Through the years, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has created media campaigns to inform and educate the people of the Americas about several health initiatives. We invite you to interact with our site and learn more about the different health campaign and projects that PAHO is leading across the region.
- WORLD AIDS DAY 2014
World AIDS Day is observed each December 1 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. It provides an opportunity to disseminate information and stimulate progress in prevention, treatment and care for people with HIV.
- WORLD DIABETES DAY 2014
The prevention and control of diabetes is in your hands. Eat fruits, fiber and vegetables, and follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent this disease.
- WORLD MALARIA DAY 2014
Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria
Malaria Day is envisioned to be the platform upon which countries of the Region can engage in a year-round aggressive campaign against the disease.
- WELLNESS WEEK 2014
Wellness Week 2014
During Wellness Week, the countries of the Americas join in a week of celebrations showcasing their best practices in promoting health and wellbeing.
The main message this year revolves around making healthy choices in everyday living.
- WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2014
World Breastfeeding Week 2014
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
- WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2014
Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Safe blood from voluntary donors can save pregnant women’s lives worldwide. World Blood Donor Day will take place on June 14th with the slogan "Give Blood for those who give life. Safe Blood for Saving Mothers".
- WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2014
World No Tobacco Day - May 31, 2014
Raise Tobacco Taxes. Lower Death and Disease.
- WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2014
World Hypertension Day 2014
World Hypertension Day provides an opportunity to create awareness about cardiovascular risks.
World Hypertension Day: Know your blood pressure. May 17, 2014
- VACCINATION WEEK 2014
More than 465 million individuals of all ages have been vaccinated during campaigns under the Vaccination Week framework since 2003. The 12th Vaccination Week celebration will take place from April 26 to May 3, 2014.
- WORLD HEALTH DAY 2014
World Health Day 2014: Small bites, big threats
The theme for World Health Day 2014 involves vector-borne diseases, their vectors and prevention. Vector-borne diseases exercising significant impact are mainly malaria, dengue, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and trachoma.
- WORLD CANCER DAY 2014
Debunk the myths about cancer. Speaking openly and debunking myths about cancer can help reduce the stigma and fear that surrounds the disease, leading more people to get check-ups and to benefit from early diagnosis.
- ANNUAL REPORT 2013
Annual Report 2013
Building on the Past and Moving into the Future with Confidence
- WORLD DIABETES DAY 2013
World Diabetes Day 2013
You can prevent or control diabetes by:
- Eating healthy,
- Being active,
- Keeping a healthy weight.