Web Notes

14 May 2020
In its role as the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, the College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with PAHO has co-organized a publication titled Perspectives and Contributions of Nursing to the Promotion of Universal Health that highlights more than…
7 Apr 2020
In its role as WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control at the School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong, staff contributed to a published article on the efficacy of face masks for seasonal human coronaviruses, influenza viruses and rhinoviruses. [ABSTRACT] We identified seasonal human coronaviruses,…
11 Sep 2019
Nassau, Bahamas, September 11, 2019 —The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization has established a special Bahamas Health Relief Fund to receive unrestricted and unearmarked funds from donors who would like to support the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas in its relief and response efforts related to Hurricane Dorian. The PAHO…
15 Aug 2019
The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.   Washington, DC, 15 august 2019 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of…
21 Dec 2018
Washington, D.C., 21 December 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — From the re-establishment of endemic measles transmission in Venezuela to the elimination of malaria in Paraguay, the news headlines in the Americas in 2018 reflected both setbacks and progress in public health. Throughout 2018, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) worked with its member…
5 Sep 2018
Washington, DC, 5 September 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- “Building healthy communities for everyone” is the slogan for the Pan American Health Organization´s (PAHO) Wellness Week 2018, which will be celebrated 8-14 September in more than 20 countries of the Americas. Since its inception in 2011, Wellness Week has called for action to combat noncommunicable…
22 Dec 2016
Washington, DC, 22 December 2016 (PAHO/WHO)-From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the American continent, 2016 was a year of serious challenges and important successes for health in the Americas. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)…
12 Sep 2016
Washington, DC, September 12, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)  - A series of events celebrating the Pan American Health Organization's Wellness Week kicked off today in Washington, with a financial wellbeing webinar and a healthy food fest.   "All for Health, Step Up!"  Is the event's theme for 2016, focusing on health promotion and…
24 Dec 2014
Washington, D.C., 24 December 2014 (PAHO/WHO) - The year 2014 was marked by progress as well as significant challenges for public health in the Americas. The region's countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They also confronted major new…