Vaccination Week in the Americas

Nearly all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean purchase vaccines and syringes through the PAHO fund, which helps assure quality, price and supply Washington, D.C., 26 April 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – The vast majority of vaccines being used in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas, 21 to … Read more

As she begins to work very early in the morning, Wendy Serrate, a Honduran mother of 28 years who lives in the neighborhood Morazán in Tegucigalpa, found it difficult to have enough time during her work routine, to be able to take her daughter María José Colindre to be vaccinated.

Tegucigalpa, 25 April 2012 (PAHO) — Honduras launched its Vaccination Week on April 25 with Health Secretary, Dr. Arturo Bendaña, accompanied by Dr. Socorro Gross, Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization and Bill Gates (senior) on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The event took place during the tenth Vaccination Week … Read more

Laredo, TX, April 24, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – Cities and states along the U.S.-Mexico border will join countries throughout the hemisphere to celebrate the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas and the first World Immunization Week on April 21 to 28, 2012. More than 365 million people of all ages have been vaccinated during the … Read more

Vaccination sparks new hope in a Haitian school

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

Marc Antoine Withney is the principal and main teacher at the Salen Mixed Instruction Center, an elementary school in one poorest neighborhoods of Port-of-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Like the small houses surrounding it, the school was severely affected by the January 2010 earthquake. But two years after the disaster, the 35-year-old Haitian was able–through his own … Read more

Minister of Health, Alberto Tejada, who vaccinated a child as a symbol of the beginning of the campaign, was accompanied by the president of Peru, Mr. Ollanta Humala, along with First Lady, Nadine Heredia.   Present at the event were also Representative of PAHO/WHO in Peru, Fernando Leanes, the PAHO Immunization Advisory Peru, Veronica Carrion, … Read more

Ministers of Health of Ecuador and Peru Launch Vaccination Week

April 21st, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

This campaign seeks to highlight the importance of vaccination especially among populations hard to reach, the very poor, rural, border and minority populations. Reinforcing this idea on April 15 took place the bi-national meeting of Ministers of Health of Peru.  In the district of Aguas Verdes, Alberto Tejada and the Minister of Health of Ecuador … Read more

Guatemala launches Vaccination Week in the Americas

April 21st, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

The mayor of Mixco, Otto Pérez Leal, the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, and the Representative of PAHO/WHO in Guatemala, Guadalupe Verdejo, during the opening ceremony of Vaccination Week in the Americas 2012 on April 20. Link to gallery of photos

Regional initiative celebrates its 10th year, while more than 180 countries and territories join in the first World Immunization Week Washington, D.C., 19 April 2012 — With the goal of vaccinating some 44 million people, 45 countries and territories of the Americas are set to participate in the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas … Read more