Technical Unit News

25 Jan 2023
Since 2021 PAHO has been offering webinars to provide the countries of the Region with a useful tool to share experiences and advance in improving their public health capacities as a mechanism to strengthen and transform their health systems. Webinar series as a space to support the strengthening and transformation of health systems Washington,…
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…
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…
22 Nov 2022
Washington DC, 22 November 2022 (PAHO)- From 7-9 November 2022 , the XIII Regional Meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA) was held in the city of Brasilia, Brazil. Representatives from 18 countries discussed the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) process at all stages of the technologies’ life cycle, in order…