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The Ad Hoc Regional Green Light Committee of the Americas
and the Pan American Health Organization

Announce

a Call for Applications to the Regional Green Light Committee (rGLC)
of the Americas 2013-2015


Application deadline: 30 November 2012
Results of the selection process to be announced on 15 January 2013

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Background:  In response to the need to expand the programmatic management of drug resistant TB (PMDT), a decision was made at the 20th Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting (31 March to 1 April 2011) to decentralize the Global Green Light Committee to the regions. To this end, during the meeting of regional experts on drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Region of the Americas (held in Guatemala on 23 April 2011), the steps involved in forming the regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) were discussed. As part of this process, a transitional ad hoc rGLC was formed, whose role was to structure, organize, and launch the rGLC for the Americas. MDR-TB experts in the Region were directly invited to participate. The ad hoc rGLC consisted of seven experts, one civil society representative, and two heads of national TB control programs, as observers. It was decided that the ad hoc rGLC would operate from 1 July 2011 until the launch of the rGLC for the Americas, which will be made up of members selected through an open call for applications.

The rGLC will serve as an advisory committee to the PAHO/WHO Regional Tuberculosis Program, Member States of the Region, partners, and donors. PAHO, the Regional Office of the Americas for the World Health Organization in Washington D.C., will serve as its Secretariat. 

PAHO/WHO Regional Tuberculosis Program and ad hoc rGLC for the Americas calls on professionals and civil society representatives interested in serving as members of the rGLC for the Region of the Americas to submit their applications.

Term of office:
Two years, from 15 January 2013 through 14 January 2015, renewable for a two-year period

Experience:
Minimum of 5 years.

Availability:
Availability to travel as needed by the rGLC (experts to be consulted in advance by the rGLC)

Skills and experience:
Applicants should be an expert in one of the following areas of clinical PMDT, as supported by their curriculum vitae:

    • Clinical management of TB and drug-resistant TB
    • Programmatic management of TB and drug-resistant TB
    • Additional experience in social support to patients, information systems, or nursing
    • Expert in TB or drug-resistant TB Laboratory 
    • Expert in infection control
    • Civil society representative  with experience in advocacy and social mobilization

Languages:

Spanish and/or another official language of the Region: Portuguese, English, and French (note: meetings will be conducted in Spanish).

Compensation:

The work is unpaid. Airfare and per diem will be paid for activities requiring travel to other countries.

At the end of the period of service, a certificate of work carried out will be issued. 

As part of the committee’s activities, a minimum of two on-site meetings and four teleconferences will be held.
  

How to Apply:

Interested individuals are invited to send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the Secretariat of the rGLC for the Americas ( Este endereço de e-mail está protegido contra spambots. Você deve habilitar o JavaScript para visualizá-lo. ) indicating the reason for their interest in serving on the rGLC and their availability, demonstrating that they meet the selection criteria.

A committee of TB experts will be in charge of selecting the candidates for the rGLC, whose names will be submitted to PAHO/WHO by the ad hoc rGLC for approval.
 
Terms of reference: Members of the rGLC shall be capable of:

