Technical Unit News

1 Jul 2022
Washington D.C. 1 July 2022 (PAHO) – More than 160 people participated in the launch of the course "Introduction to health workforce planning for universal access to health and universal health coverage,” available at the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization.  The panelists of the event were: James…
30 Jun 2022
New York, 30 June 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the political declaration to be adopted by Member States during the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Global Road Safety. It commits to cut road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030, a milestone for road safety and sustainable mobility. The…
27 Jun 2022
The 170th session of the PAHO/WHO Executive Committee reviewed the draft Policy for Improving Mental Health in the Region of the Americas and resolved to recommend its approval by the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference. The Executive Committee recognized the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of the…
24 Jun 2022
This technical note follows the publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022 on 6 October 2021. This strategic document states that the goal of global COVID-19 vaccination efforts is to “substantially increase population immunity globally to protect people everywhere from disease,…
22 Jun 2022
Washington D.C., 22 June 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized the X Meeting of Regulatory Authorities for the Strengthening of the Regulatory Capacity of Medical Devices in the Americas, from June 1 to 3 2022, in the context of the activities of the Regional Working Group on Medical Device Regulation.  During 1…
22 Jun 2022
Washington DC, 22 June 2022 (PAHO/WHO)- The Pan American Health Organization Strategic Fund has published the 2021 Annual Report ahead of the 170th Session of the Executive Committee, as ministers of health and other key stakeholders convened to discuss important advances made in public health across the Region.  The report comes amidst the…
21 Jun 2022
Credit for photos: Mr.Glendon Holder of Ministry of Health of St Vincent and the Grenadines On the island of St Vincent, the volcano La Soufriere erupted unexpectedly in April 2021, forcing the urgent displacement of 20,000 inhabitants. This led to significant disruptions in people’s lives, health and disruption to the island’s healthcare system…
21 Jun 2022
From 7th to 10th June 2022, a joint visit was conducted between the Immunization Unit (FPL/IM) and the Influenza Surveillance Unit (PHE/IHM) in order to review the indicators and procedures for sentinel surveillance of ARI in the country, conduct a workshop for data analysis and obtain national estimates of effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-…
16 Jun 2022
Mental Health professionals from the Caribbean and Latin America participated in a training of trainers and are developing plans to implement the training at country level Washington DC, 16 June 2022 (PAHO) - Forty-one mental health professionals from 15 countries in the Caribbean and thirthy eight from 14 Latin American countries, enrolled in…