Technical Unit News

18 Oct 2022
Geneva, Switzerland; 18 October 2022 .- Today, WHO is launching the first global survey to better understand and address the needs of all those affected by cancer. The survey is part of a broader campaign, designed with and intended to amplify the voices of those affected by cancer – survivors, caregivers and the bereaved – as part of…
18 Oct 2022
October 18, 2022 (PAHO) —  The Government of Canada and the PAHO Revolving Fund are continuing efforts to deliver vaccine-related supplies. From August to October, Barbados and the British Virgin Islands received Safety Boxes and Syringes to support vaccination activities. Barbados received 150,000 syringes and 2,600 safety boxes, while…
18 Oct 2022
COVID-19, conflict, climate crises exacerbate setbacks for childhood and adolescent prospects, women’s rights October 18, 2022, Berlin.- A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects for children,…
14 Oct 2022
Second meeting of the High-Level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19 was held on 13-14th October, 2022   Washington, D.C., October 14, 2022. The need to create inter-institutional synergies to integrate mental health in all areas of COVID-19 recovery was highlighted at the second meeting of PAHO's High-Level Commission on Mental Health and…
13 Oct 2022
Washington, DC, 13 October 2022 (PAHO) – Thirty-four countries In Latin America and the Caribbean have strengthened their plans and procedures for emergency and disaster response and early recovery, while another six countries are testing them for updating, according to the final report on the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO’s) 2016-2021…
28 Sep 2022
New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief. 28 September 2022, Geneva, Switzerland.- WHO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for concrete actions to address mental health concerns in the working population. An estimated 12…
27 Sep 2022
Washington D. C. 27 de septiembre del 2022.- Ministros de Salud y otras altas autoridades de los países y territorios de las Américas aprobaron la Política para mejorar la salud mental en el marco de la 30.a Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, en Washington, D. C. Estados Unidos. El Dr. Anselm Hennis,…
26 Sep 2022
PAHO convenes experts from the Americas region to share experiences, lessons learned, and challenges faced by countries to strengthen and reform health systems in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Washington, D.C., 26 September 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of virtual seminars under the…
26 Sep 2022
Los trabajos ganadores serán compartidos en la Campaña de la Semana de Prevención del Embarazo Adolescente de las Américas. Washington, D.C., 26 de septiembre de 2022. Seis adolescentes entre 12 y 19 años de Colombia, Santa Lucía, Brasil, Chile y Guatemala ganaron el concurso Voces Adolescentes que buscó recabar la opinión de los adolescentes de…