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Irwin LaRocque said: “The WHO says that between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress,” “The direct cost to health is estimated to be between $2 to $4 billion per year by 2030. Tellingly, areas with weak health infrastructure, mostly in developing countries, will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond” External link

paho Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:35:00 AM CET

Jarbas Barbosa told: “During a pandemic, there is no such thing as a risk-free holiday season. Every gathering, every shopping trip, and every travel plan increases the chances of spreading the virus,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “PAHO does NOT recommend relying on laboratory tests for travelers. Yet we’ve seen countries across our region and throughout the world place testing at the heart of their travel policies. This cannot guarantee safe travel or eliminate the risks related to infected travelers, and resources can be used in other ways yielding a greater public health impact,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “While a rapid surge of infections in the United States has been a major driver, cases are continuing to accelerate in some countries of North, Central and South America as part of a mosaic of different epidemiological patterns we’re seeing,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM CET

Oscar Barreneche indicates: “We are contributing to the response to this emergency with our technical staff to support the teams of the Ministry of Health in their rapid assessment of the situation and health needs in the affected areas. This support is also contributing to the local coordination of the response by the Directorates of Health Areas. The affected communities have high rates of chronic malnutrition, and we are concerned that this situation will worsen the health status of children, pregnant women and adolescents in these areas, who were already in a situation of vulnerability before the emergency, ” External link

paho Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:29:00 PM CET

Oscar Barreneche explains: "We are living a difficult time in which we must assist the victims of TS Eta, while ensuring that assistance is provided under conditions that ensure the control of COVID-19," External link

paho Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:29:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “so it is vital that countries start preparing now,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “As of today, 28 self-financing countries have signed agreements with the COVAX Facility, and an additional 10 countries are eligible for support under the COVAX Advance Market Commitment,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “We must make the most of the life-saving vaccines that are already available, to prevent other outbreaks of severe diseases such as polio, measles and others,” External link

paho Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM CET

Leonardo Hernandez said: “We are supporting the response particularly in Honduras and Guatemala, supporting the countries in implementing risk prevention and care measures for the current circumstances,” External link

paho Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:03:00 AM CET

Gina Tambini said: “With this project we want to strengthen the capacities of the basic health teams by incorporating 16 community health workers of the Wayúu indigenous people, who in their communities, must carry out community epidemiological surveillance, promote healthy lifestyles, monitor chronic diseases, assist pregnant women and children under 5 years of age and support risk management to prevent communicable diseases,” External link

paho Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:28:00 AM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “As we await an effective vaccine and better treatments against COVID-19, countries should expect to see a series of recurring outbreaks, so they would always need to be ready to act. The key has always been to ensure that our public health responses are adaptive to the moment. Only then can we ensure that a few new cases don’t develop into full blown outbreaks,” External link

paho Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:02:00 AM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “making extraordinary personal sacrifices and difficult decisions on the frontlines of the pandemic for months,” External link

paho Friday, November 6, 2020 4:47:00 AM CET

Jarbas Barbosa told: “Community-based mental health services, that are integrated into primary health care, are a pillar of mental health services and vital to ensuring that no one gets left behind. Support should be provided where it is needed the most: close to the community,” External link

paho Friday, November 6, 2020 4:47:00 AM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “This underscores why it is so important that national and local authorities implement all necessary public health measures, and why all of us must continue to take individual precautions - Because they work. But it is vital that we maintain this collective effort to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our health care systems until the end of the pandemic,” External link

paho Friday, November 6, 2020 4:47:00 AM CET

Carla Vizzotti said: "Moving from theory to practice is difficult. There are complex social situations, for example in poor neighborhoods where people live in overcrowded conditions and it is harder to isolate cases and provide care. But we were able to implement the program in places where community transmission had already begun or where there were early outbreaks, and we have achieved results," External link

paho Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:00:00 PM CET

Maureen Birmingham said: "Tracing people who were exposed is key, because quarantining them in time—before they come in contact with other people—helps put pressure on the virus and break the transmission chain," External link

paho Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:00:00 PM CET

Jarbas Barbosa said: “We are in unprecedented times but our support and commitment to the global efforts against malaria elimination is stronger than ever,” External link

paho Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:52:00 AM CET

Carissa F Etienne told: “It is important to emphasize that while we’re working to develop a vaccine faster than ever before, the process to guarantee its safety and efficacy is unchanged,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:04:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Across our Region, around 100,000 people continue to test positive for COVID-19 every day,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:04:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne added: “Testing, treating and isolating cases, as well as tracing contacts are all part of a good surveillance strategy and too few countries are doing this well in our region. It is as important now as it was in April. And it will be even more important once we have a vaccine” External link

paho Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:04:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “By providing results quickly, the new test empowers frontline health workers to better manage cases by isolating patients to prevent further spread and to begin treatment immediately,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Today, PAHO can provide access to hundreds of thousands of these tests via PAHO’s Strategic Supply Fund, with millions more expected in the coming weeks,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “With support from WHO, we will be providing these diagnostic tests free of cost as we keep a close eye on how they’re used. The data collected via this study will help countries within and outside of our region make the most of these new diagnostics,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The state of the pandemic in the Americas remains complex,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Since the pandemic began more than nine months ago, we have known that to beat this virus, we must transform our public health response. We need public health measures to prevent community transmission; fast, accurate and affordable diagnostic tests to determine when someone has been infected with COVID 19; new medicines to help COVID patients get better and, ultimately, a safe and effective vaccine,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The new tests will enable primary healthcare workers, whether they’re working in the middle of the Amazon, or in an urban center, to diagnose and care for patients immediately, stopping further infections in their tracks. And that is the gamechanger,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “To capitalize on the power of this new diagnostic, countries must make them available and accessible to everyone – regardless of who they are or where they live – to bring us closer to our promise for health for all,” External link

paho Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has really emphasized the needs and vulnerabilities that older persons have when it comes to their right to health,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:12:00 PM CEST

Enrique Vega said: “Healthy aging is about developing and maintaining functional abilities that enable well-being in old age,” “COVID-19 has exposed not only the fragility of older adults, but also that of the systems and settings that support them” External link

paho Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:12:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “people are getting a false sense of security and we are in danger of losing the advantages we have gained,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:11:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “The health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic will have far-reaching effects on progress for the achievement of national, subregional, regional, and global health goals; on health financing and resource mobilization; and on our efforts and aspirations for health development with equity,” External link

paho Monday, September 28, 2020 10:48:00 PM CEST

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