PAHO and Unitaid strengthen partnership to eliminate communicable diseases from the Americas

PAHO and Unitaid strengthen partnership to eliminate communicable diseases from the Americas

Photo courtesy: PAHO By PAHO Geneva, May 27, 2024 — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and global health initiative Unitaid signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to intensify collaboration to end 30 preventable communicable diseases in the region by 2030, such as cervical cancer, HIV and Chagas disease. The agreement, signed on the margins […]

PAHO Urges Countries to Strengthen Dengue Prevention in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

PAHO Urges Countries to Strengthen Dengue Prevention in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

By PAHO Washington, DC, 24 May 2024 (PAHO)- As a result of the increase in cases of dengue fever in the southern hemisphere and the beginning of the season of increased transmission in the northern hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges countries of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to strengthen preventive measures […]

MD Anderson and Pan American Health Organization Join Forces to Support Cancer Prevention and Control in the Americas

MD Anderson and Pan American Health Organization Join Forces to Support Cancer Prevention and Control in the Americas

By PAHO Washington, D.C. / Houston, May 1, 2024― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today announced the signing of an agreement to strengthen cancer prevention and control initiatives across the Americas. The event took place in Washington, D.C., with leaders from both organizations. As part of the new agreement, […]

IDB and PAHO Join Forces to Drive Digital Health and Pandemic Preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB and PAHO Join Forces to Drive Digital Health and Pandemic Preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean

By PAHO Washington, D.C., 25 April 2024 (PAHO) – The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, and the director of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, signed an agreement to accelerate the digital transformation of health services, strengthen primary healthcare, and enhance pandemic preparedness across Latin America and the Caribbean region. […]

PAHO Calls for Collective Action in Response to Record Increase in Dengue Cases in the Americas

PAHO Calls for Collective Action in Response to Record Increase in Dengue Cases in the Americas

Washington, DC, March 28, 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today warned about the surge in dengue cases in the Americas. As of March 26, 2024, over 3.5 million cases and more than 1,000 deaths have been reported in the region. “This is cause for concern, as it represents three times more cases than those reported for […]

PAHO Urges Adoption of Innovative Technologies and Treatments to Eliminate Tuberculosis

PAHO Urges Adoption of Innovative Technologies and Treatments to Eliminate Tuberculosis

By PAHO Washington, D.C., March 22, 2024 (PAHO)- On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day (24 March), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling countries to intensify the fight against this preventable and curable disease. Tuberculosis, or TB, is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, surpassed only by COVID-19. In […]

International Women’s Day: PAHO Director Calls for Investment in Women’s Leadership to Transform the Health Sector

International Women’s Day: PAHO Director Calls for Investment in Women’s Leadership to Transform the Health Sector

Editorial credit: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com By PAHO Washington, DC, March 8, 2024 (PAHO)- Even though women make up 70% of health and care sector workers worldwide, barely 25% occupy leadership positions. At an event to mark International Women’s Day, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, called for greater […]

World Obesity Day: PAHO Launches Creative Play Initiative in Barbados Schools

World Obesity Day: PAHO Launches Creative Play Initiative in Barbados Schools

By PAHO | March 4, 2024 Bridgetown, Barbados 4 March 2024 (PAHO) – Creative Play, a new initiative from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados, aims to address the growing issue of overweight and obesity in children through the development of innovative approaches to encourage physical activity […]

PAHO Partners with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Improve Access to Medicines for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

PAHO Partners with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Improve Access to Medicines for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

By PAHO | February 15, 2024 Washington D.C. 15 February 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a new partnership agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help strengthen equitable access to cancer medications for children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four-year agreement will focus on the provision of […]

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