Technical Unit News

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…
21 Nov 2022
Panama, November 21, 2022. More than 30 mayors from 18 countries will meet on November 21-22 in Panama City for the V Meeting of Mayors for Healthy Municipalities, Cities and Communities in the Region of the Americas. This meeting organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) seeks to strengthen partnerships between local governments,…
17 Nov 2022
Washington DC, 17 November 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the webinar “Enabling the use of Regulatory Reliance in the Americas”, on 17 November 2022, seeking to promote the exchange of information and experiences towards greater regulatory convergence in the Region.  The activity was organized by the Pan…
15 Nov 2022
Washington, DC, 15 November 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the fourth seminar of the series “Policy options for strengthening and transforming health systems in the Americas” about social participation as a key element in health systems strengthening and transformation. The webinar, which brought together more than…
6 Nov 2022
Deadline for submissions of nominations extended until Monday, 16 January 2023, at 17:00 (GMT)/12:00pm (EST) Theme: Tobacco – People need food not tobacco 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 accomplishments in…
3 Nov 2022
Washington DC, 3 November, 2022 (PAHO) – Pregnancy is a sensitive time for both mothers and their environment. It is natural to raise questions about a variety of issues, including vaccination. Providing clear and accurate information is essential to generate confidence and thus achieve the desired immunization in both mothers and babies. When…
26 Oct 2022
Panama City, Panama. 26 October 2022 (PAHO) – In order to strengthen surveillance of public health risks and threats in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) held two workshops on the "Use of epidemic intelligence tools for signal detection." The event took place in Panama from October 19–21 for Spanish-speaking countries…
24 Oct 2022
Washington, DC, 24 October 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the third webinar of the series “Policy Options to Strengthen and Transform Health Systems in the Americas” on October 11, titled “How health sector reform impacts barriers to access: Are our health systems prepared to move towards resilience and universal…