Technical Unit News

25 Jan 2023
Since 2021 PAHO has been offering webinars to provide the countries of the Region to share experiences and advance in improving their public health capacities as a mechanism to strengthen and transform their health systems. Washington, DC, January 25, 2023 (PAHO) -  To address new challenges, in addition to those exacerbated by the COVID-19…
19 Jan 2023
Washington D.C. - The Revolving Fund with the support of the USG have worked together on filling in vaccine and ancillary supplies gaps for countries in the region of the Americas from vaccines, diluents, and syringe procurement to covering shipping costs of lifesaving goods. Only in the third quarter of 2022, 40 million syringes for COVID-19…
18 Jan 2023
Washington DC, January 18, 2023 (PAHO) - Within the framework of the project “Improved health of women and adolescent girls in situations of vulnerability” funded by the Government of Canada, 694 health workers completed the “Training of nursing professionals in adolescent health” on the Public Health Virtual Campus platform from September to…
13 Jan 2023
Bridgetown, Barbados, 13 January 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Despite the challenges of working through the pandemic, the European Union (EU)/CARIFORUM Climate Change and Health project has met most of its targets and exceeded others.  Project partners recently met in Barbados to report to the Steering and Advisory Committees on progress made within…
19 Dec 2022
The PAHO Canada Project and the PAHO Revolving Fund end the year with more vaccine-related supplies and cooperation provided to Caribbean countries and will continue throughout 2023.  December 19, 2022 - Caribbean countries and territories have been advancing their COVID-19 demand planning process for 2023 with the support of the Revolving…
19 Dec 2022
December, 2022. One of the key targets of the World Cancer Declaration (Target 7) is to improve access to accurate and affordable essential medicines and diagnostics for cancer care. However, many Latin American and Caribbean countries still lack access to these vital health products, despite a high disease burden.  Given this context, the PAHO…
14 Dec 2022
Bogotá, Colombia, December 2, 2022. - At the third meeting of PAHO/WHO High-Level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19, its members analyzed the recommendations for advancing mental health in the Americas. This meeting was held after a broad process of collective reflection and listening to experts and key actors in the countries of the Region…
13 Dec 2022
Today, WHO released its first-ever global tax manual for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Currently, at least 85 countries implement some type of SBB taxation. The WHO manual highlights the experiences of countries who have successfully implemented the tax, including Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. “Taxes on sugar-sweetened…
12 Dec 2022
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO’s regional office of the Americas, and MiracleFeet just launched an open access virtual course on clubfoot highlighting the importance of early identification, the surprisingly high prevalence, and impact of untreated clubfoot - a major cause of disability worldwide. This course, available in…