General events

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WHEN: Monday 26 September 2022 - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  EDT

HOW: Live PAHO’s Governing Bodies web page, available in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish at https://www.paho.org/en/governing-bodies

Organized by PAHO, Regional Technical Team for Water and Sanitation (ETRAS) 
Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health(CDE/CE)

International panelists:

  • Tatiana Prado
  • Maria Luisa Castro
  • Max Carbajal
  • Jorge Olivares
  • Eduardo Ortiz

Deadline for submission: 10 October 2022 (23:59 EST)


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), jointly with the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), is pleased to announce the 2022–2023 Impact Grants for Regional Priorities call for applications for operational research to support the elimination…

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 14:00 (Panama time, GMT-5)
Platform: Zoom

registration

Join us on Monday, 15 August 2022, on the Launch of the Report on Tobacco Control for the Region of the Americas 2022. This event will be broadcast through Zoom. 

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PAHO launches a call for proposals to adapt health actions to groups and territories in situations of vulnerability.   The call is aimed at the following objectives: ​​​​​​

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)  invites adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age in the Americas to participate in the "Adolescent voices" creative contest, on the occasion of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Week, which will take place in September in Latin America and in October in the Caribbean.

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Date. 29 June 2022

Time. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

The Department of Health Systems and Services/Human Resources for Health Unit (HSS/HR) is pleased to announce the official launch of the virtual self-learning course “Introduction to Health Workforce Planning for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage” in English and Spanish…

 World Hepatitis Day 

 28 July 2022  

 Bringing hepatitis care closer to you

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From September 2022, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will welcome the first cohort for the postgraduate diploma and certificate program in Health Policy and Health Systems, created through a strategic collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The objective of these new courses is to train persons who seek expertise in creating health policy and organizing…

On Friday, 17 June, 2022, WHO will launch the World Mental Health Report: Transforming mental health for all. Mental health is critically important to everyone, everywhere. All over the world, mental health needs are high but responses are insufficient and inadequate. 

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The Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly (#WHA75) will commence on 22 May and is expected to end on 28 May. It will be the first in-person Health Assembly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Assembly is to be held at the Palais des Nations, where access to meeting rooms where the meetings will be held will be restricted due to limited capacity. In view of…

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With the support of the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI), BMJ Innovations and its partner publications launch this special supplement focused on social innovation for health that shows how social innovations can positively affect health and social outcomes, drive more resilient health systems, engage communities, and help achieve universal health.

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Protecting the Right to Health and Ensuring Migrants´ Equitable Access to Health

The Pan American Health Organization cordially invites you to join the launch event of PAHO’s Information Platform on Health and Migration in the Americas, which will be held virtually on 16 May, 2022 at 11:00am (EDT).

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Join us in the meeting "Facing together the challenges of the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean" convened by the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and the Office of the Legal Counsel. The meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday, 18 May, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (EDT).

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Keynotes, panel sessions, breakouts, virtual poster sessions and exhibits

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When: May 5 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
How: live conversation on facebook.com/pahowho Youtube.com/PAHOTV

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022, celebration
‘Unite for safety – clean your hands’

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The Health for All Challenge

WHO to host 3rd edition of Walk the Talk in Geneva 

The World Health Organization will organize the 3rd edition in Geneva of the “Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge” on Sunday 22 May, on the…

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Celeberate with us PAHO's 120th Anniversary and PAHO's Cooperation in Health with Spain!

What:

Dra Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, and Ambassador Carmen Montón, Permanent Observer of Spain to the Organization of American States (OAS) invite you to PAHO's 120th Anniversary and the Cooperation of…

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Regional Platform to Advance the Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines and other Health Technologies in the Americas

WHAT: Strengthen production capacities to improve access to vaccines and other Health Technologies

WHEN: Friday, 6  May 2022, 2.00 p.m. EDT

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Watch the videos of the workshop: "Reprocessing of medical devices regulation and practices” hosted on April 19 and 20 2022

Elaboration of medical device regulation and guidelines

Ayúdanos a saber cuántos somos y dónde estamos

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Join us on Tuesday 12 April, 2022, for the launch of the WHO QualityRights e-training programme which aims to transform attitudes and practices in mental health. The launch event will include interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.  International signing and captioning will also be available.

