December 7, 2023

PAHO, IDB and World Bank launch alliance to strengthen primary health care in the Americas

Montevideo, Uruguay, 4 December 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB) today launched the Alliance for Primary Health Care in the Americas, a collaboration to boost investment, innovation and implementation of policies and initiatives aimed at transforming health systems in the region with a focus on […]

PAHO and UNAIDS highlight key role of communities in advancing towards the elimination of AIDS as a public health problem

Washington, DC./Panama City, 30 November 2023 (PAHO) – On World AIDS Day (December 1), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) highlight the key role of communities and civil society in the provision of HIV information and services, such as testing, prevention and treatment, in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We […]

PAHO announces Malaria Champions of the Americas 2023

Washington, DC, 3 November, 2023 (PAHO) – The Dominican Republic, Belize and Suriname, as well as the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and the Brazilian city of Manaus, were today awarded the 2023 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Malaria Champions of the Americas prize for their sustained actions towards malaria elimination in the Region. The awards were presented at an […]

IARC and PAHO launch the 1st edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer

Washington, DC, 17 October, 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today launched the first edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer. The new Code, which forms part of the World Code Against Cancer, aims to help reduce the burden of cancer in […]

PAHO and Canada join efforts to eliminate trachoma in Latin America

Washington, DC, 22 September, 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Canada have launched an initiative to eliminate trachoma, an infectious eye disease and leading cause of blindness among women in poor, remote areas of Latin America.  Through a C$ 15 million (US$ 11.2 million) contribution provided by Global Affairs Canada […]

PAHO convenes ministers of health of the Americas to discuss health priorities for the Region

Representatives will seek to reach agreements to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in children, adolescents, and young people, and to reduce the suicide rate, which increased by 17% between 2000 and 2019, among other issues.  Washington, DC, September 22, 2023 (PAHO)- Ministers of Health and other high-level authorities from the countries and territories of the Americas […]

PAHO and national regulatory authorities of regional reference seek to strengthen regulation of medical products in the Americas

Washington, DC, 11 July, 2021 (PAHO) – The development of a joint action plan to address gaps in strengthening regulatory systems for technologies, medicines and vaccines in the Americas is one of the primary objectives of the 11th Meeting of the National Regulatory Authorities of Regional Reference (NRAr), taking place this week in Washington, DC. The NRAr […]

PAHO convenes health and foreign affairs authorities for second meeting on future pandemic agreement

Washington, DC, 10 July 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is bringing together authorities from its 35 Member States in the U.S. capital this week to discuss the key components and implications for the Region of the future pandemic instrument, as well as the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR-2005). The aim […]

Mental health must be top of the political agenda post-COVID-19, PAHO report says

Report highlights that while mental health conditions have historically represented a significant source of disability and mortality in the Region, this has been further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic To view video click HERE Washington, DC, 9 June, 2022 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Jarbas Barbosa, today urged leaders and […]

PAHO and Grindr join efforts to provide key information on mpox to LGBTQI+ communities in the Americas   

Washington, DC, 4 May 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced a groundbreaking initiative with Grindr LLC (Grindr) through its social networking app, to ensure key information on monkeypox (mpox) reaches lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and more (LGBTQI+) communities in the Region of the Americas. PAHO and Grindr will work […]