Situation summary in the Americas
Between January 2016 and December 2017, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades. The observed increase is as much related to an ecosystem favorable to the dissemination of the virus as to the unimmunized populations.
El 14 de enero de 2018 a las 4:18 AM, hora local, un terremoto de 6,9 grados de magnitud golpeó el suroeste de Perú. El epicentro se ubicó a 56 km de la costa de Arequipa.
Se informaron daños moderados y cortes de energía en algunas áreas de los Departamentos de Arequipa, Ayacucho e Ica.
On January 14, 2018 at 4:18AM local time, an earthquake 6.9 magnitude hit south west Peru. The epicenter was located 56 km from the coast of Arequipa.
Moderate damage and power outage has been reported in some areas of the Departments of Arequipa, Ayacucho and Ica.
Países Miembros 5
Recursos de Información 11
Próximos Eventos 12
Huracanes Irma y María:
Hurricanes Irma and Maria: health sector response
In the space of one month, several nations of the Caribbean were ravaged by two category 5 hurricanes packing winds of up to 160 mph (260 km/h). Hurricane Irma passed through 11 islands in the Caribbean starting on 5 September 2017, followed a week later by Hurricane Maria, which impacted six islands, including three in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that had already been hit by Irma. The total population of the islands is 37.2 million people.
Maps & Infographics
Overview of the Program The objective of the Health Emergencies Department (PHE) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is to increase health sector resilience to emergencies and disasters.