Health Laboratory’s COVID-19 testing capacity with its donation of 30,000 antigen test kits and six new antigen test readers. The latest donation brings PAHO’s total donation of antigen test kits to over one hundred…
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…