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This two-page report is an update of the information released earlier today on swine flu cases in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It includes number of cases, affected areas, and laboratory results, as well as laboratory results, surveillance and outbreak control measures, and how this epidemic relates to the criteria established by the International Health Regulations (IHR).

icon Influenza Cases by a New Subtype: Regional Update (26 April 2009, 6 pm EST)

Pharmaceutical Country Profiles

Internships and/or Practicum

-  Evaluation of Medicines utilization and indicators
    Description of duties:
  • Gather, analyze and consolidate information related to medicines selection and utilization in the countries of the Region.
  • Gather, analyze and consolidate information related to the evaluation of physicians’ and pharmacists’ performance indicators.
  • Collaborate with the design and implementation of medicines utilization evaluation.
  • Collaborate in the edition, consolidation and dissemination of documents including web posting.
  • Collaborate in other activities of the team related to the rational use of medicines.
  • Competencies: Management of basic pharmacology/pharmacotherapy concepts, interest in public health and medicines topics, international journals reading and analysis, Microsoft word and PowerPoint management.
    Academic level: Any Health science degree.
    Language: Basic Spanish writing and speaking.
    Duration: 4 to 8 months.

-  Medicines information and safety
    Description of duties:
  • Collaborate with the activities of the working group of Pharmacovigilance of the PANDRH network.
  • Collaborate with the activities of the regional network of medicines information centers.
  • Collaborate in the edition, consolidation and dissemination of documents including web posting.
  • Competencies: Interest in pharmaceutical education. Basic communications skills. Basic experience in human resources approach. Microsoft word and PowerPoint Management.
    Academic level: University graduate or last year in College.
    Language: Basic knowledge of Spanish (writing and speaking).
    Duration: 4 to 8 months.

-  Pharmaceutical Education
    Description of duties:
  • Collaborate with the activities of the working groups of the Pan American Conference of Pharmaceutical Education.
  • Collaborate in the edition, consolidation and dissemination of documents including web posting.
  • Competencies: Interest in pharmaceutical education. Basic communications skills. Basic experience in human resources approach. Microsoft word and PowerPoint Management.
    Academic level: University graduate or last year in College.
    Language: Very good knowledge of Spanish (writing and speaking).
    Duration: 4 to 8 months.

Links of interest for RUM

- URM country links

WHO Resolutions related to RUM

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