Technical Unit News

Mexico City, May 16, 2024 (PAHO) - The Regional Meeting 2024 of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Network (SARInet) and the Network for the Evaluation of Vaccine Effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean - Influenza (REVELAC-i) concludes after three days of intense working sessions. This event highlights advances in surveillance and…
PAHO and partners advance trachoma elimination with projects integrating indigenous communities and gender equity actions.Washington, DC, May 28, 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with the support from the Government of Canada, convened the Sixth Regional Trachoma Meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, from May 6-10, 2024.The meeting…
Washington DC, 3 June 2024 (PAHO) –The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized a side event at the 3rd Meeting of the G20 Health Working Group in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, focusing on “Sustainable Financing for Primary Health Care (PHC): building the foundation of Resilient…
Washington DC, May 29, 2024 (PAHO) - The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of training seminars for tutors involved in the courses offered on the educational platform. The purpose is to improve the technical skills and capacities of its teaching teams, in virtual tutoring.…
23 May 2024. Washington, D.C. (PAHO)- In a collaborative effort between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the University of Maryland (a WHO collaborating centre) with the support of the United Sates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), representatives from 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries (…
Miami, Florida, May 14, 2024 (PAHO) -- Ministry of Health representatives from 24 Caribbean countries took part in a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) workshop aimed at strengthening the use of risk communications and community engagement (RCCE), to manage and mitigate health emergencies and improve vaccine uptake.“RCCE is key for…
Washington, D.C., May 14, 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in a joint initiative with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB), held the seminar "Inclusive Digital Health at the First Level of Care," where representatives from the organizations provided an overview of the current landscape of digital…
Washington DC, 13 May 2024 (PAHO) - In the Region of the Americas, approximately seven million nurses are at the forefront of health promotion, disease prevention, and health management. On International Nurses Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted the importance of discussing gender, leadership, and innovation in nursing…
The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes the first global guidelines to prevent the occurrence of bloodstream and other infections caused by use of catheters placed in minor blood vessels during medical procedures.Poor practices in the insertion, maintenance, and removal of these catheters carry a high risk of introducing germs directly to…