Mexico City, May 16, 2024 (PAHO) - The Regional Meeting 2024 of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Network (SARInet) and the Network for the Evaluation of Vaccine Effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean - Influenza (REVELAC-i) concludes after three days of intense working sessions. This event highlights advances in surveillance and…
Washington, DC, June 19, 2024 (PAHO) - Health authorities participating at  the LX Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA, in Spanish) met with members of the Alliance for Primary Health Care in Tela, Honduras. The objective of the meeting was to foster national-level…
The Conference will be held March 24-28, 2025 in Cartagena, Colombia.Washington, D.C., June 3, 2024 - The combined effects of ambient and household air pollution cause approximately 7 million deaths each year. 99% of the world's population breathes air that exceeds the WHO Guidelines, according to this Organization's data. It is low- and middle-…
A new guideline published today by the World Health Organization provides recommendations on measures for creating food environments that enable healthy dietary decisions. This includes fiscal policies that discourage consuming foods that contribute to unhealthy diets and encourage consuming healthier foods through subsidies and other support…
Salvador de Bahia, June 6, 2024 - The (PAHO) participated in the III Meeting of the G20 Health Working Group, where it reaffirmed its support for the initiative to create a Global Alliance for Local and Regional Production, Innovation and Access, led by this group.During PAHO's intervention, the director of the…
14 June 2024 — The (PAHO) and the National Data Focal Points (NDFP) from 22 countries in the Region of the Americas gathered to discuss the methodology and data collection tools available to include in the Second Global Status Report on Violence against Children and Adolescents. National-level data will be…
Earlier this month, 63 Member States and global partners came together in Dakar, Senegal, at the World Health Organization Road to Oxygen Access meeting to discuss and agree on the critical components for developing and implementing national plans for oxygen scale-up. The co-developed template will serve as a valuable resource for building…
PAHO and partners advance trachoma elimination with projects integrating indigenous communities and gender equity actions.Washington, DC, May 28, 2024 – The (PAHO), with the support from the Government of Canada, convened the Sixth Regional Trachoma Meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, from May 6-10, 2024.The meeting…
Washington DC, May 29, 2024 (PAHO) – To share experiences and identify challenges in the financing of primary health care, and to analyze the prioritization of PHC in public spending in countries of the Americas, a virtual seminar was held, bringing together 688 participants from 51 countries and territories. This event was part of a Webinar…