On May 26, 2019 (02:41:12 local time), an earthquake magnitude 8 (135 km depth) was registered in Peru, whose epicenter was located 60 km south east of Lagunas - Alto Amazonas. Source: Instituto Geofísico del Peru.
The situation is under control of local and national authorities and no international assistance has been requested.
<Washington, D.C., 26 April 2019 (PAHO/WHO) –The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published a guidance document on migration and health that suggests five areas of action countries should take top improve the health of migrants and the populations that receive them.
The five areas of action are: strengthening surveillance, information management and monitoring; improving access to health services for the migrant and host populations; improving communication and information exchange to counter xenophobia, stigma and discrimination; strengthening partnerships, networks and multicountry frameworks to understand the status and promote and protect the health of migrants; and adapting policies, programs and legal frameworks to promote and protect the health and well-being of migrants.
PAHO/WHO and UNICEF join forces to develop innovative methods for infectious disease risk mapping in the Americas
In 2018 PAHO’s Health Emergencies Department and UNICEF’s Office of Innovation joined forces to explore the potential of machine learning to predict areas of yellow fever incidence in the Americas and assess the importance of geographic and environmental factors, employing PAHO’s seminal work and unique datasets. Increasing availability of digital data and development of Machine Learning (ML) techniques, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in general, has proven extremely useful in understanding patterns of disease and health dynamics in populations. This trend of popular field of research called digital epidemiology uses digital data collected and generated inside and outside the public health system.
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