|Guidelines for Guidelines|
Guidelines for the development of guidelines. PAHO and WHO issue guidelines intended to improve the development of guidelines for improving various aspects of health care and health outcomes focusing on equity and optimal resource utilization. In developing guidelines it is essential that recommendations and actions be informed by the best available research evidence. Increasingly, governments, and professional and consumer organizations are demanding a more rigorous process to ensure Evidence-informed guideline development.
Guidelines from Latin American and the Caribbean Ministries of Health
Argentina (only in Spanish)
Brazil (in Spanish and Portuguese)
Colombia (only in Spanish)
Chile (only in Spanish)
Mexico (only in Spanish)
Nicaragua (only in Spanish)
Uruguay (only in Spanish)
United States of America
Links to websites and other sources
Networks and resources
Methodological manuals for the preparation of guidelines in Spanish
Methodological manuals for the preparation of guidelines in Portuguese
We have selected the winners of PAHO’s short-term subsidy program "Strengthening research capacity in the area of health policy and systems”. The program aims to strengthen research capacity in health policy and systems in Latin American and the Caribbean, particularly in the areas of financing, governance and human resources. Find out who the winners are here.
Researchers from Colombia and Peru have been selected as winners of the 2013 PAHO-Ibero-American Cochrane Network Award under the theme "Prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases through healthy lifestyles."
This plan for short-term subsidies aims to strengthen research capacity in the area of health policy and systems. Application submission through 15 June 2013 . For more information click here.
Hamilton, Canada. 17 - 19 October, 2012. More information at ACHR Webpage.
Who We Are
Why Invest in Research for Health?
A series of case studies examining the benefits of investment in research for health.
Framework & Mandates
Policy on Research for Health (Abridged)
PAHO has in-country representation throughout the region. Use the map provided to find the contact information for each PAHO focal point.
To read about internship opportunities in research at different PAHO entities, read testimonials from former interns, or apply, visit our internship section
Main Lines of Action
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization