July 7, 2022

PAHO’s Director calls for greater cooperation to increase regional self-sufficiency for medical products  

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Drawing from the lessons from COVID-19, Director says solidarity will be key “as we work together to re-engineer progress and return to an upward trajectory.” Washington, DC, 20 June, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, called on countries to work together to raise manufacturing capacity and decrease the regional dependence […]

PAHO calls for solidarity after 20% drop in blood donations in Latin America and the Caribbean during first year of the pandemic

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In 2020, 8.2 million units of blood were collected, benefiting more than one million people in need of a transfusion. Washington, DC/ CDMX, June 14, 2022 (PAHO) – In the framework of World Blood Donor Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for people to donate blood following a 20% drop in blood donations in […]

Fiocruz, Brazil’s Ministry of Health and PAHO train laboratory technicians from seven Latin American countries in the detection of monkeypox

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Rio de Janeiro, June 9, 2022 (PAHO) – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are conducting training today and tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox, in which experts from seven Latin American countries are participating. The training seeks […]

PAHO launches new information platform on health and migration in the Americas

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Number of migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean has more than doubled since 2005 to 15 million in 2022, highlighting the need to strengthen data-driven policies to protect their right to health Washington, DC, 16 May, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today launched the Information Platform on Health and Migration in the […]

PAHO establishes high-level commission on mental health and COVID-19  

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Washington, DC, 6 May, 2022 (PAHO) – Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), today launched the High-level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19. The commission will prepare guidelines and recommendations to reduce the impact on mental health caused by the pandemic, and the related suffering in the population of the Region.  […]

World Chagas Disease Day: Less than 10% of those infected receive timely diagnosis and treatment

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From PAHO PAHO calls for detection of all cases and equitable access to care for this disease, which causes about 30,000 new infections each year Chagas: The Silent Disease Washington, DC, April 14, 2022 (PAHO)- Due to its silent nature, less than 10% of those infected with Chagas disease each year receive timely diagnosis and, therefore, […]

On World Tuberculosis Day, PAHO calls for increased investments in TB services

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TB deaths in the Americas increased by an estimated 3,000 in 2020 compared to 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 18,300 children live with the disease in the region, with limited access to diagnosis and treatment Washington, D.C., March 23, 2022 (WHO)- On World Tuberculosis Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for urgent investment […]

PAHO launches 120th Anniversary campaign 

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Washington, DC, 18 February, 2022 (PAHO) – Today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) kicks off its anniversary campaign to celebrate 120 years of active work promoting health and wellbeing throughout the Americas, with a calendar of events set to catalyze dialogue around the region’s pressing health challenges.  Founded in 1902 under the guiding principle that health […]

PAHO delivers 100 million COVAX vaccine doses to Latin America and the Caribbean

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Milestone reached today with delivery of 1.5 million total doses, donated by Spain to Ecuador Washington, DC, 15 February, 2021 (PAHO) – The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to Latin America and the Caribbean reached 100 million today, thanks to the efforts of the organization’s Revolving Fund, the procurement […]

PAHO launches campaign on the importance of newborn care during the first 28 days of life

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, 255 babies age less than one-month die each day Montevideo/Washington, DC, 1 February, 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through its Latin American Centre for Perinatology (CLAP), today launched a campaign to raise awareness and promote quality care for newborns during the first 28 days of life – […]