Technical Unit News

12 Nov 2021
The Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has closed on November 12, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, with an agreement to embark on an innovative multi-million-dollar financial plan to strengthen global tobacco control measures. This year, the Conference was held virtually. A key…
12 Nov 2021
Every 14 November, the Pan American Health Organization joins the global public health community to celebrate World Diabetes Day.  Increasing Access to Diabetes Care in the Region of the Americas.   …
10 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C., November 10, 2021 (PAHO) – Eleven countries in the Americas yesterday joined a global initiative to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems during the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26). The countries – Argentina, The Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and…
2 Nov 2021
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a common language used worldwide by professionals, such as doctors and policy makers, to systematically record and report mortality and morbidity data. With the 11th edition of the ICD coming into effect globally on 1 January 2022, several PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are…
27 Oct 2021
The Region of the Americas has benefited from the support of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres (CCs) since 1950. Since then, CCs have supported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in several technical areas, such as nursing, communicable diseases, health promotion, information systems for health, mental health…
27 Oct 2021
Washington, DC, October 26, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a new virtual self learning course on Management of Working and Employment Conditions for Human Resources for Health, available in Spanish and English, in the Virtual Campus for Public Health. The course is open access and self-administered. It is aimed…
26 Oct 2021
Washington, D.C., 25 October 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaborates with the countries of the Region to develop regulatory strategies and activities that facilitate progress in the control of antimicrobial dispensing, taking into account the situation in each country.  Regulations in some countries have been…
25 Oct 2021
On Tuesday 19 October 2021, the government of the United Kingdom, in its capacity as incoming Presidency of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), and its partners the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Greener NHS, convened a regional roundtable on…
25 Oct 2021
The report notes that the average percentage of interrupted services increased slightly from 44% in 2020 to 46% in 2021 indicating that health systems in the Americas still face significant challenges almost two years into the pandemic.    Washington DC, October 25, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced…