Disease Elimination Initiative - Stories

25 Feb 2021
El Salvador is the third country to have achieved malaria-free status in recent years in the WHO Region of the Americas, following Argentina in 2019 and Paraguay in 2018. Seven countries in the region were certified from 1962 to 1973. Globally, a total of 38 countries and territories have reached this milestone.   Related Links PAHO…
19 Nov 2020
Following the call from the WHO Director General in 2018, in August 2020, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling for elimination of cervical cancer and adopting a strategy to make it happen. The Global Strategy outlines the following threshold: we will have eliminated cervical cancer as a public health problem when all countries…
22 Sep 2020
"This video was shot prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (In Spanish, with English subtitles.)" El Salvador is on its way to being certified malaria-free, having reached 3 years without local transmission. Related Links Health Topic: Malaria Destination Elimination Initiative
1 Jul 2020
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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…
21 Dec 2019
The country is the first in the world to obtain WHO validation for eliminating this disease as a public health problem  Washington DC/Geneva, 11 of November 2019 (PAHO/WHO) – 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…