Technical Unit News

14 Feb 2024
Washington, D.C. February 14, 2024. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to avoid a repeat of the immense health, social and economic repercussions the world experienced from such a devastating health crisis, the countries of the world decided to work together to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response capacities through…
13 Feb 2024
February 13 2023 — The responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials needs to be improved in all sectors - human, animal, plant/crop, and environment - to preserve their public health benefits. In particular, antimicrobials that are medically important for human medicine need to be preserved by reducing their use in the non-human sectors. The WHO…
6 Feb 2024
Panama City, February 5, 2024 (PAHO) - The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) in Panama City, Panama, will host a significant workshop on Bioinformatics Analysis for SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance from February 5th to February 9th, 2024. This groundbreaking event was organized by PAHO's Unit for Infectious Hazards Management…
31 Jan 2024
Washington DC, January 31, 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank and the Lancet Americas launched the Commission on Primary Health Care (PHC) and Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), to develop a comprehensive conceptual policy framework for PHC and resilience; identify fundamental…
29 Jan 2024
Washington, D.C., 29 January 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is launching a call for Good Practices on Health and Migration in the Region of the Americas to strengthen actions aimed at protecting the right to health of migrants and ensure equitable access to quality health services.  This call also aims to promote…
25 Jan 2024
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 25 January 2024 (PAHO/WHO) – More than three hundred nurses, midwives, and student health professionals participated in comprehensive COVID-19 capacity building as part of a nationwide program to counteract COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy within the general population and the healthcare system. Trained to…
19 Jan 2024
Washington DC, 19 January 2024 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica, conducted a workshop aimed at identifying strategic and high-priority actions resulting from the evaluation and strengthening of the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF). Following the…
15 Jan 2024
January 15, 2024. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially launched its 2024 Health Emergency Appeal in a high-level livestreamed event on Monday 15 January 2024. The Appeal, which targets over 166 million people who will require health assistance in 2024, aims to enable response to 41 ongoing health crises and deliver critical…
11 Jan 2024
Washington, DC, January 11 2023 (PAHO). The PAHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Immunization held its XI Ad hoc virtual meeting on 21 November 2023 to consider the evidence on the safety and efficacy of the tetravalent live attenuated dengue vaccine developed by Takeda (TAK-003), as well as the safety and efficacy of the maternal RSVPreF…