Technical Unit News

31 Jan 2024
PAHO's Department of Health Equity holds a workshop on gender and equity with around 30 participants from the Caribbean countries. Washington, D.C., 31 January 2024 – PAHO's Department of Social and Environmental Determinants for Health Equity (DHE) held a workshop in Miami on January 30 and 31 focused on the analysis of gender inequities and…
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…
18 Dec 2023
Washington D.C., December 18, 2023. To commemorate International Migrants Day on December 18th, the Pan American Health Organization highlights the notable inequalities and fundamental challenges affecting the health of migrants in the Americas.   During their journey, migrants face high vulnerability due to economic limitations, increased…
18 Dec 2023
National EMT focal points, emergency medical team leaders, clinical and logistical experts and CICOM coordinators were among the 189 professionals who gathered in Mexico. Mexico. December 18, 2023. PAHO/WHO – The Emergency Medical Teams of the Americas closed 2023 with the III Regional Meeting, identifying subregional priorities and needs for…
18 Dec 2023
Deadline for submissions of nominations is Wednesday, 31 January 2024, at 17:00 (GMT)/12:00pm (EST) Theme: Protecting children from tobacco industry interference The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their…