Technical Unit News

26 May 2021
Washington DC, 24 May 2021 (PAHO)- On 28 April, the International Chamber of Commerce, together with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber, CARICHAM, and the CARICOM Private Sector Organization, hosted a webinar on “The role of the private sector in the vaccination rollout process”. The goal of this activity was to provide the private sector community…
26 May 2021
Washington DC, 24 May 2021 (PAHO)- Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) discussed the challenges and best approaches to implementing the essential public health functions (EPHFs) in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Advancing Essential Public Health…
25 May 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 May 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean-Community (CARICOM) launched the Human Resources for Health Action Task Force for the Caribbean, on 20 April 2021, as part of the response to COVID-19 and other health emergencies in the Sub-region. This effort came as a mandate by the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)…
25 May 2021
It is a key tool for strengthening the capacities of health authorities and decision-making through monitoring, evaluation, and generation of evidence. Washington, DC, 20 May 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the second meeting of the series of virtual seminars on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) that…
21 May 2021
Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General Statement  |  New York/Geneva In 1981, health officials from around the world gathered at the World Health Assembly to address aggressive marketing tactics by the infant and young child feeding industry, which was promoting formula…
17 May 2021
Today marks the start of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, highlighting the benefits of low-speed streets in urban areas and calling on policy-makers to limit speeds to 30 km/h (20 mph) on streets where pedestrians, cyclists and others who are most at risk mix with motorized traffic.   Every year, more than 1.3 million people die in…
9 May 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacovigilance Dashboard Objective To support regulatory processes for the introduction and the monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines safety, consolidating in a single tool…
7 May 2021
PAHO Webinar Series: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), risk factors and mental health during the time of COVID-19   Background: On 27 April 2021, from 11:00am to 12:30pm EST, the Mental Health and Substance Use Unit hosted a webinar on Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic as part of PAHO’s Tackling NCDs, risk factors and…
5 May 2021
News release Geneva, 5 May 2021.- Most people consume double the WHO-recommended 5g of daily salt intake, putting themselves at greater risk of the heart diseases and strokes that kill an estimated 3 million people each year. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new set of global benchmarks for sodium levels in more than 60…