Events

Join us in celebrating 75 years of improving public health
7 Apr 2023 - 7 Apr 2023

On 7 April 2023  ̶  World Health Day  ̶  the World Health Organization will observe its 75th birthday.

In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.   

Implementation of Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and challenges
28 Feb 2023 - 28 Feb 2023

Join us on Tuesday, 28 February, at 12.00 pm (EST)s to the webinar "Implementation of Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and challenges" hosted by the Pan American Health Organization as the final activity to mark the International Childhood Cancer Day.

Launch of PAHO virtual Course: Clubfoot can be treated: a course for healthcare workers
22 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023

Background

Join us on the 22nd February for the launch of the PAHO virtual campus course entitled: “Clubfoot can be treated: a course for healthcare workers”.

Training of Trainers on Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence during Health Emergencies in Belize
7 Feb 2023 - 3 Mar 2023

Belize’s low‐lying coasts, tropical climate and coastal erosion make it vulnerable to hurricanes, flooding and storm surges. Even though disasters impact both women and men, the former carries an extra burden. Belize’s Crime Observatory reported a consistent increase in the number of domestic violence complaints after the first case of COVID‐19 was recorded in March 2020, when lockdown…

Media Launch: Handbook on Promoting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools Handbook
7 Feb 2023 - 7 Feb 2023

On Tuesday 7 February, 2023, PAHO will be hosting a media launch to present the new handbook "Promoting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools". The event will take place via Zoom and the PAHO Youtube channel at 9:00 AM (AST or Barbados time) / 8:00 AM (EST or Washington DC time). 

Inauguration ceremony of new PAHO Director to take place on 31 January 2023
31 Jan 2023 - 31 Jan 2023

WHAT:

Swearing-in ceremony of Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr., of Brazil, as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr. Barbosa was elected in September 2022 by PAHO Member States. His five-year term begins on February 1, 2023.

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (EST - Washington, D.C. time).

Launch of the WHO Health Emergency Appeal 2023
23 Jan 2023 - 23 Jan 2023

On January 23rd at 2:00 PM Geneva (8:00 AM EST), the World Health Organization will launch its Health Emergency Appeal 2023. Join the launch via live stream.

Webinar: One year after the Food Systems Summit: Progress and challenges in the current context
17 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023

High-level event of the Task force for Food Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

Join us on Tuesday, 17 January on the webinar "One year after the Food Systems Summit: Progress and challenges in the current context", a high-level event organized by the Task force for Food Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The webinar will begin at 10:00 am (Washington DC time) / 12:00…

Public Health 2023 Virtual: Call for Submissions
12 Jan 2023 - 12 Jan 2023

CPHA is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for Public Health 2023 (CPHA’s annual conference). Public Health 2023 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. CPHA invites submissions for virtual presentation June 20 – 22, 2023.

Monkeypox (MPOX) Update
15 Dec 2022 - 15 Dec 2022

On July 23, monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO Director-General. As of December 7, there have been 55,631 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas, of which 329 have been from Central America, 201 in Guatemala.