17 Nov 2022
November 2022 With more than 3,000 infections to date, Peru is among the countries of the Americas that has reported the most cases of monkeypox not linked to countries in Africa, where the disease is endemic. In May 2022, an atypical outbreak of the disease was first declared in Europe. But before the first case was detected in Peru in June,…
10 Nov 2022
November, 2022 PAHO organizes three trips each year in Venezuela to bring vaccination and health services to 22 indigenous ethnic groups living deep in the tropical forests of Amazonas state, in the southernmost part of the country.
28 Oct 2022
In 2015 and 2016, the word Zika evoked fear in pregnant women living or traveling to tropical areas of the Americas. In countries where the mosquito-borne disease spread, babies of some infected mothers were being born with microcephaly, marked by abnormally small heads, brain damage and a future of developmental problems.
5 Oct 2022
October 2022 Donation of cold chain equipment helped to expedite the delivery of vaccines to vulnerable rural populations and temporary migrants.
21 Sep 2022
September 2022 Community engagement and social mobilization are at the heart of a new push to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Haiti, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Despite efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available and free to all, more than a year after the first doses…
8 Sep 2022
September 2022 Deformed or paralyzed legs. Atrophied torsos and trouble breathing. For children left crippled with paralysis, a lifetime of disability and pain. This was the fate of thousands who survived the virus known today as polio. This disease, poliomyelitis, was previously known as “infant paralysis,” and affected humanity throughout…
26 Aug 2022
August 2022 Cycling is an alternative mode of mobility with great benefits for physical and mental health. It also helps to improve urban and environmental indicators. And although it is an increasingly popular means of transportation in cities in the region, such as Bogota, it is still more common to see men cycling than women, as there are…
4 Aug 2022
Throughout its 120 years of existence, PAHO has played a leading role in the response to epidemics in the region, including HIV/AIDS. Here are some of the important milestones, as well as the challenges that must be overcome to end AIDS.