Technical Unit News

16 Dec 2021
Washington DC, 16 December 2021 (PAHO)-On December 14, as part of Universal Health Day celebrations, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) interviewed four social innovators who developed initiatives that contribute to the improvement of the health of their communities and the strengthening of local health systems during the pandemic of the…
16 Dec 2021
Sixth meeting of the Essential Public Health Functions Webinar Series in the framework of Universal Health Day 2021 Washington, D.C., December 10 2021 (PAHO)- As part of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the sixth and last meeting of the year 2021 …
16 Dec 2021
Washington DC, 16 December 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the Brazilian Network for Health Technology Assessment (known in Portuguese as REBRATS), organized the XII Meeting of RedETSA and the II Meeting of REBRATS, from 29 November to 3 December 2021, in celebration of the 10 years anniversaries of…
7 Dec 2021
WHO report reveals people in high-income countries are protected by policies on trans fat elimination, but low-income countries are being left behind Geneva, 7 December 2021.- Forty countries now have best-practice trans fat elimination policies in effect, protecting 1.4 billion people around the world from this deadly food compound, according to…
7 Dec 2021
7 December 2021, Geneva.- COVID-19 and climate change have exacerbated malnutrition in all its forms and threatened the sustainability and resilience of food systems around the world. At the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo on 7 – 8 December 2021, the World Health Organization has announced six new commitments to accelerate progress on the…
1 Dec 2021
The personnel at the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on Occupational Health (USA-359) visited the Gambia for a validation exercise of the “National Occupational Health and Safety Policy for Protection of Health Care Workers” with 30 members of the Gambian Ministry of Health (MoH). …
1 Dec 2021
The network's members work together to provide support to WHO on children’s environmental health (CEH). Examples of this collaboration includes: providing input for the first WHO report on e-waste and child health; developing background documents and journal reviews, including the first systematic review on e-…
1 Dec 2021
Acting on its long-standing commitment toward supporting universal health and noncommunicable diseases across the Americas Region, PAHO has continued to scale up access to affordable and quality-assured essential medicines for noncommunicable diseases, including by publishing a brochure that outlines the core medications available for Member…
29 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C. October 27th, 2021 (PAHO) Guyana is one of the four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) where Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is still endemic and a major public health problem. Although the government of Guyana has made major efforts to eliminate LF as a public health problem in the past, the last 4 years have been…