  • Providing technical assistance for periodic updating and implementation of the Regional Plan for Expansion of the Programmatic Management of D/M/XDR-TB, based on a review of reports and consolidated results from the monitoring and evaluation of management of drug-resistant TB in the Region. 
  • Providing technical assistance to the Regional Tuberculosis Program and partners on strategies and action plans for expanding the PMDT in the Region of the Americas. 
  • Supporting the development of PAHO/WHO drug-resistant TB control policies through the exchange or presentation of proposals (at on-site and virtual meetings).
  • Contributing to periodic updating of the evidence base and WHO policy and guidelines on drug-resistant TB, including the rapid implementation of new tools for improving PMDT. 
  • Supporting the advocacy efforts of the Regional Tuberculosis Program to heighten the political commitment of countries, donors, and technical assistance agencies so as to increase funding to ensure universal access to treatment for drug-resistant TB following WHO guidelines. 
  • Supporting countries in finalizing national treatment plans for drug-resistant TB and obtaining their approval by the national health authorities; monitoring and evaluating the implementation and/or expansion of the plans; and evaluating compliance with PAHO/WHO technical guidelines. 
  • Promoting and facilitating orderly, controlled access to second-line tuberculosis medicines and supplies in the countries through the PAHO/WHO Strategic Fund mechanism or the Global Drug Facility under the standards set in rGLC Resolution 002 of 2012. 
  • Issuing recommendations to the national tuberculosis programs on comprehensive, patient-centered clinical PMDT, following WHO guidelines tailored to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), without neglecting care for sensitive cases. 
  • Helping to train new experts in drug-resistant TB in the LAC Region. 
  • Reviewing the reports from monitoring and evaluation missions, plans for expanding PMDT, and management guides or regulations, and identifying technical assistance need.

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PAHO/WHO supports CDC-led effort to eliminate malaria on Hispaniola by 2020 (02/25/2015)

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. 

2015 PAHO/TDR Small Grant Programme (02/09/2015)

The Small Grants Programme is a joint initiative of TDR and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in place since 1995. The goal of the research proposal funded under this call is to develop operational strategies that integrate and deliver joint interventions to control or eliminate infectious diseases of poverty.

Los nuevos casos de lepra cayeron 37% en diez años en las Américas (01/30/2015)

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Los nuevos casos de lepra detectados en las Américas cayeron 37% en una década, al pasar de 52.435 en 2003 a 33.084 en 2013, según la última información de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS). La gran mayoría de los nuevos casos, casi el 94% del total, se reportaron en Brasil.

2014

PAHO year in review: 2014 public health highlights in the Americas (12/24/2014)

years end-150The year 2014 was marked by progress as well as significant challenges for public health in the Americas. The region's countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They also confronted major new challenges, including the arrival and spread of the chikungunya virus and the need to prepare for the possible imported cases of Ebola.

PAHO/WHO honors 2014 ‘Malaria Champions of the Americas’ (11/07/2014)

Malaria in the Americas Forum 2014: Accelerating Malaria Elimination in the Americas (11/04/2014)

Paraguay inicia el camino hacia la certificación de la eliminación del Paludismo (11/04/2014)

Technical Note on transgenic Mosquitoes Engineered for Aedes aegypti Control (11/03/2014)

Países de las Américas buscan frenar la transmisión de la esquistosomiasis para el 2020 (10/28/2014)

IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Enfermedades Transmisibles por Vectores y V Jornadas Internacionales sobre enfermedad de Chagas en el Gran Chaco Santiago del Estero, Argentina (10/16/2014)

Save the Date: Changing the Face of Chagas Disease: Scaling Up Diagnosis, Treatment and R&D for People Living with Chagas Disease in the Americas (10/09/2014)

As countries advance toward disease elimination, the need for sustained funding remains (10/01/2014)

PAHO and The Carter Center congratulate Ecuador as second in the Americas to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness) (09/29/2014)

Informe Epidemiológico presenta la situación de la Leishmaniasis en las Américas en 2012 (09/05/2014)

Growing up without parasites (08/25/2014)

Taller "Abordaje de la emergencia y dispersión de la leishmaniasis en la frontera de Argentina, Brasil y Paraguay" en el marco del proyecto sobre leishmaniasis (07/17/2014)

“Campeones contra el Paludismo en las Américas” extiende el plazo para presentar las mejores prácticas en esfuerzos integrados contra enfermedades por vectores (06/25/2014)

La Provincia de San Luis, República Argentina certificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas (06/11/2014)

Los casos de dengue en las Américas se quintuplicaron en diez años, según nuevos datos de la OPS/OMS (05/29/2014)

