Technical Unit News

10 Aug 2022
August 10, 2022 (PAHO) — PAHO and its Revolving Fund continue to ease access to COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies with the support of the Government of Canada. From May 2022 and by the end of the year, several countries in the Region have received 2.8 million syringes and will receive 162,000 more. The project also contemplates so far 32,…
4 Aug 2022
Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment. UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO have brought together a new alliance to fix one of the most glaring disparities in the AIDS response. Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are…
18 Jul 2022
Washington, DC,  18 July 2022 (PAHO) - From 12 to 14 July 2022, representatives of the Ministries of Health of PAHO Member States and relevant Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as civil society organizations from Latin American and Caribbean countries, participated in a three-day, two-part hybrid event. Tobacco use is responsible…
12 Jul 2022
World Drowning Prevention Day, declared through the April 2021 UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/75/273 “Global drowning prevention”, is held annually on 25 July. This year the theme is "Do one thing - to prevent drowning" This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on…
12 Jul 2022
Washington DC, 12 July 2022 (PAHO) - 48 professionals who manage public mental health services, from 15 countries in the region, enrolled in the Virtual Course on Management of Mental Health Services. The course, which started in May 2022 and is set to end in August of the same year, was designed to help participants acquire the skills and…
9 Jul 2022
The Quadripartite organizations - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) are pleased to announce the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022: ‘…
6 Jul 2022
In a webinar organized by the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) and the HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit (HT/CDE) of PAHO, countries of the region shared their experiences with SIP Plus in monitoring and eliminating congenital syphilis. Montevideo, 6 July 2022 (…
1 Jul 2022
Washington D.C. 1 July 2022 (PAHO) – More than 160 people participated in the launch of the course "Introduction to health workforce planning for universal access to health and universal health coverage,” available at the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization.  The panelists of the event were: James…
30 Jun 2022
New York, 30 June 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the political declaration to be adopted by Member States during the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Global Road Safety. It commits to cut road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030, a milestone for road safety and sustainable mobility. The…