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14 Sep 2022
The 2022 edition of the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS/MeSH) is fully compatible with the most recent version of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary, produced by the NLM. The DeCS/MeSH thesaurus is the result of one of the main technical cooperation actions between BIREME/PAHO/WHO and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM),…
12 Sep 2022
Montevideo, 12 de setiembre de 2022. On September 8 and 9, a delegation from the Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women's Health and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) visited the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).  The objectives of this action were: to advance in the definition of the Reproductive Health Research Center of Campinas…
8 Sep 2022
On August 30, 2022, in a hybrid event in person at the Central Library of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, in La Paz, Bolivia and online, the Bolivian National VHL was launched. The event was attended by officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports, such as the Director of Health Services, Igor Pardo, and officials from the Universidad…
1 Sep 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 1 September 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) hosted an orientation for the newly appointed Ministers of Health of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada on the Organization’s structure, functions, and its technical cooperation. The Prime…
1 Sep 2022
Montevideo. September 1,2022. On August 30th, more than 300 people attended the webinar Strategies, tools and challenges for the implementation and strengthening of human milk banks in Latin America and the Caribbean. During the opening, Dr. Suzanne Serruya, Director of the Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women and Reproductive…
1 Sep 2022
Belize City, Belize, September 1, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – As health systems continue to adapt and cope with the pressure caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the pandemic has shown the importance of strengthening response capacity during emergencies. In recognizing the vital role that access to proper medical equipment plays, the Government of the Republic of…
1 Sep 2022
Belize City, Belize, September 1, 2022 (PAHO) - On August 31, 2022, over 50 nurses, doctors, community health workers, health educators, and nutritionists from all the health regions of Belize gathered to learn and engage in a Breastfeeding Sensitization Training Session. In collaboration with PAHO/WHO Belize, INCAP, UNICEF, and the Ministry of…
1 Sep 2022
At the beginning of June 2022, two PAHO/WHO Country Offices (Colombia and Venezuela) and two Specialized Centers (BIREME and PANAFTOSA) that are in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, were involved in a joint and effective action to send 2,000 human rabies vaccines, to help handle an emergency in Venezuela. This action became a successful regional…
31 Aug 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados, 31 August 2022 (PAHO) - A PAHO/WHO workshop on Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination or Immunization (ESAVI) for Dominica and Barbados, has met with success according to participants in the five-day workshop. The ESAVI workshop was organized for public health nurses, staff of the Ministry of Health of Barbados and…