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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 01:47 UTC

Tag: Americas

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 14:18 UTC

    Measles spreads again in the Americas

    The region had finally been declared free of the disease by an International Committee of Experts in 2016 after 22 years of mass vaccination.

    After being the first continent in the world declared free of measles in 2016, nine countries in the region have registered cases last year. With almost 900 cases, Venezuela was the most affected. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the countries of the region should intensify their efforts to immunize the population and stop the spread of the disease.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    WHO confirms Dr. Carissa Etienne second term as regional director for Americas

    Dr. Etienne will begin her second five-year term as PAHO Director and WHO Regional Director on 1 February 2018.

    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Americas.