Join us on Friday, 10 March 2023, for the launch of the Special Issue devoted to PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres, "Celebrating the Achievement of Our Common Goals", published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health. This event will be broadcast through Zoom.
How to participate
- Date: Friday, 10 March, 2023
- Time: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm (EDT), see bottom of the page for additional time zones.
- Zoom registration link
- Language: simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
About the Special Issue
WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are typically parts of institutions such as universities, hospitals, research institutes, academies, or ministries that have been designated by the WHO Director-General to carry out activities supporting the Organization's programs by providing information, services, and expertise; thereby strengthening their own national capacity for training, research, and collaboration for health development.
Currently, there are more than 800 CCs in over 80 Member States. Within the Region of the Americas, there are over 180 PAHO/WHO CCs in 16 Member States. CCs work with PAHO/WHO in areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, and food safety, among others.
This special issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health showcases some of the work carried out by CCs over a 4-year period, both one on one and through the various CC networks existing. CCs have historically been encouraged to develop working relations with other CCs by creating or joining collaborative networks.
We wish to thank PAHO/WHO CCs for their support to the Organization in the pursuit and achievement of its mandates and goals, and we look forward to continuing in the future.
Read the selected articles here.
- 10:00 AM – Welcome
- Ms. Eliane Pereira dos Santos, Advisor, Knowledge Management and Networks, PAHO/WHO
- 10:05 AM – Opening remarks
- Dr. Sebastian Garcia-Saiso, Director, Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, PAHO/WHO
- 10:15 AM – Summary of Special Issue
- Ms. Sandy Weinger, Specialist, Program Management and WHO Collaborating Centres, PAHO/WHO
- 10:20 AM – PANEL 1: Noncommunicable Diseases and Risk Factors
- Moderator: Dr. Claudina Cayetano, Advisor, Mental Health, PAHO/WHO
- 10:40 AM – PANEL 2: Health Systems and Human Resources
- Moderator: Dr. Silvia Cassiani, Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health Personnel Development, PAHO/WHO
- 11:00 AM – PANEL 3: Pandemic Preparedness
- Moderator: Mr. Olger Gonzalez, Human Rights Advisor, PAHO/WHO
- 11:10 AM – Importance of Scientific Evidence
- Dr. Damian Vazquez, Managing Editor, Pan American Journal of Public Health, PAHO/WHO
- 11:15 AM – PANEL 4: Health throughout the Life Course and Occupational Health
- Moderator: Dr. Patricia Morsch, Advisor, Healthy Aging, PAHO/WHO
- Dr. Jerry Spiegel, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Dr. Fernando Díaz-Barriga, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico
- Dr. Sammy Almashat, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland Baltimore, USA
- Dr. Nancy VanDevanter, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, USA
- 11:40 AM – PANEL 5: Digital Health and Infodemics
- Moderator: Mr. Marcelo D’Agostino, Senior Advisor, Information Systems and Health, PAHO/WHO
- 11:55 AM – PANEL 6: Neglected Diseases
- Moderator: Dr. Ruben Santiago Nicholls, Advisor, Neglected Infectious Diseases, PAHO/WHO
- 12:10 PM – Closing Remarks
- Ms. Eliane Pereira dos Santos
7:00 a.m. — Los Angeles
9:00 a.m. — Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San Jose, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mexico City
10:00 a.m. — Bogota, Panama City, Kingston, Lima, Quito, Havana, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince
11:00 a.m. — Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Paz, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santo Domingo
12:00 p.m. — Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago
4:00 p.m. — Geneva, Madrid