Technical Unit News

18 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - Some 220 professionals from countries of the Americas completed the second edition of the Pan American Health Organization's Course on Implementation and Strengthening of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programs, hosted at the Virtual Campus for Public Health. This educational initiative was…
18 Apr 2022
Washington DC, 18 April 2022 (PAHO) - More than 570 professionals completed the course on World Health Organization methodology for the surveillance of antimicrobial consumption, offered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This second edition of the course was taken by professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,…
29 Mar 2022
Front-of-package labeling advances in the Americas  The Argentine Law No. 27,642 came into effect, establishing the incorporation of warnings on the front-of-package of containers and regulating the marketing, promotion, sponsorship, and the offer of products with excess sugars, fats, and sodium in schools according to PAHO criteria.  Buenos…
25 Mar 2022
In March 2022, PAHO in collaboration with Basic Health International, started convening a training program for the implementation of the HPV test for targeting medics, nurses and laboratory personnel in Antigua and Barbuda. This initiative consists of didactic sessions given by experts from international organizations, government institutions and…
24 Mar 2022
Washington D.C., March 18, 2022 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization presents the new Webinar Series on the renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), which is a fundamental part of the process being carried out by PAHO to strengthen the stewardship role of the country's health authorities and the areas involved with the exercise of…
22 Mar 2022
The Initiative HEARTS in the Americas, led by the Ministries of Health with the participation of local stakeholders and the technical cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has been recognized by the World Heart Awards in the category of "Advocacy in Cardiovascular Health". The award, given by the World Heart Federation,…
9 Feb 2022
Last month, the first meeting of WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) on Air Quality and Health was held to share updates on WHO and CC activities, to discuss the gaps and opportunities for the next two years and to identify synergies with the WHO Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group.  
28 Jan 2022
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26 Jan 2022
  The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Theme: Tobacco – Threat to our environment Guidelines for nominations The objective of these criteria is to facilitate…