HEARTS-SUBREGIONAL WORKSHOPS 2023
In 2023, the HEARTS in the Americas initiative held four subregional workshops to update and share the innovations related to the implementation of HEARTS in the Americas, strengthening commitment and accelerating the implementation and expansion of the initiative in the countries.
The first workshop in South America was held in Argentina on April 19 and 20, followed by the Caribbean Subregional Workshop held in St. Lucia from May 16-18, and the Central American workshop held in Panama on June 6 and 7. Finally, the Andean Subregional Workshop took place in Ecuador from October 2 to 4, 2023. These workshops allowed the sharing of implementation experiences among the countries, identifying the main challenges in implementation and defining the best approach options, identifying roadmaps to accelerate implementation and scaling in countries, and expanding best practices.
Andean Subregional Workshop and National Workshop of Ecuador
(Ecuador, October 2-4, 2023)
Within the framework of the commemoration of World Heart Day, celebrated every September 29, the HEARTS Andean Subregional Workshop in the Americas was held in Ecuador. The country was chosen as the host due to its efforts and successes in implementing the HEARTS strategy. The workshop was attended by representatives and delegates of the Ministries of Health of the Andean countries (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador) and other invited countries, such as El Salvador, Chile, Saint Lucia, and Paraguay, as well as technical teams from the MSP and PAHO/WHO.
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Central America Subregional Workshop
(Panama, June 6-7, 2023)
The workshop was co-organized by co-organized by the Representation of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Panama and the Regional Program/HEARTS in coordination with the Diabetes Program. It included experts from PAHO/WHO and representatives from seven countries (Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Panama), made up of the coordinators and technicians who participate in the implementation of this initiative in the ministries of health and PAHO.
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Virtual Workshop: Continuous Quality Improvement, HEARTS 2023 Performance, and 2024 Priorities.
On November 30 and December 1, 2023, the latest virtual workshop of HEARTS on Continuous QI took place. The essential components of the quality improvement system designed for the HEARTS initiative were reviewed, and the best regional experiences in its implementation were shared. The workshop showed the 2023 performance of HEARTS and 2024 priorities and promoted the regular use of the system for monitoring and evaluation in HEARTS-implementing countries. The performance evaluation results of these countries were discussed, and areas of technical cooperation were identified.
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