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Monthly Newsletter | No. 12 | October 2022

30th Pan American Sanitary Conference ends with agreements to improve pandemic preparedness and recover progress towards SDGs

The conference approved thirteen resolutions, including a commitment to recover equitable progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and a strategy to keep the Americas free of polio.

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PAHO supports health authorities in Haiti in the response to the reemergence of cholera

After more than three years without reported cases, Haiti first confirmed on 2 October two cases of Vibrio cholerae O1. As of 5 October, authorities had confirmed 11 cases, including two deaths, and a total of 111 cases under investigation.

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Health authorities commit to step up efforts to keep the Americas free of polio

Following declining levels of polio vaccination and surveillance across the region, health authorities in the Americas passed a resolution to prioritize polio mitigation plans, including actions to increase vaccination.

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Farther, faster: new cold chain equipment accelerates COVID-19 vaccination in the Dominican Republic

The donations, funded by Canada and the U.S., are helping to expedite the delivery of vaccines to rural populations and temporary migrants in border communities.

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Reaching 100,000 hearts on two islands

Trinidad and Tobago has become the first country to scale up the HEARTS initiative to all public primary health care centers across the country.

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Let’s strengthen immunization programs throughout the Region

In the Americas, vaccination rates against polio, measles, and other vaccine-preventable diseases have declined over the past ten years. Collaboration between PAHO and Member States aims to ensure that we maintain the hard-won gains achieved in the past, and that we achieve more without leaving anyone behind.

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COVID-19 Response in the Americas

PAHO calls on countries to continue COVID-19 testing and increase vaccination to avoid a prolonged pandemic

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Let´s talk about Mental Health: Make Mental Health & Well-being for all a global priority

When: 7 October, 14:00 h ET.

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Second Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health

When: 20-22 October.

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Webinar on SIP Plus, a renewed digital information system on perinatal health

When: 21 October, 10:00 h ET.

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