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Tag: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

  • Thursday, October 13th 2022 - 08:49 UTC

    PAHO sends help to Venezuelan town hit by mudslides

    The Americas are facing four health crises: COVID-19, monkeypox, polio, and cholera, Etienne explained

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Wednesday announced it was sending “medicines and medical supplies” to the Venezuelan town of Las Tejerías, in the State of Aragua state (central-north), where the number of fatalities has been updated to 43 following mudslides from heavy rains.

  • Saturday, October 8th 2022 - 09:52 UTC

    PAHO launches mental health awareness campaign

    “Recovering from mental health conditions is possible,” Oliveira e Souza underlined

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a campaign in support of people with mental health problems who also suffer from society's stigmatization.

  • Thursday, July 14th 2022 - 07:56 UTC

    PAHO says monkeypox in the region moderate but worrisome

    Despite the short supply of vaccines, Etienne recommended countries used them to fight the spread of the malady

    Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa Etienne Wednesday said the monkeypox scenario in the region was worrisome, albeit moderate, and that vaccines were nearly non-available worldwide.

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2022 - 08:38 UTC

    PAHO supports Uruguayan Health Ministry in vax judicial ruling

    “The non-use of safe and effective vaccines in children can generate a profound inequity and deprivation of the human right to health,” Etienne underlined

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has sent a letter of support to Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas after a judge ordered all vaccination of children under 13 years of age against COVID-19 be halted in the country.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2022 - 09:27 UTC

    Different candidates for PAHO chair

    Mercosur has two candidates for PAHO's top job, the Uruguayan Salinas is one of them

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Thursday announced candidates from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, and Uruguay were vying to succeed Dominica's Carissa Etienne of Dominica as agency head.

  • Thursday, January 27th 2022 - 09:18 UTC

    Number of COVID-19 cases goes up in the Americas, PAHO says

    Omicron has become the predominant strain, Etienne explained

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Wednesday that a 32% increase in COVID-19 cases had been reported in the Americas during the past week, which represented around 8 million new infections.

  • Wednesday, October 27th 2021 - 20:17 UTC

    PAHO says more COVID-19 vaccines needed

    Chile, Uruguay and Canada have fully injected three-quarters of their population.

    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa Wednesday urged G20 leaders meeting this coming weekend at Rome's Summit to donate more COVID-19 vaccines because the region's improvements in the fight against the disease were shadowed by steps backward in the most impoverished territories and Caribbean Islands.

  • Friday, October 8th 2021 - 09:30 UTC

    PAHO: Latin America still not safe from SARS-Cov-2

    LatAm still far from herd immunity, PAHO's Aldighieri warned

    As restrictive sanitary measures are being gradually lifted worldwide, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) warned Thursday in Mexico City that things do not look so bright in Latin America regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Monday, August 16th 2021 - 05:56 UTC

    PAHO Emergency medical teams expected at earthquake bashed Haiti

    ”Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti on this truly sad day,” said PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa F Etienne (Pic EFE)

    A team of experts from the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) office in Port au Prince has been deployed to evaluate damage and coordinate an appropriate health response following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti on the morning of Saturday August 14.

  • Thursday, August 12th 2021 - 09:35 UTC

    PAHO set out to reverse low vaccination rates against COVID-19

    “There is no recovery path for any country as long as its neighbors remain vulnerable and the variants circulate and multiply,” Etienne insisted.

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Wednesday reported that less than 20% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully immunized against COVID-19 and announced actions will be taken to reverse that situation.

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