Technical Unit News

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,…
13 Apr 2021
Washington, D.C., 13 April 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - The eruption of La Soufriere in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the current Covid pandemic, present complex challenges for individuals, families, communities and the entire society. These problems are likely to adversely affect the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of the residents of Saint…
12 Apr 2021
Geneva, 12 April, 2021 .- WHO’s new technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration shows countries ways to cut down on over US$1.4 trillion in health expenditures and lost productivity due to tobacco use worldwide. Improved tobacco taxation policies can also be a key component of building back better after COVID-19,…
9 Apr 2021
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26 Mar 2021
Washington DC, March 25, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) through the Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP) launched eleven open-access virtual courses and free of charge. The courses are self-learning, people can take them at their own pace, without defined times, and autonomously. There is no deadline to complete these…
25 Mar 2021
Washington DC, 18 March 2021 (PAHO)— Representatives from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) from the Americas participated in the "Workshop to facilitate the emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Bioscience and by Serum Institute of India, included in the emergency use list (EUL) of WHO”. The event took…
24 Mar 2021
Washington DC, March 18, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) participated in the conference on “The Future of Health Care in Latin America”, organized by the Wilson Institute, on 26 February 2021, where experts analyzed the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary reforms to strengthen health systems and…
24 Mar 2021
Washington DC, March 18, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization participated in a side event on “Regional Dialogue between health, industry, science and technology sectors,” held on 17 March, 2021, virtually, within the framework of the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable…
24 Mar 2021
Washington DC, March 18, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization participated in the fourth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which was held virtually, from 15-18 March, under the Presidency…