Technical Unit News

15 Jun 2022
Applications to enrol in the second cohort open in the Virtual Campus of Public Health until 25 July 2022 Washington DC, 15 June 2022 (PAHO) – One hundred and seven primary health care providers from sixteen English speaking countries from the sub-region of the Caribbean (Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman…
13 Jun 2022
PAHO has launched LIVES series, a collection of short videos as a new resource to strengthen capacity of health workers on identification and first-line support in cases of sexual assault or intimate partner violence. The series, produced with the support of Canada, is part of PAHO´s work to provide technical assistance to Member States to respond…
10 Jun 2022
Washington, DC, 10 June 2022 (PAHO/WHO) - Nicaragua hosted the meeting of National Regulatory Authorities directors and technicians from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, to update the status of the joint evaluation of dossiers and determine future actions for its implementation. The mechanism for the joint…
3 Jun 2022
New WHO policy brief highlights actions for countries Geneva, 3 June, 2022 (WHO).- Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental health support in their response to…
31 May 2022
Washington DC, 31 May 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), launched the Introductory Course on Assistive Technology in the Americas in a webinar attended by more than 130 people from 22 countries.  The objective of the course is to increase knowledge on assistive technology to promote its…
27 May 2022
TDR, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is supporting the national TB control programmes of Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, and Nicaragua, which are conducting operational research studies on the effectiveness and safety of modified shorter all-oral regimens for drug-resistant TB patients.  In the…
23 May 2022
From May 17-19, 2022, the 7th joint SARInet/REVELAC meeting was held virtually, where more than 200 participants from 39 countries of the American Region shared results and experiences on surveillance of severe acute respiratory diseases. Among the objectives of the meeting, preliminary results on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in Chile,…
19 May 2022
Washington DC, 22 April 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the webinar Adolescent Health and Development in Nurse Training in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to advance discussion on the training of nursing professionals in adolescent health and development. The event was part of the project "Better health for women and…
17 May 2022
Washington DC, May 17, 2022 (PAHO) – With the support and participation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the special supplement of BMJ innovations was launched, which brings together a selection of works that study social innovations in health that are examples of cases that have had a significant impact on the health outcomes…