Brasil y Venezuela firman acuerdo para fortalecer acciones para eliminar la oncocercosis en el área de Yanomami (05/20/2014)

Se formuló un decálogo básico de atención médica de la enfermedad de Chagas a nivel primario (05/03/2014)

"Malaria Champions of the Americas" seeks best practices on integrated efforts against vector-borne disease (04/25/2014)

Leonel Messi ayuda a generar conciencia sobre la enfermedad de Chagas, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Salud (04/07/2014)

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects (04/04/2014)

Call to Action: “Step up the fight against vector-borne diseases in the Americas” (03/31/2014)

Brasil avanza hacia la eliminación de la transmisión de la Filariasis Linfática (03/21/2014)

PAHO Director Message on World Health Day 2014 (03/18/2014)

Países de las Américas implementarán un protocolo de vigilancia integrada del dengue (03/06/2014)

2013

PAHO Director thanks international malaria partners at U.S. Capitol (12/12/2013)

Countries of the Americas have reduced malaria deaths by 70% since 2000, but 145 million people in the region remain at risk (12/11/2013)

La malaria, presente en 21 países de la región (12/11/2013)

70 años de Bambui, historia viva de Chagas (12/05/2013)

La OPS participa en el XI Congreso Centroamericano y del Caribe de Parasitología y Medicina Tropical (11/27/2013)

Reunión Regional ¿Porqué no podemos controlar el Aedes aegypti? Situación actual y próximos pasos (11/25/2013)

PAHO to honor Malaria Champions of the Americas on 7th Annual Malaria Day in the Americas (11/04/2013)

Reunión Regional de alineación de la Estrategia de Gestión Integrada para la prevención y control del Dengue de la OPS/OMS (EGI-Dengue) (10/11/2013)

Universal access to eye care could prevent most blindness (10/10/2013)

Health leaders set course for Pan American health action and progress toward universal coverage (10/04/2013)

‘People in the Americas are healthier and stronger’ thanks to Pan American cooperation in health, says PAHO Director (09/30/2013)

Filiariasis linfática: hacia su eliminación en 2020 (09/05/2013)

Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness (07/29/2013)

An educational video game on dengue (07/26/2013)

Municipios de Colombia alcanzan interrupción de la transmisión vectorial intra domiciliaria de Trypanosoma cruzi, por R.prolixus (07/08/2013)

República Dominicana refuerza acciones para evaluar la transmisión de la filariasis linfática en el país (06/18/2013)

“Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest receives nominations until July 5 (06/17/2013)

Certification of the Interruption of Vectoral Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in Belize (06/12/2013)

Países de Latinoamérica se reúnen para avanzar hacia la eliminación de la filariasis linfática (Elefantiasis) (06/12/2013)

Plan Decenal de Salud Pública 2012-2021 de Colombia (06/12/2013)

PAHO welcomes countries’ commitment to eliminate 12 neglected diseases from the Americas by 2015 (06/11/2013)

Expertos se reúnen para aumentar las sinergias para el control de la geohelmintiasis en las Américas (05/31/2013)

PAHO deputy director describes health progress in the Americas at OAS (05/22/2013)

Honduras amplió cobertura de desparasitación de niños en comunidades de difícil acceso, durante jornadas de vacunación (05/12/2013)

PAHO/WHO to support Guyana and Suriname in studies of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) (05/10/2013)

Workshop for Training on Regional Guidance for Implementation of Integrated Deworming Actions - Bogota, Colombia 13-15 May 2013 (05/09/2013)

Intensifying Integrated Efforts for Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases in the Region of the Americas - Bogotá, Colombia 16 and 17 May 2013 (05/09/2013)

La República Dominicana realizó Jornada Nacional de Desparasitación integrada a la Semana de Vacunación de las Américas del 2013 (05/01/2013)

“Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest seeks best practices that integrate other health solutions (04/25/2013)

Décimo Primera Semana de Vacunación en Honduras incluirá campaña de desparasitación en cuatro departamentos del país (04/20/2013)

