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01 Nov 2018 description

Caracas, 1 November, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), has organized the delivery of around 22 tons of medicines and supplies for Venezuela. It is expected that this will facilitate the treatment of approximately 500 thousand patients in the areas of emergency medicine, intensive care, surgery and general medicine.

30 Oct 2018 description

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 41 of 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) have reported confirmed cases of diphtheria. In Haiti and Venezuela, the outbreaks are ongoing.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation in these countries.

29 Oct 2018 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación Entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 y la SE 41 de 2018, tres países de la Región de las Américas (Colombia, Haití, y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria. En Haití y en Venezuela el brote continúa activo.
A continuación, un resumen de la situación en esos países.

En Colombia, se notificaron 8 casos confirmados incluidas 3 defunciones. No se reportaron casos adicionales desde julio de este año.

25 Oct 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2018, as of 23 October, a total of 8,091 confirmed measles cases, including 85 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (14 cases), Brazil (2,192 cases, including 12 deaths), Canada (25 cases), Colombia (129 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (38 cases), the United States of America (142 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (5,525 cases, including 73 deaths).

20 Oct 2018 description

aracas, 19 de octubre de 2018 (OPS / OMS)- La implementación de planes integrales para incrementar las coberturas de vacunación, controlar la malaria, disminuir la mortalidad materna y neonatal e integrar la red de atención primaria de la salud fueron los temas centrales planteados por las autoridades del Ministerio del Poder Popular de la Salud (MPPS), con apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS / OMS), durante la presentación del Plan de Acción de Salud: Nueva Etapa, el 18 y 19 de octubre de 2018, en la Escuela Venezolana de …

30 Sep 2018 description

Caracas, 26 de septiembre de 2018 (OPS / OMS)- La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), oficina regional de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), sostiene sus esfuerzos en búsqueda de asegurar el acceso a los medicamentos priorizados para atender a la población venezolana.

En ese sentido, y como parte de la cooperación que mantiene con el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud (MPPS), la OPS / OMS gestionó el arribo de 16 toneladas de medicamentos e insumos al país, que se estiman permitirán atender a 400 mil pacientes.

22 Sep 2018 description

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 37 of 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) have reported confirmed cases of diphtheria. While in Colombia no new cases have been detected (since July 2018), in Haiti and Venezuela the outbreaks are ongoing.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation in these countries.

22 Sep 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2018, as of 21 September, a total of 6,629 confirmed cases of measles, including 72 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (11 cases), Brazil (1,735 cases, including 10 deaths), Canada (22 cases), Colombia (85 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (21 cases), the United States of America (124 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (4,605 cases, including 62 deaths).

16 Sep 2018 description

Caracas, 10 de septiembre de 2018 (OPS / OMS)- Coordinadores y responsables de los Servicios de Educación y Recuperación Nutricional (SERN) del Instituto Nacional de Nutrición (INN), de los 24 estados del país participaron en el “Taller sobre el manejo de la desnutrición aguda y severa en niños”, impartido por el asesor regional de Nutrición de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Organización Mundial de la Salud, Rubén Grajeda, del 21 al 24 de agosto de 2018.

29 Aug 2018 description

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 34 of 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) have reported confirmed cases of diphtheria. The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation in these countries.

02 Aug 2018 description

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 30 of 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) have reported confirmed diphtheria cases. In 2017, four countries in the Region (Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) had reported confirmed diphtheria cases.

The following is a summary of the situation in each country with reported confirmed diphtheria cases in 2018.

01 Aug 2018 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

Entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 y la SE 30 de 2018, tres países (Colombia, Haití, y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria; mientras que en 2017 cuatro países de la Región (Brasil, Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria.

A continuación, un resumen de la situación de los países que notificaron casos confirmados de difteria en 2018.

25 Jul 2018 description

Measles in the Americas: New epidemiological update

Washington, DC, 24 July 2018 (PAHO)- According to the latest epidemiological update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), emitted on 20 July 2018, a total of 2472 confirmed cases of measles have been reported from 11 countries in the Americas so far this year.

The majority of the cases occurred in Venezuela (1613 cases) and Brazil (677), followed by the United States (91), Colombia (40), Canada (19), Ecuador (17), Argentina (5), Mexico (5), Peru (3), Antigua and Barbuda (1) and Guatemala (1).

24 Jul 2018 description

Washington, DC, June 15, 2018 (PAHO/WHO) -Tests carried out by the specialized global laboratory for genetic sequencing have ruled out the presence of both wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV). The latter- VDPV- is a Sabin virus with genetic mutations that give it the ability to produce the disease. There is no risk of spread to the community or outbreaks of polio from this case.

14 Jun 2018 description

Caracas, 14 June 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Halting the transmission of measles and diphtheria, reducing the incidence of malaria, and ensuring access to priority medicines were just some of the issues highlighted by the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa Etienne, during her meeting with the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, Luis Lopez, yesterday.

“Primary health care should be implemented in such a way that it is able to resolve the vast majority of health care needs”

13 Jun 2018 description

Caracas, 13 June 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, has arrived in Venezuela to meet with health authorities to discuss the country’s plans to respond to the recent outbreaks of measles, diphtheria and malaria, as well as to evaluate the current state of the country’s health system and access to medicines.

08 Jun 2018 description

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329 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2018 – conclusions and recommendations

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329 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2018 – conclusions et recommandations

24 May 2018 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

Entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) y la SE 18 de 2018, tres países (Colombia, Haití, y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria; mientras que en 2017 cuatro países de la Región (Brasil, Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana) habían notificado casos confirmados de difteria.

A continuación, un resumen de la situación de los países que notificaron casos confirmados de difteria en 2018.