PAHO has organized a series of webinars within the CARMEN network to support exchange of information between countries, and to promote the adoption of best practices in NCD and risk factors policies, plans and programs. The series started in July 2017 and will run through December 2017.

The webinars are addressed mainly to CARMEN Network members (NCDs managers and coordinators in the ministries of health and NCD PAHO focal points), but also their colleagues in charge of areas related to NCDs risk factors, as well as other colleagues in the Ministry of Health or other ministries can be invited to participate, accordingly with their interest on the topic of the webinar.


14 July 2017 – Scientific evidence on the influence of labeling on the perception and choice of foods and beverages (in Spanish).

Speaker: Gastón Ares. Núcleo Interdisciplinario “Alimentación y Bienestar”. Universidad de la República, Uruguay

20 July 2017 – Alcohol marketing regulation 

Speaker: Dr. Maristela Monteiro. Senior Advisor on Alcohol, PAHO/WHO


21 November 2017 – Results of the NCD Progress Monitor 2017 and WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Montevideo


  • Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, PAHO
  • Ms. Silvana Luciani. Noncommunicable Diseases  Unit Chief, PAHO
  • Dr. Adriana Blanco. Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief, PAHO

Presentation: Measuring progress on NCD targets and indicators in the Americas

Note: the program will be updated as the sessions are confirmed.