News Releases

6 Dec 2023
Geneva, 5 December 2023- The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing today new data that show a low global rate of taxes being applied to unhealthy products such as alcohol and sugary sweetened beverages (SSBs). The findings highlight that the majority of countries are not usingtaxes to incentivize healthier behaviours. To help…
5 Dec 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2023 (PAHO) – The Assistant Director of the (PAHO), Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, has urged countries of the Americas to ensure the health impacts of climate change are taken on board as they continue to rebuild and strengthen health systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19…
4 Dec 2023
Montevideo, Uruguay, December 4, 2023– The (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Bank (WB) today launched the Alliance for Primary Health Care in the Americas, a collaboration to boost investment, innovation and implementation of policies and initiatives aimed at transforming health…
1 Dec 2023
December 1, 2023 It is with great sorrow that the (PAHO) informs of the passing of Director Emeritus Dr. Carissa F. Etienne. Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, a native of Dominica, served as Director of PAHO and World Health Organization (WHO) RegionalDirector for the Americas from February 2013 to January 2023. “…
30 Nov 2023
Washington, DC./Panama City, 30 November 2023 (PAHO) –On World AIDS Day (December 1), the (PAHO) and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) highlight the key role of communities and civil society in the provision of HIV information and services, such as testing, prevention and treatment, in…
23 Nov 2023
Geneva, 23 November, 2023 (WHO)—Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), WHO has published its“2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies”highlighting the actions needed to ensure that people’s health is fully prioritised and integrated into national plans to fight climate change.…
17 Nov 2023
Washington, DC, November 17, 2023 (PAHO)- Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, there is a need to prioritize and improve child and adolescent health and development in countries in the region, the Director of the (PAHO), Dr. Jarbas Barbosa said in an event today, emphasizing the importance…
14 Nov 2023
Mexico City, Nov. 14, 2023 (PAHO)- On World Diabetes Day, the (PAHO) called for strengthening primary health care services for people with diabetes to prevent complications that can cause disability and premature death from the disease. "The time has come to strengthen primary health care services to provide…
13 Nov 2023
Dr. Barbosa also participated in the launch of the Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Medical Terminology in Madrid, following a two-day visit to the European Union to discuss priority health topics for the Americas. Madrid, 13 November 2023 (PAHO) – The (PAHO) Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, today signed a memorandum of…