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The Pan American Health Organization cordially invites you to join us on the launch event to present the "High-level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19", that will take place on Friday, 6 May, at 10:00 AM (EDT).

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Road traffic crashes result in the deaths of approximately 1.3 million people around the world each year and leave between 20 and 50 million people with non-fatal injuries. In addition to the human suffering caused by road traffic injuries, they also incur a heavy economic burden on victims and their families, both through treatment costs for the injured and through loss of productivity of…

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Cancer, heart diseases, diabetes and lung disease, commonly known in the global health community as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), together with mental health conditions, are one of the most significant challenges in global health today. Every year, there are more deaths from NCDs than any other disease group.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a Framework for Meaningful Engagement of People Living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) and Mental Health Conditions (MHCs) that will guide WHO and Member States in the meaningful engagement of PLWNCDs and MHCs in co-designing NCD and MHC policies, programmes, and principles.

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What: International Women’s Day 2022

When: Tuesday, 8 March 2022 at 1:30 p. m.  (EST). To dialogue and advocate for the increased generation and use of disaggregated data, the full protection of essential health workers and the acceleration of…

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"Omicron variant: Public Health, Clinical, and Vaccine Implications" webinar. The event will be streamed entirely online and free to access.

The session will have simultaneous translation options in English and Spanish

Thursday, 10 February 2022 

Time: 11:30 a.m. (EST)

 

Presentations

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Join us on Friday, 14 January, at 12 noon (AST) for a live conversation  with experts to present the publication "Doing what matters in times of stress: an illustrated guide.

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The launch of Pahola: PAHO's First Digital Health Specialist on Alcohol Use” was hosted by PAHO on Friday, 19 November 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (EST).

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Applications are open for the second cohort of the University of the West Indies Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Program, June 2022 to May 2023.

This training program focuses on creating a cohort of inter-sectorial, multidisciplinary leaders with the necessary skills to turn plans and policy into action.

Eligible Caribbean countries…

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In commemoration of Malaria Day in the Americas 2021 

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it's normal for people to have questions about them. Today, vaccines are our best hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to enjoying the people and activities we love and returning to our jobs.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective! Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.

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Clinical Management webinar on:
"Identification and Management of Post-COVID-19 Complications"

 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Time: 
11:30 a.m. (WDC, Chile)
10:30 a.m. (Colombia, México)
12:30 p.m…

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PAHO and ECLAC present joint report on prolonged COVID-19 health crisis and its impact on health, the economy, and social development

WHAT: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) present their joint report, The prolonged health crisis and its impact on health, the economy, and…

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Public Health 2021 Virtual: Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program for Public Health 2021 Virtual is now available! Sessions will be presented using a virtual conference platform from October 6-8, 11:00-16:30 (ET) daily. Registration offers participants access to over 30 sessions and associated content, the opportunity to connect with speakers and engage with participants,…

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Side event

59th DIRECTING COUNCIL 73rd Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas

WHAT: A Comprehensive Response in Health and the Economy to the Protracted COVID-19 Pandemic

WHEN: 22…

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Side event. 

59th DIRECTING COUNCIL 73rd Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas

WHAT: Technology Transfer for the Production of mRNA Vaccines in the Americas

WHEN: 21 September 2021 -  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.…

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In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 7 as the International Clean Air Day for a Blue Sky. The first International Day was held on 2020.

The day aims to prioritize the need for healthy air and the links of air pollution to other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health, and the Sustainable Development Goals. It serves as a call to…

Enabling Knowledge for Healthy Aging: the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Platform

When:   7 September, 2021 (English event)

Time:   12:00 – 13:00 CEST

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Launching event

WHAT: Launching a collaborative Regional Platform to Advance the Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines and other Health Technologies in the Americas

WHEN:  27 August 2021 

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The Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP) of PAHO/WHO invites you to the virtual seminar:
"Nutrition in early stages of life: Implications and challenges in the Americas’ Region".

The objectives of this event are:

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it's normal for people to have questions about them. Today, vaccines are our best hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to enjoying the people and activities we love and returning to our jobs.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective! Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.

