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PAHO update: 32 countries and territories in the Americas have detected infection by one of three ‘variants of concern’

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2021 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three…

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Diagnosis of new TB cases in the Americas reduced by 15-20% during 2020 due to the pandemic

As services reopen and activities resume after COVID-19 confinement, PAHO calls for early detection and successful treatment of all cases to save lives and progress toward TB elimination. Washington, DC,…

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Jamaica becomes first country in the Caribbean to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility

Fifteen Caribbean countries will receive just over 2.1 million doses of COVAX vaccines by May, according to allocation figures provided for the first round Kingston, Jamaica, March 15, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Jamaica…

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Three more countries in the Americas receive COVID-19 vaccines made available through COVAX, PAHO reports

PAHO is moving quickly to ensure delivery to more countries in coming weeks. Washington, D.C. March 12, 2021 (PAHO) – In the last few days, three more countries in the Americas…

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout expanded in the Americas, PAHO Director reports

“Nearly 2.3 million COVAX doses will arrive in at least seven countries in our region in the next days and weeks.”  Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021 (PAHO) – PAHO Director Carissa…

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Octagonal warning labels perform best in helping consumers choose healthier food, major study in Jamaica shows

“The study is vital, because unhealthy food and drink products are associated with some of our deadliest diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity,” PAHO expert says….

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PAHO Director calls for more women in leadership of the fight against COVID-19

“We need women not only on the frontlines but also in leadership.” Washington, D.C., March 8, 2021 (PAHO) Marking International Women’s Day, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Carissa…

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PAHO director says rising cases of COVID-19 in Amazon basin “demands swift response”

Equitable access to vaccines in the Americas “must be a global priority.”  Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne called attention to rising…

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PAHO urges early detection of congenital defects

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 15 countries have surveillance systems for these anomalies, which cause almost 20,000 deaths of infants up to 28 days old. Montevideo/Washington, March 2, 2021…

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Colombia receives the first vaccines arriving in the Americas through COVAX

Washington, DC, March 1, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Colombia today became the first country in the Americas to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, marking an historic step toward the goal of…

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