Overview of the Region of the Americas in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every area of people's lives and has had an impact on health at the individual and population levels. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the world has been facing not only a public health crisis but also an economic and social crisis. This is not limited to the direct consequences of the pandemic; it has also exacerbated existing and emerging public health challenges. The negative effects of this syndemic scenario have been concentrated in vulnerable populations such as older people, low-income groups, ethnic groups, migrants, and homeless people.
The country profiles for Health in the Americas have been prepared based on the available interagency indicators, the sources of which are presented in this table. In some cases, the values of the interagency indicators –due to their verification process— differ of the most recent values available in the country.