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HEALTH/FOOD

PAHO Sets Goal of 70 Percent Vaccination Rate By Mid-2022

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is looking to facilitate the vaccination of at least 70 percent of the collective population of Latin American and Caribbean member countries against the coronavirus (COVID-19) by mid-2022. Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that more than 60 percent of people in these states have been fully immunized, says PAHO’s Revolving Fund will shortly […]

NEWS

PAHO Director Calls For Rapid Antigen Tests

Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for countries to prioritize rapid antigen tests for those with COVID-19 symptoms and who are most at risk of spreading the virus. She said it was necessary with COVID-19 surging throughout the Americas and demand for diagnostics at its highest. Dr. Etienne told Wednesday’s weekly news conference […]