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Carissa F Etienne said: “PAHO is also coordinating with GAVI and other partners to guarantee that the most vulnerable countries in our region receive the vaccine against COVID 19 subsidized and at an affordable price,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: ”The number of people dying of COVID-19 is also climbing, particularly in Brazil, Mexico and the United States, reporting 77% of all the deaths over the last week and currently experiencing some of the deadliest outbreaks in the world,” “This virus has redefined how we perceive time. In a few short months, it has transformed our way of life, our region and our economies. We must look ahead to plan how we will select, manufacture, pay for and distribute a vaccine. We need to improve our regulatory capacities on immunization, build vaccine post marketing surveillance, boost vaccination programs, and improve or adapt our cold chain facilities,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The past six months have shaken our world. The next six months will not be easier, and we cannot let our guard down. To endure, we must rely on our growing knowledge of this virus, our ability to apply these learnings in solidarity and our unwavering resolve,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “requires strong coordination across countries, a deep understanding of epidemiological trends, clear guidance and a reliable supply of health products. These are all things that PAHO is actively doing to strengthen the response of our Member States,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne told: “Two months ago, the U.S. accounted for 75% of the COVID-19 cases in our region. This past week, the U.S. reported just under half of cases in the region, while Latin America and the Caribbean registered more than 50% of cases, and Brazil alone reported around a quarter of those,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “As we are seeing, countries, states and cities that do not embrace preventive measures or relax restrictions too soon can be flooded with new cases,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “We often hear about the number of cases in large countries like Brazil, Mexico or the United States without the appreciation of their considerable societal and geographic diversity. In fact, multiple epidemiological curves coexist both within our region and within each country, and public health responses must be tailored to these specific situations,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “We need tests, but we also need test results to be reported quickly to paint an accurate picture,” “Anyone with symptoms should have the guidance and support needed to reduce the chance of transmitting to others,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “can help reduce the risk of transmission among vulnerable communities,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “We are pleased to partner with the International Olympic Committee to spread important health messages that will save lives. Olympians will help us advocate for healthier populations to ensure that people are as resilient as our health systems must be to fight COVID-19,” External link

paho Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:38:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne added: “We must be realistic about the future: all of us must adjust to a new way of life and redefine our sense of normal,” External link

paho Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:21:00 AM CEST

Hugh Evans added (about Global Citizen): “Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin. If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to develop and equitably deliver testing, treatments and vaccines. Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert will bring the centuries-old concept of music as a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honor the problem solvers – including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers and human rights advocates – who are racing to not only create the cure for COVID-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it,” External link

paho Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM CEST

Audrey Azoulay said: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, and the related school closures, we have seen a rise in violence and hate online – and this includes bullying. Now, as schools begin to re-open, children are expressing their fears about going back to school,” External link

paho Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Najat Maala said: “Whilst this report was being finalized, confinement measures and the disrupted provision of already limited child protection services exacerbated the vulnerability of children to various forms of violence,” External link

paho Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Anselm Hennis said: “This situation is very troubling because it puts people living with NCDs at greater risk of becoming critically ill or dying if they have COVID-19,” External link

paho Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:15:00 PM CEST

Anselm Hennis said: “These disruptions will probably have an impact on health outcomes for these vulnerable populations,” External link

paho Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:15:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “On World Blood Donor Day, I want to offer my deepest thanks to blood donors throughout the Region of the Americas for giving the gift of life,” External link

paho Friday, June 12, 2020 5:03:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: "It is clearly a very important step and PAHO is privileged to confirm its renewed commitment to continue serving the population of Venezuela. It is also a responsibility for us to deliver technical cooperation in accordance with humanitarian principles and provide technical excellence," External link

paho Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:31:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “We are concerned by data showing the virus surging in new places that had previously seen a limited number of cases,” External link

paho Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:00:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne told: “This is a problem for patients because respiratory illnesses leave them at greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection. It’s also a challenge for strained health systems that will have to cope with the dual burden of a coronavirus pandemic and a spike in other respiratory illnesses. It does not help that the similar symptoms will make diagnosing COVID-19 even harder,” External link

paho Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:00:00 PM CEST

Jarbas Barbosa said: “We urge everyone to become educated, raise awareness and help create a tobacco-free generation,” “We each have a critical role to play” External link

paho Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “now is not the time to relax restrictions or scale back preventive strategies. Now is the time to stay strong, remain vigilant and aggressively implement proven public health measures,” “We have never seen such a deadly relationship between an infectious disease and Non-Communicable Diseases. Some of the data are truly alarming. Especially for our region, where NCDs are pervasive,” External link

paho Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:32:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “or we will be faced with a parallel epidemic of preventable deaths of persons with NCDs,” External link

paho Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:32:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “COVID-19 has robbed us of people we love. It’s robbed us of lives and livelihoods; it’s shaken the foundations of our world; it threatens to tear at the fabric of international cooperation. But it’s also reminded us that for all our differences, we are one human race, and we are stronger together” External link

paho Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:37:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “We are grateful to the Government of Japan for helping our countries combat the serious COVID-19 pandemic challenges they are facing. This will enable them to strengthen their readiness and response operations to save lives and protect the most vulnerable individuals, including healthcare workers, and to reduce the transmission of the virus among individuals, in an effort to slow the spread of the disease,” External link

paho Friday, May 15, 2020 11:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The pandemic has forced us to address three emergencies at the same time: health, social and economic emergencies. To be successful, we need a joint approach,” External link

paho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:41:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “While we remain in this dangerous stage of the pandemic, financial resources are needed to help people cope with the economic impacts of staying at home or being out of work. This is vital to keeping the virus in check and reducing the duration of this crisis in each country,” “Heads of State and Ministers of Health and Finance all face the same dilemma: how to keep their people safe while also protecting the livelihoods of families and communities. It’s a difficult balance to strike but not an impossible one” External link

paho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:41:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Only when countries have controlled transmission will they be in a position to implement a well-planned, cautious transition period,” External link

paho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:41:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “A much broader coalition to address a potential health crisis in this country is needed,” External link

paho Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:01:00 AM CEST

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