Technical Unit News


28 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 26 April 2021 (PAHO)-The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched, three open-access virtual courses that offer educational resources to strengthen hospital disaster resilience in the Region. The courses, offered in PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health, are self-learning, people can take them at their own…
28 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 22 April 2021 (PAHO)- Forty-two health practitioners from ten hospitals in Haiti participated in a ten-week virtual training course to strengthen the hospitals’ capacity to deal with crisis situations in the country. The initiative was organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Human Resources for Health unit, PAHO/…
23 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 23 April 2021 (PAHO)—The World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Ministry of Health of Argentina, organized the 2021 Fair Pricing Forum, which took place virtually between 13-15 and 20-22 April 2021, and focused on improving access to medicines and health products through fair pricing.  James Fitzgerald,…
23 Apr 2021
The new conceptual framework of the Essential Functions of Public Health is a guide for the analysis of barriers to access that must be present and mainstreamed in the policy formulation cycle. Washington, DC, 23 April 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of webinars on the Essential Public Health Functions (…
21 Apr 2021
Ahead of World Malaria Day, marked annually on 25 April, WHO congratulates the growing number of countries that are approaching, and achieving, zero cases of malaria. A new initiative launched today aims to halt transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025. Of the 87 countries with malaria, 46 reported fewer than 10 000 cases of the…
21 Apr 2021
Brasília, 21 April 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) finished the pilot project “Strengthening Pharmacovigilance and Adherence to Malaria Treatment in the Region of the Americas (VigilADMa).” The country was the first to implement and complete the action, developed in the municipality of Manaus, State of Amazonas, from…
21 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 21 April 2021 (PAHO) -The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) shared with the countries of the Region a model proposal for the development of national work plans to transform pharmaceutical services towards primary health care (PHC). The document provides guidance for the development of the main content sections of…
21 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 21 April 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) together with the Centro Universitario de Farmacología de Argentina (known in Spanish as CUFAR), PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center in Argentina, is collaborating with countries in the Region of the Americas to register the national consumption of antimicrobials…
21 Apr 2021
Washington DC, 21 April 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- The course on the implementation and strengthening of Programs for Optimizing Antimicrobials (PROA), developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and offered on the Virtual Campus for Public Health, finished. More than 320 managers, leaders, and health professionals from Argentina, Brazil,…