Honduras inicia campaña de desparasitación contra geohelmintos en cuatro departamentos del país, en el marco de la Semana de la Vacunación (04/20/2013)

Presidente del Paraguay lanza campaña de desparasitación nacional (04/17/2013)

Curso a distancia de autoaprendizaje de Leishmaniasis en las Américas: diagnóstico y tratamiento (04/14/2013)

Misión de Evaluación Internacional de la Prevención, Control y Atención de la Enfermedad de Chagas en Argentina (03/26/2013)

Salud y Educación firman acuerdo para ejecutar campaña antiparasitaria nacional (03/25/2013)

Misión de Evaluación de la situación epidemiológica y de control de la enfermedad de Chagas en el Departamento de Alto Paraguay (03/24/2013)

Ministry of Health of Brazil, started a deworming and leprosy case-finding campaign (03/20/2013)

Avanza la lucha contra las enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas en las Américas y en el mundo (01/15/2013)

New year, new materials: PAHO releases an infographic to continue the fight against Hepatitis in the Americas (01/11/2013)

World Malaria Report 2012 (01/10/2013)

13º Curso Internacional de Dengue (01/08/2013)

2012

In the Americas, malaria cases have declined nearly 60% since 2000 (12/20/2012)

Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia, es certificado por interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de Trypanosoma cruzi (agente de la enfermedad de Chagas) (12/01/2012)

PAHO Deputy Director urges integrated approach to neglected tropical diseases (11/23/2012)

Call for Applications to the Regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) (11/15/2012)

PAHO Honors 2012 Malaria Champions of the Americas (11/09/2012)

On 6th Annual Malaria Day in the Americas, PAHO Will Honor Malaria Champions of the Americas (10/10/2012)

On 6th Annual Malaria Day in the Americas, PAHO Will Honor Malaria Champions of the Americas (10/10/2012)

Documento de Santiago del Estero. Nuevas orientaciones para consenso en organización y estrategia de la atención de Chagas (10/09/2012)

OPS llama a reforzar lucha contra hepatitis, una enfermedad “silenciosa” que afecta a millones de personas en las Américas (07/26/2012)

PAHO events during the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. (07/19/2012)

Curso Internacional de Intervención Integral de Dengue (07/11/2012)

New CDC test for dengue approved (07/03/2012)

Argentina: Santiago del Estero Marks Key Milestone in Chagas control in a hyperendemic area (In Spanish) (07/02/2012)

The Region of the Americas is preparing the commemoration of "World Hepatitis Day" (06/24/2012)

Evalúan Plan Nacional para prevenir enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas (In Spanish) (06/20/2012)

La OPS celebra la primera Reunión Regional sobre Hepatitis Virales en América Latina y el Caribe (06/19/2012)

Resultados y conclusiones de un taller en prevención de Chagas en Brasilia (In Spanish) (06/11/2012)

Uruguay es el 1º país de América Latina libre del insecto que transmite el mal de chagas (05/24/2012)

Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected diseases (05/17/2012)

Expertos internacionales analizarán avances en eliminación de tracoma, primera causa infecciosa de ceguera en el mundo (05/11/2012)

News for the STH Control Community. Children Without Worms. Sharing Knowledge and Success Stories (04/26/2012)

Guatemala es sede de la segunda reunión regional para la eliminación del tracoma en las Américas (04/18/2012)

Honduras: primer país del Continente con un plan nacional para prevención, atención, control y eliminación de enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas (04/12/2012)

Se realiza el “Taller Para Elaborar la Norma Nacional de la Leishmaniasis” (In Spanish) (03/30/2012)

Press Release: Private and Public Partners Unite to Combat 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020 (01/30/2012)

2011

World Malaria Report 2011 (12/15/2011)

Evaluación de terreno en Argentina confirma notables avances en el control de la enfermedad de Chagas (12/06/2011)

