Vaccination Week in the Americas

Washington, D.C., 20 April, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – More than a half-dozen Latin American celebrities will join forces with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) next week to promote the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas and the first-ever World Immunization Week, on April 21–28. The celebrities, many of whom are participating thanks … Read more

Haiti Begins Intensive Vaccination Activities

April 17th, 2012 | Posted by PAHO/WHO in news - (Comments Off)

Haiti begins this week new intensive vaccination activities with the support of international partners, while other countries in the Americas and around the world prepare to celebrate Vaccination Week in the Americas and Global Immunization Week.

On April 15, the first ladies of Latin America and the Caribbean helped launch of the 10th Vaccination Week in the Americas at an event held at the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation in Cartagena, Colombia, just prior to the conclusion of the Sixth Summit of the Americas.

VACUNATON 2012

April 14th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

On April 15th, Bolivia will hold a National Immunization Day to eliminate measles and rubella through vaccination of 200,000 children from ages two through five years of age. Read more…

Vaccination Week in the Americas is a joint effort between all the countries of the hemisphere and benefit all the region’s residents, said Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in an April 13 press conference in Cartagena. Along with Colombia’s Secretary of Health and Social Protection, Dr. Beatriz Londoño, … Read more

Cartagena, Colombia, 13 April 2011 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from partner organizations, launched the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas on April 13 in the lead-up to the VI Summit of the Americas, being held this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia. Read more…

Vice President of Colombia stops by PAHO stand

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

The Vice President of Colombia, Mr. Angelino Garzón, stopped by PAHO’s stand, in Cartagena Colombia, where the Sixth Summit of the Americas will take place.

Resolution for Establishment of a World Immunization Week

March 10th, 2012 | Posted by Romero in news - (Comments Off)

In January 2012, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization approved resolution EB130.R12, which supports the official establishment of a World Immunization Week during the last week of April as an overarching framework for all Regional initiatives. This resolution will now be brought before the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2012.