July 28, 2021

Disruption in health services during COVID-19 pandemic threatens elimination of hepatitis in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Elimination of hepatitis B and C by 2030 is still an achievable goal, PAHO Director said, calling on countries to sustain hepatitis testing, prevention, vaccination, and treatment services while integrating them into primary health care. Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 (PAHO) – A recent survey conducted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) indicates that the […]

To LGBTI allies and friends of the IBA: Invitation

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From Leonardo Raznovich You are cordially invited to:  Release of publication “The Human Right to Respect for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Caribbean and Latin America, Current Situation and Prospects“ & Panel Discussion Criminalisation, Violence and Hate Crimes Pending tasks after the formal recognition of LGBTI people’s rights in Latin America and the […]

PAHO Director calls for fair and broad access to COVID-19 vaccines for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Notes that Region is still reporting over half of the deaths registered globally, but only 3% of the population in some countries in South and Central America have been fully vaccinated so far.  Washington, D.C., July 7, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today called for increased supplies of COVID-19 […]

William Maloney Appointed as New World Bank Chief Economist for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

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WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021— William Maloney has been named the new World Bank Chief Economist for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The Chief Economist is responsible for providing guidance on strategic priorities and technical quality of economic analysis in the region, as well as for developing major regional economic studies, among other roles.  […]

PAHO praises the upcoming arrival of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through COVAX

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Honduras will be the first to receive a shipment of 1.5 million doses followed by other countries in the coming days.  Washington DC., June 25, 2021 (PAHO) — Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne praised the Government of the United States on the imminent delivery of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: from the lost decade to a decade of hope

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Op-ed by Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Sunday, June 27, 2021 — Latin America and the Caribbean is home to just 8 percent of the global population, but about 30 percent of all reported deaths due to Covid-19 are concentrated in the region. This is also the […]

Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean: a new partnership for the future

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Op-Ed – By Aicia Barcena -Jutta Urpilainen – EU-LAC and Development in Transition Recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis is a global challenge. No country, no region, no continent can face it alone. It is therefore right for the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen our strategic partnership towards a […]

Economic crisis pushes many workers into the informal Labor Market in Latin America and the Caribbean

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WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 – Economic crises like the one that Latin America and the Caribbean is suffering now, have long-lasting effects on the structure of employment and may permanently drive many from the formal economy, according to a new World Bank report.   The Covid-19 pandemic is having the biggest impact on low-skilled workers and exacerbating […]

Canada and PAHO join forces to advance COVID-19 vaccination of people in a situation of vulnerability across the Caribbean and Latin America

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One of the components of this new partnership seeks to boost country efforts aimed at protecting at-risk individuals from COVID-19 with the common vision of Pan-American solidarity   Washington DC., May 27, 2021 (PAHO) — A new collaboration between the Government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is being launched to improve the […]

PAHO Director calls for closing “glaring” vaccine gap by expanding vaccine production in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Only 3% of the regional population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Less than 4% of medical products used during the pandemic have come from the region. Production of vaccines and medical supplies in the region must expand to reduce overdependence on imports and increase access to vaccines, Director says. Washington, D.C. May 19, 2021 (PAHO) […]