Grants awarded in the WHO Americas Region for research on health and migration

research health mass migration 1190x574Twelve research projects have been awarded grants following a 2019 call for applications to conduct research on sexual and reproductive health and rights, infectious diseases of poverty and the health systems response linked to the current mass migration in the Americas.

Born with congenital defects: stories of children, parents and health care professionals providing lifelong care

sofia 5Montevideo, Uruguay, 2 March 2020 (CLAP-PAHO) - Every year, around 8 million newborns are born worldwide with a severe congenital defect, and about 3 million will die before the age of 5 years. In Latin America, birth defects account for up to 21% of the deaths of children under 5 years and one out of five babies dies from birth defects during the first 28 days of life.

Free course on maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response available in English and Spanish

Curso MPDSRThe Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPSSR) course 2019 is now available, the objective of which is to provide skills to implement new Maternal and Perinatal Death Audit Committees or strengthen existing committees.

Strengthening research in an epidemic: Zika in Latin America

antenatal care visit zikaResearch is a key component of WHO’s strategic response to Zika virus infection and researchers in countries most affected by the disease outbreak play a critical role.Their work ensures that any public health intervention is not only evidence-based but also tailored to meet local need and context.

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