Technical Unit News

13 Oct 2021
Washington D.C., October 13, 2021 (PAHO). In the last 20 years, one out of every four disasters in the world happened in Latin America and the Caribbean, generating more than 289,000 deaths, and affecting more than 276 million people with an estimated loss of more than 1.2 trillion dollars. These figures highlight the critical importance for…
29 Sep 2021
Washington DC, 22 September 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launches the first French version of the virtual course “Health Technology Planning and Management” for Haiti on PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health.  The course, a joint effort with the University of Vermont, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Health…
24 Sep 2021
Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition News release of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings  A new book published today aims to help children stay hopeful and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The…
24 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C., September 24, 2021 - The 59th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the resolution "One Health": a comprehensive approach to address health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. The "One Health" approach policy seeks to promote the coordination and collaboration of the human,…
20 Sep 2021
Experts from the Region discuss how to improve the quality of care in the delivery of health services.  Washington, DC, September 22, 2021 (PAHO) - As part of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and to celebrate this year's World Patient Safety Day, a…
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…