Washington DC, March 22, 2024 (PAHO) - To promote its initial activities, from March 5 to 7, the members of the Commission on Primary Health Care (PHC) and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), convened for the first time with the objective of reviewing and updating the policy framework that will guide its activity; design a work…
Washington, D.C., March 25, 2024 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announces that, motivated by the high interest of participants, the call for Good Practices in Health and Migration in the Region of the Americas to strengthen actions aimed at protecting the right to health of migrants and ensure equitable access to quality…
A major new study released by The Lancet Neurology shows that, in 2021, more than 3 billion people worldwide were living with a neurological condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) contributed to the analysis of the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factor Study (GBD) 2021 data.Neurological conditions are now the leading cause of…
Washington, D.C., 19 March 2024 ― The first comprehensive research agenda for climate change and health in the Caribbean has been released. Entitled Research for Action on Climate Change and Health in the Caribbean: A Public, Private, People’s and Planetary Agenda, and it identifies 18 research priority areas for future study and capacity…
Panama, 11 March 2024 (PAHO/WHO) - In a collaborative effort to strengthen regional capacity for surveillance of diseases caused by hantavirus and arenavirus transmitted by rodents in the Americas, the Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) in Panama has hosted a significant meeting of international collaboration. From March…
Trinidad and Tobago, March 4-8, 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) not only actively participated but also played a crucial supportive role in facilitating the involvement of PAHOGen Reference Sequencing Laboratories in a pioneering workshop from March 4th to March 8th in Trinidad and Tobago, focusing on the Bioinformatic Analysis…
Washington, D.C. February 29, 2024. With regret, PAHO’s Special Program on Comprehensive Immunization (CIM) informs that Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Matus, Chief of the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit from 2007 – 2022, passed away today in Mexico City. Dr. Ruiz, a Mexican health professional, was appointed head of PAHO's Comprehensive Family…
Washington DC, 29 February 2024 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in partnership with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, hosted the webinar titled “Improving capacities of nurses through graduate education”. The webinar was held on 27…
Washington D.C., 25 February 2024 (PAHO)– More than 14,000 professionals have enrolled in the virtual course Introduction to the renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF): Fundamentals, conceptual framework and evaluation methodology offered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) since its inception in 2022. Its Portuguese version,…