Regional Stories

20 May 2022
May 2022 When Cuban physician Carlos Finlay suggested in 1881 that the mosquito was the vector through which yellow fever was transmitted, he did not imagine that this ancient disease had its natural reservoir in monkeys. The importance of controlling and preventing the spread of yellow fever from one country to another was the driving force…
18 Apr 2022
In the Department of Cordillera, 60 kilometers from Paraguay's capital, the gap in access to information, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer is closing. Health personnel are moving beyond hospitals to raise awareness on this disease, which kills one woman every day in Paraguay.
25 Mar 2022
Having enough medical oxygen on hand was one of the biggest challenges, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. To tackle this problem, PAHO supported the installation of two production plants in Concepción and Canindeyú that distribute oxygen to local health service networks, improving the quality of care for more than 300,000 people