Technical Unit News


6 Aug 2021
Scholarships awarded to 12 participants to complete a 4-module course in antimicrobial resistance in Colombia and Ecuador Washington, D.C., 02 August 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – 12 professionals from 10 epidemiological surveillance and research institutions in Colombia and Ecuador received a grant to participate in the Structured Operational Research…
30 Jul 2021
Washington, D.C., 22 July 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) facilitated two workshops called by the World Health Organization (WHO) to present and discuss the WHO policy guidance on integrated antimicrobial stewardship activities. The first workshop was held on 14-15 July for representatives from Latin American countries.…
27 Jul 2021
Highlights threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products 27 July 2021 | Departmental news | Geneva, Switzerland   Many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco, but a new World Health Organization report shows some are not addressing emerging nicotine and tobacco products and failing to regulate…
21 Jul 2021
Washington DC, 21 July, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of virtual seminars on “Public investment in health in times of COVID-19” that seeks to reflect on the role of health financing in the set of measures promoted by countries, in particular, those that affect the health sector, to inform the dialogue…
20 Jul 2021
Washington, D.C., 20 July 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – Enrollment for the second offering of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) virtual course on the implementation and strengthening of Programs for Optimizing Antimicrobials Use (PROA, in Spanish) will open on 10 August, 2021.  The roughly 70-hour course, offered on the PAHO Virtual Campus…
16 Jul 2021
Following the World Health Organization's SIDS Summit for Health, and as part of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum which followed the WHO Summit, Dr. María Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment Department at the World Health Organization talked about the unprecedented health challenges Small Island Developing States…
16 Jul 2021
From the webinar series on Essential Public Health Functions   Washington, DC, 12 July 2021 (PAHO)- Within the framework of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the third meeting of this series that focused on deepening the debate on policy formulation processes…
15 Jul 2021
Washington DC, July 14, 2021 (PAHO) - Experts from Latin America and Europe participate in the “Development in Transition: Dialogues to chart new paths for Latin America and The Caribbean” to discuss the most relevant actions and policies that countries have developed from the first level of care (FLC) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to…
14 Jul 2021
PAHO and the Center for Global Development (CGD) co-hosted a webinar to launch the Strategic Fund’s 2020 Annual Report, bringing together diverse experts and public health leaders to shine a light on opportunities for pooled procurement mechanisms to support both priority health programs and emergency response. Washington, DC, July 13, 2021 (PAHO…