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In 2020, many countries in the Americas suffered the devastating effects of an extremely active Atlantic Hurricane Season that exceeded expectations with 30 named storms. Of those, 13 became hurricanes, and 6 became major hurricanes—Category 3 or higher. 

These events, combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, presented a multi-hazard scenario that aggravated the already…

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WHO is hosting the first global gathering of leaders focusing exclusively on health in the SIDS The SIDS Summit for Health will bring together SIDS heads of states, ministers of health and others to discuss the urgent health challenges and needs they face. It will help amplify SIDS voices, promote collaborative action and strengthen health and development partnerships and financing. 

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Communities empowered against AMR in the context of COVID-19

 

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Join us for the launch of the “Caribbean Public Health Law Forum” on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Barbados time). 

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WHAT:  “Call for Update on the expression of interest to: Contribute to the establishment of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub”;

WHEN: 9 June 2021 - 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Relevant national authorities (Health, Science and Technology, Industry) as well as the industry representatives in the…

Thursday, May 27th at 11:00 AM (EST),  PAHO will hold a Facebook live session and conversation titled "Commit to Quit Tobacco: how can we move forward?".

The best of our Twitter Chat #LetsTalkVaccines is here. 

PAHO's immunization experts answered question from our Twitter audience on all things vaccines and vaccination! 

PAHO's immunization experts answer questions from our Facebook and Twitter audiences on everything vaccines and vaccination! 

Watch the recording here! 

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Comedy Here Often? (CHO) an independent Canadian comedy label, has organized a fundraising podcast event: Stop Going Viral!

The event features some of the very best comedic talent from Canada & the USA and 100% of proceeds will benefit The PAHO COVID-19 Response Fund.

Stop Going Viral! will air on April 28, 29 and 30 each day…

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On Wednesday, 14 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching the Global Diabetes Compact. The launch coincides with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a life-saving medicine for people with diabetes.

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“Streets for Life”  is the slogan chosen for the 6th UN Global Traffic Safety Week, which this year is celebrated between 17 and 23 May, to call for 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

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The Climate Change and Health Leaders fellowship training program will focus on creating a cohort of inter-sectorial, multidisciplinary leaders with the necessary skills to turn plans and policy into action.

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WHAT:

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Topic:

Launch of Training on Nursing Leadership

Time:

10:00-11:00 JA

Agenda:

 

10:00 – 10:25

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS) and the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Health Action (EIH), is pleased to launch the Special Edition on Human Resources for Universal Health of the Pan American Journal of Public Health.

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We are excited to invite you to the launch of the Regional Status Report 2020: Preventing and responding to violence against children in the Americas which offers an overview of efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children in the Region of the Americas.

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 Regional Launch of the Global Strategy for Cervical Cancer Elimination

 

On the occasion of the launch of the Global Strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer,  passed by the World Health Assembly in August 2020, PAHO/WHO is organizing a regional event to present this global strategy, and review progress with the Regional Action Plan on the…

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 

DATE: Friday, 23 October  2020

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • DATE: Thursday, 22 October  2020

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • DATE: Monday, 19 October  2020

What:

Join us for the next COVID-19 Youth Hangout!

When

Wednesday, 8 October 2020

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PAHO/WHO through BIREME/EIH, invites you to participate online in the launch of the new DeCS portal in celebration of its 34 years.

DeCS is the most important controlled vocabulary for indexing and retrieval of published scientific and technical health literature in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

When:

Friday, September 18, 2020

Time:…

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Presentations:

HRH and COVID-19 response in the Caribbean

When:

Tuesday 11 August 2020

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PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION    

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Join young people from around the Americas and experts from PAHO and UNICEF to talk about life as a young person during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Theme: Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

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Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

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The World Health Organization has established an Expert Advisory Committee to make recommendations on appropriate governance mechanisms for human genome editing.

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This Sunday, May 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) and delegations from the Americas and across the world will celebrate the second edition of the event "Walk the talk: The Health for All Challenge", at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva. While there, participants are also invited to visit the stand of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to check their physical condition and to…

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The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research.  Since its inception eight years ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world’s most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in global health research.