PAHO: To remove the NTDs we must step up not only our Health sector strategies but our Poverty-Reduction Strategies (12/06/2011)

USAID Grants PAHO $5 Million to Improve Health in Latin America and the Caribbean (11/21/2011)

Colombia, el primer país de las Américas que elimina la oncocercosis (11/14/2011)

PAHO Honors Malaria Champions of the Americas 2011 (11/09/2011)

Países de las Américas acordaron plan para reducir la malaria, prevenir su reintroducción y mantener los logros (09/29/2011)

AMI/RAVREDA celebró 10 años de lucha contra la malaria en el Amazonas (09/15/2011)

Celebrating 10 Years of Collaboration: Looking into the Future Together (09/12/2011)

Directora de la OPS: es urgente integrar y potenciar acciones, recursos y alianzas para eliminar las Enfermedades Desatendidas en las Américas (08/18/2011)

PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)

Tackling and Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with Common Tools but Innovative Applications of Knowledge is a Moral Imperative (07/11/2011)

Se logra la interrupción de la transmisión de Oncocercosis en un foco de República Bolivariana de Venezuela (06/01/2011)

TDR Wins 2011 Gates Award for Global Health (05/20/2011)

El control de las enfermedades transmisibles, 19a ed. (05/20/2011)

Bolivia alcanza un hito clave en la lucha contra la enfermedad de Chagas (05/17/2011)

“Malaria Champions of the Americas” Seeks Nominations of Integrated Approaches and Synergies in Efforts against Malaria (04/26/2011)

Some Neglected Diseases Could be Eliminated in the Americas, PAHO Paper Says (02/19/2011)

PAHO Director: Reducing Poverty is Key to Face Neglected Diseases (02/10/2011)

12th International Dengue Course (8-19 August 2011) (01/05/2011)

2010

Rhodnius prolixus en Centroamérica, un peligroso vector de la enfermedad de Chagas que deja de serlo (12/12/2010)

Aedes Aegypti: medidas para el control del vector (11/29/2010)

PAHO Names "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2010" (11/04/2010)

PAHO Celebrates Fourth Annual “Malaria Day in the Americas," Recognizes “Malaria Champions" (10/29/2010)

Moquegua logró interrumpir transmisión de milenaria enfermedad de chagas en su región (09/20/2010)

Se realizará certificación de la eliminación de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas en la región Moquegua - Perú (09/14/2010)

Expertos en resistencia a los antimaláricos se reúnen en Panamá (07/14/2010)

World Malaria Day: Counting Malaria Out (04/28/2010)

Malaria Burden More than Halved in the Americas (04/22/2010)

Prevention of Blindness and Eye Care (03/30/2010)

2009

PAHO Recognizes "Winning Global Health Solutions" (12/15/2009)

PAHO and Canada Target Communicable Diseases in South America (11/19/2009)

Health Ministers Set Ambitious Agenda for the Americas (10/02/2009)

PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University launch the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award (06/16/2009)

PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University launch the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award (06/16/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

Ministers Commit to New Action in Health (02/02/2009)

2008

OPS co-auspicia llamado de lucha contra enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas (12/17/2008)

Malaria in the Americas: No Time to Ease Up (11/06/2008)

An Achievable Dream: Eliminating some Diseases from the Region (02/01/2008)

2005

Meeting of National Directors of Epidemiology and Malaria Programs (11/11/2005)

Vth Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Amazon Countries (04/23/2005)

2004

Third Joint Meeting of the Networks for Surveillance of Emerging Infectious Diseases (03/01/2004)

2002

2nd Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Diseases in the Amazon and Southern Cone Regions (03/25/2002)

2nd Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Diseases in the Amazon and Southern Cone Regions (03/25/2002)

2nd Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Diseases in the Amazon and Southern Cone Regions (03/25/2002)

2nd Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Diseases in the Amazon and Southern Cone Regions (03/25/2002)

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