July 24, 2021

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 […]

PAHO urges countries to prepare for “dual threat” of hurricane season and COVID-19

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PAHO held on June 10 preparedness meeting with key agencies and disaster officials throughout the Americas. Washington, D.C.,  (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne on June 10 called on national and local authorities in countries at risk for hurricanes to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. She warned that COVID-19 and […]

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 warns against getting COVID-19 vaccines outside of official channels

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Vaccines not procured through government purchases from certified providers and offered by authorized national immunization circuits are presumed to be counterfeit and dangerous to health. Washington, DC, April 22, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 only through national immunization programs and officially authorized mechanisms and warns […]

PAHO calls for closing vaccination gap generated by COVID-19 pandemic disruption

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In 2020, vaccination rates against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis dropped by 18.2% while immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella declined by 13.9%, compared to 2019. Washington, D.C., April 23, 2021 (PAHO) – On the eve of Vaccination Week in the Americas, PAHO urged countries to close the immunization gap that resulted in hundreds of thousands […]

Alcohol consumption is the sole cause of 85,000 deaths annually in the Americas, PAHO/WHO study finds

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Drinking contributes to more than 300,000 deaths every year. PAHO urges countries in the Americas to limit hours of alcohol sales, ban alcohol advertising, and increase taxes on alcohol.   Washington, D.C., April 12, 2021 (PAHO) Alcohol consumption was responsible for an average 85,000 deaths annually during the period 2013 to 2015 in the Americas, […]

PAHO mobilizes to help Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruptions of Volcano La Soufriere

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Bridgetown, Barbados, April 9, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has mobilized to help the government of Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruption activity of Volcano La Soufriere and to a possible explosive eruption. After several days of increased seismic activity, Saint Vincent and Grenadines has issued a red alert […]

Canada scales up its support to PAHO in its COVID-19 response in the Caribbean

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Government of Canada contributes an additional CAN$1.2 million to PAHO aimed at providing essential equipment and supplies in the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.   Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021 (PAHO) — The Government of Canada announced it would contribute CAN$1,200,000 (approximately USD$950,000) to support the efforts of the Pan American Health […]

Sint Maarten disaster preparedness project launched, PAHO reports

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The EU-funded project will include two multipurpose community centers that will act as emergency shelters and disaster preparedness assistance for government and communities. Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 26, 2021 (PAHO) – Sint Maarten took a step closer to preparedness for disasters and health emergencies today with the launch of a project that will include […]

PAHO update: 32 countries and territories in the Americas have detected infection by one of three ‘variants of concern’

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Washington, D.C. March 26, 2021 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three “variants of concern” of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, according to a new Epidemiological Update..These variants may increase transmissibility of the virus, increase its […]