Technical Unit News

10 Aug 2022
August 10, 2022 (PAHO) — PAHO and its Revolving Fund continue to ease access to COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies with the support of the Government of Canada. From May 2022 and by the end of the year, several countries in the Region have received 2.8 million syringes and will receive 162,000 more. The project also contemplates so far 32,…
4 Aug 2022
Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment. UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO have brought together a new alliance to fix one of the most glaring disparities in the AIDS response. Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are…
4 Aug 2022
Representatives from Ministry of Health across the Region of the Americas came together to discuss the importance of social participation in health and to share their experience on this topic.    Washington, D.C., 4 August 2022 (PAHO/WHO)- Forty-four representatives from 19 countries met to review and provide their input to the technical…
30 Jul 2022
Washington, D.C., 30 July 2022 (PAHO)-The Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA) held its 33rd edition of the webinar program discussing the topic "Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Technology Assessment". The event was held on 29 July with more than 210 people from 25 countries. Sebastián García Martí, Department of…
18 Jul 2022
Washington, DC,  18 July 2022 (PAHO) - From 12 to 14 July 2022, representatives of the Ministries of Health of PAHO Member States and relevant Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as civil society organizations from Latin American and Caribbean countries, participated in a three-day, two-part hybrid event. Tobacco use is responsible…
13 Jul 2022
Washington, D.C., 13 July 2022 (PAHO) - As part of the work to contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the countries of the Region of the Americas are making progress in strengthening their systems for evaluating the consumption and use of antimicrobials at both the national and hospital levels. Within the framework of "Working together to combat…
12 Jul 2022
World Drowning Prevention Day, declared through the April 2021 UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/75/273 “Global drowning prevention”, is held annually on 25 July. This year the theme is "Do one thing - to prevent drowning" This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on…
12 Jul 2022
Washington DC, 12 July 2022 (PAHO) - 48 professionals who manage public mental health services, from 15 countries in the region, enrolled in the Virtual Course on Management of Mental Health Services. The course, which started in May 2022 and is set to end in August of the same year, was designed to help participants acquire the skills and…
9 Jul 2022
Campaign Guide The Quadripartite organizations - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment…