Disease Elimination Initiative - Stories

23 Jan 2020
Washington D.C. / Port au Prince.  23 January 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – The cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in October 2010, affecting over 820,000 people and killing 9,792, has been stopped in its tracks, with the country reaching 1-year free of confirmed cases this week.  The achievement follows concerted efforts from Haiti, the Pan…
20 Jan 2020
the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners will celebrate the 18th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas with the slogan “Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax.” This year’s campaign wants to bring to mind the love people have for their children, themselves, and their communities; the trust in vaccines´ ability to save lives; and the…
21 Dec 2019
The country is the first in the world to obtain WHO validation for eliminating this disease as a public health problem  11 of November 2019 – Washington DC/Geneva– Mexico has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies as a public health problem. “…
21 Nov 2019
The country is the first in the world to obtain WHO validation for eliminating this disease as a public health problem  11 of November 2019 – Washington DC/Geneva– Mexico has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies as a public health problem. “…
9 Sep 2019
Caracas, 9 September 2019 (PAHO) – The Caño Fibra community is located along the banks of the Orinoco River in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. This remote area in the municipality of Atabapo, yet to see electricity, gas, or piped water services, is home to 15 families of the Piaroa, Jivi, and Puinave native ethnic groups. Enoc Navarro, his…