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Carissa F Etienne said: “Surveillance has always been the eyes and ears to guide our COVID response,” External link

paho Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “This extraordinary accomplishment was made possible by mass vaccination efforts and robust epidemiologic surveillance,” External link

paho Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne stated: “The prolongation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world’s most inequitable region has demonstrated the centrality that health has for welfare, the economy and development. It is time to transform Latin America and the Caribbean’s health systems based on a primary health care approach, to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery, recoup and maintain achievements in public health and resume the path towards universal health, ensuring access to health and to vaccination for all those who need it,” External link

paho Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:57:00 PM CEST

Alicia Barcena said: “We have moved from an emergency in 2020 to a protracted health crisis in 2021. Last year we argued that without health there could be no economy and today we say again that without health there can be no sustainable economic recovery. The priority is still the need to control the health crisis, taking a comprehensive approach and speeding up the process of vaccinating the population. The importance of strengthening the region’s capacity to produce vaccines and medicines and overcoming the external dependence faced during this pandemic has become clear,” External link

paho Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:57:00 PM CEST

Renato Oliveira said: “Health workers have sacrificed so much in order to care for people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has even affected their mental health in many cases,” External link

paho Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:28:00 AM CEST

Renato Oliveira said: “This situation has been extremely challenging,” “The increased mental health needs are exacerbated by interruptions in the provision of mental health services” External link

paho Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:28:00 AM CEST

Jarbas Barbosa said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, progress towards meeting the targets of SDG-3, although positive in certain areas, was unequal,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:17:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “At a time of stark divisions across and within our countries, we cannot lose sight that better coordination will end this crisis more quickly, for all of us,” External link

paho Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:13:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “burnout among health care workers remains a concern as hospitals are overburdened with COVID patients,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:12:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The challenges that all our countries have faced in responding to COVID-19 are a consequence of persistent inequity and social injustice, long-term structural deficiencies in the health sector, years of inadequate attention and public investment in health, and lack of preparedness and leadership,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:41:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “An average thirty percent of the population in the region are fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:41:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “I am very confident that together, unified in the spirit of Pan American solidarity, we will vanquish this SARS-CoV-2 and be much better prepared in real terms for the next, having taken on board and to heart the lessons learned in this chapter of public health,” External link

paho Friday, September 24, 2021 9:42:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “279 training sessions were provided on testing, tracking, care and other topics, along with 171 technical guidelines published” External link

paho Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:49:00 AM CEST

Jarbas Barbosa said: “We congratulate the two selected centers,” “There is hard work ahead, but we are driven by the conviction that this endeavor will result in timely and equitable access to vaccines in our region, which continues to be the hardest hit by this pandemic” External link

paho Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM CEST

Christopher Tufton said: “The region has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic — not only therapeutically but also, socially, economically, and politically,” External link

paho Monday, September 20, 2021 10:09:00 PM CEST

Christopher Tufton said: “Now more than ever, the region must act as a united force to build capacity and resilience in our public health systems,” “PAHO has played a significant role in this regard and continues to be a unifying force in the region” External link

paho Monday, September 20, 2021 10:09:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The theme of this report – Working through the COVID-19 Pandemic – was chosen to reflect the difficult times and unprecedented challenges through which we navigated to deliver our technical cooperation during these last twelve months of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

paho Monday, September 20, 2021 7:38:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “I am happy to report that despite the immense hardships and complications, the Organization’s work continued undiminished, striving, as always, to fulfill those PAHO values of equity, excellence, solidarity, respect, and integrity, within the overarching framework of Pan Americanism,” External link

paho Monday, September 20, 2021 7:38:00 PM CEST

Anselm Hennis said: "A diagnosis of childhood cancer no longer has to be a death sentence," External link

paho Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:22:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “As more adults receive their COVID-19 vaccines, children – who are not yet eligible for vaccinations in most countries – are representing a larger percentage of COVID hospitalizations and even deaths,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:09:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Too many children and young people still don’t think they’re at risk,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:09:00 PM CEST

Renato Oliveira said: "Suicide is an urgent public health problem and its prevention must be a national priority," External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM CEST

Renato Oliveira said: "Losing a loved one to suicide is heartbreaking and preventable," External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “For the past three decades, Latin America and the Caribbean struggled to reduce maternal mortality,” “Now the pandemic threatens to wipe away 20 years of hard-fought gains” External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:13:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “These disruptions have become more widespread during this second year of the pandemic,” External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:13:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “While we should celebrate that Canada, Chile and Uruguay have fully vaccinated over two thirds of their populations, we cannot forget that one fourth of countries in our region have yet to vaccinate 20% of their people,” “And in some places, coverage is much lower” External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:13:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “PAHO is helping to channel donations from countries with excess doses, but we need more vaccines to save lives in the hardest-hit corners of Latin America and the Caribbean,” External link

paho Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:13:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “This week, PAHO will launch a platform to boost regional vaccine manufacturing efforts, beginning with the first in a series of meetings to promote greater coordination across countries and to enlist partners from both the public and private sectors to turn this idea into reality,” External link

paho Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:56:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “limited production and unequal distribution of vaccines” External link

paho Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:56:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne noted: “PAHO is already spearheading initiatives to help reduce our dependency on pharmaceutical imports” External link

paho Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:56:00 PM CEST

Anselm Hennis said: “Industrially produced trans fats have ended millions of lives since they were introduced by manufacturers of ultra-processed food products 100 years ago,” External link

paho Friday, August 13, 2021 10:28:00 PM CEST

Anselm Hennis said: “These countries have been at the forefront of protecting the public health against industrially produced trans fats,” “The implementation of these regulations is the culmination of years of effort, and we anticipate other countries in the Americas soon following suit” External link

paho Friday, August 13, 2021 10:28:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne urged: “respect the tradition of ancestral medicine still practiced by many of our indigenous peoples,” External link

paho Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9:38:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “So far, more than 134,000 indigenous people have been fully vaccinated across Guatemala and more than 312,000 have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations in Brazil. But we don’t have data from every country,” External link

paho Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9:38:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “We therefore urge countries to ensure their COVID-19 responses do not leave other essential health services, like routine immunizations, behind,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:38:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Soon, COVID-19 will not be the only health crisis demanding countries’ attention,” External link

paho Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:38:00 PM CEST

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