Regional Stories

28 Jul 2021
28 July 2021—Adolescent health and wellness have been thrusted into sharp and indispensable focus across the Caribbean region since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. For healthcare professionals such as Ciladelle Glen, the average medical routine has been far from normal during this ever-changing period. Utilizing and directing available…
28 Jul 2021
27th July 2021 Over the last year, thousands of Caribbean healthcare workers have become all too familiar with the personal and professional challenges and sacrifices in facing Covid-19. In the throes of vulnerable circumstances that adversely affect the physical and mental well-being, there has been a concerted effort to provide much needed…
27 Jul 2021
At 50 years old, weaver and muralist Olinda Silvano has survived COVID-19. The artist contracted the virus along with more than 70% of the Shipibo-Konibo community of Cantagallo, who had settled near the historic center of Lima 21 years ago.  
27 Jul 2021
With challenges finding jobs and limited access to health services, migrants tend to pay a high price for braving the COVID-19 crisis far from their home country. The situation of many Venezuelans living in Peru is an example of what’s going on all over the continent.
15 Jul 2021
On July 14, Haiti received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility. The country is the fourth in the region to receive these donated shipments, after Honduras, El Salvador and Bolivia, with a total of 4,008,000 doses delivered so far.
13 Jul 2021
Uruguay, July 2021 (PAHO) Before the coronavirus hit Uruguay, walking around with a face mask, not greeting others with a kiss, and not sharing one's tea (mate) was unthinkable. It was also rare to see a social club in a town in the interior part of the country turn into a vaccination station one morning and a freezer serve as a a desk. In the…
18 Jun 2021
18 June 2021 - Following decades of positive experience in forecasting and procuring vaccines and supplies from the Revolving Fund, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aligned with WHO and its partners to implement the COVAX Facility in the Americas. The COVID-19 pandemic represented an unprecedented challenge, and COVAX was the best way…
26 May 2021
Riberalta, Beni ‒ Bolivia, 20 May 2021 (PAHO)- Brenda, Daniela, and Ingrid Chávez Casilima are three Bolivian sisters who were isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of the lockdowns in their home town. The arrival of vaccines has given the three sisters and their mother the hope of getting together again. Without giving it a second…