Technical Unit News

1 May 2022
1 May 2022, Mexico City.-  Mexico’s National Law of Mobility and Road Safety, passed by the country’s Senate in December 2021, marks a major step forward in the country’s efforts to reduce the stubbornly high numbers road traffic deaths and to boost equitable and sustainable access to transport services for everyone. Despite extensive…
28 Apr 2022
The second report in a series detailing exploitative marketing practices employed by US$ 55 billion baby formula industry, shows parents, particularly mothers, are being insidiously and persistently targeted online   28 April, 2022, Geneva (Switzerland).- Formula milk companies are paying social media platforms and influencers to gain…
25 Apr 2022
Washington, DC, 25 April 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized the seventh meeting of the webinar series on the essential public health functions (EPHF), focused on the training strategies developed by PAHO to strengthen the institutional capacities of countries. This initiative involves a significant  number of…
21 Apr 2022
From September 2022, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will welcome the first cohort for the postgraduate diploma and certificate program in Health Policy and Health Systems, created through a strategic collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The objective of these new courses launched on Tuesday April 19, is to…
20 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has developed a tool to evaluate Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programs in hospitals, which includes additional indicators to those proposed in the World Health Organization's (WHO) tool. The tool will help countries and health facilities determine their level of…
20 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University Center for Pharmacology (CUFAR)—a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center belonging to the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of La Plata, Argentina—are collaborating with countries of the Americas to record national consumption of…
18 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - Some 220 professionals from countries of the Americas completed the second edition of the Pan American Health Organization's Course on Implementation and Strengthening of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programs, hosted at the Virtual Campus for Public Health. This educational initiative was…
18 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - More than 570 professionals completed the course on World Health Organization methodology for the surveillance of antimicrobial consumption, offered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This second edition of the course was taken by professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,…
29 Mar 2022
Front-of-package labeling advances in the Americas  The Argentine Law No. 27,642 came into effect, establishing the incorporation of warnings on the front-of-package of containers and regulating the marketing, promotion, sponsorship, and the offer of products with excess sugars, fats, and sodium in schools according to PAHO criteria.  Buenos…