Health emergencies

2 Jul 2020
Belize City, Belize, July 2, 2020 (PAHO) - The European Union (EU) has reallocated 500,000 Euros from the existing “Health Sector Support Programme Belize Project” that is being implemented jointly by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health to support the Ministry of Health and the country’s response to COVID-19.…
17 Jun 2020
Kingston, 16 June 2020. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Jamaica country office, with the assistance of USAID, handed over essential items to support the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) in the ongoing COVID-19 response at a ceremony in Kingston today. PAHO, through USAID funding, procured items based on the priority needs…
14 Apr 2020
Dr Etienne also highlighted the urgent need for countries to accelerate and expand testing for a more accurate understanding of the pandemic  Washington, DC, April 14 2020 (PAHO)—The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, said that social distancing measures are giving our societies a chance to prepare…
4 Apr 2020
The Bureau of Public Health has received support from PAHO and the IDB to launch Go.Data – an Outbreak Investigation Data Management System developed by WHO and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). On April 2, 2020 a training was conducted with the Epidemiology team at the BOG in the use of the system and already, data on…
3 Apr 2020
Washington, DC, April 3, 2020 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today called for the collaboration of the private sector with countries of Latin America and the Caribbean “in response to the tsunami of COVID-19 cases that we will be facing.” Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s COVID…
2 Apr 2020
Washington, DC, 2 April 2020 (PAHO) – A donor appeal from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking $94.8 million to fund priority public health measures to help countries in Latin American and the Caribbean face the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). The funds will be used to carry out PAHO's COVID-19 Response…
2 Apr 2020
Washington, D.C., 2 April 2020 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a new searchable database that contains the latest guidance and research on the COVID-19 pandemic from the Americas and affected countries worldwide. The database includes recommendations and guidance from PAHO and the World Health Organization as…
31 Mar 2020
PAHO Director calls for urgent action to ensure hospital space, beds, health professionals and medical equipment to cope with the coming influx of coronavirus disease 2019 Washington, DC, March 31, 2020 (PAHO) – With many countries of the Americas now reporting community transmission of COVID-19, there is still a short window of time for…
31 Mar 2020
Safety of front-line health workers a primary concern The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining…