Statement on the Thirteenth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee Regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Statement on the Thirteenth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee Regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

19 October 2022  – The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the thirteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic, held on Thursday, 13 October 2022, from 12:00 to 16:00 CEST. The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the Committee […]

Cholera’s Resurgence in Haiti a Reminder of How Quickly Diseases Spread, PAHO Director Says

Parallel health emergencies put the region under pressure and highlight importance of resilient health systems.

Cholera’s Resurgence in Haiti a Reminder of How Quickly Diseases Spread, PAHO Director Says

Port au Prince / Haiti – May 28 2015: City Life in Port-au-Prince. (Shutterstock) Washington D.C., 12 October 2022 (PAHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, said the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, a steady increase in monkeypox cases, ongoing COVID-19 infections and low polio vaccination rates […]

CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

15,000 educators across the region, will have the opportunity to benefit from capacity building in key components of the Learning Recovery and Enhancement Program (Let’s REAP) for Caribbean Schools, an intervention designed to address the learning loss that occurred or worsened due to COVID-19. Launched in July 2021, Let’s REAP was developed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB),  […]

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

By Jeffrey M. Sturek and Alexandra Kadl, The Conversation “I just can’t do what I used to anymore.” As pulmonologists and critical care doctors treating patients with lung disease, we have heard many of our patients recovering from COVID-19 tell us this even months after their initial diagnosis. Though they may have survived the most […]

PAHO Calls on Countries to Continue COVID-19 Testing and Increase Vaccination to Avoid a Prolonged Pandemic

PAHO Calls on Countries to Continue COVID-19 Testing and Increase Vaccination to Avoid a Prolonged Pandemic

Washington, DC, 30 de September de 2022 (PAHO) – In an update on COVID-19 presented at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Director of Health Emergencies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ciro Ugarte, stated that “we are transitioning from an acute phase of the pandemic to more sustained control of the virus.” […]

Heads of State Commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to Save 50 Million Lives by 2030

Heads of State Commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to Save 50 Million Lives by 2030

Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries New Gallup survey indicates strong global support for policies outlined in WHO report to combat growing public health burden of noncommunicable diseases Geneva / New York, 21 September 2022 –Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, launched a new report calling […]

As COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Americas, Dwindling Vaccination Rates Leave Countries Susceptible to Polio and Other Preventable Diseases

As COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Americas, Dwindling Vaccination Rates Leave Countries Susceptible to Polio and Other Preventable Diseases

By PAHO Washington D.C. 21 September 2022 (PAHO) – While COVID-19 continues to take around 4,000 lives each week in the Americas, and monkeypox cases rise, the polio virus has now been detected among unvaccinated communities in New York. In light of this, the Pan American Health Organization Director (PAHO) has called on countries to […]

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