PAHO's Response in the Region

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities all over the world. From its Washington, D.C., headquarters, 27 country offices, and three specialized centers in the region, PAHO/WHO is leading the efforts in the region to support the countries in preventing, detecting, and responding to the pandemic. In addition to monitoring the response, PAHO/WHO is also covering the procurement of supplies.

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Some of the ways PAHO/WHO is responding in the Region of the Americas:

3 May 2021
On 30th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern. As of 29th April 2021, there were 149,440,201 cases and 3,150,196 deaths reported globally. The Region of the Americas accounted for 61,853,321 confirmed cases and 1,505,909 deaths. On 15th March…
30 Apr 2021
Belize City, Belize, April 30, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – As part of its support to the implementation of the Belize National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment plan, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany are today donating to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW). The Ministry of…
25 Apr 2021
Georgetown, Guyana, April 24, 2021 (PAHO) – As part of the Smart Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health. This Smart facility is one of the 5 health care facilities in Guyana being retrofitted to become safer, greener, and more resilient to natural…
19 Apr 2021
On 30th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern. As of 8th April 2021, there were 132,977,390 cases and 2,887,274 deaths reported globally. The Region of the Americas accounted for 57,510,180 confirmed cases and 1,391,380 deaths. On 15th March 2020…
18 Apr 2021
Buenos Aires, 18 April 2021 (PAHO/WHO-UNICEF) – Argentina today received its second shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Oxford-AstraZeneca laboratory, acquired through the COVAX Facility. The Chief of country’s Cabinet of Ministers, Santiago Cafiero, along with Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti, UNICEF representative in Argentina Luisa Brumana…
9 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 9 April 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Grenada today received 24,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The…
7 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 April 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - St. Vincent and the Grenadines today received 24,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health…
7 Apr 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 April 2021 (PAHO / WHO) - St. Kitts and Nevis today received 21,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization…
7 Apr 2021
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948 and to raise awareness of health-related issues. In 2021 the theme of this celebration is “Building a fairer, healthier world”. The Covid-19 pandemic further highlighted health inequalities between countries in the world and…