Technical Unit News

18 Oct 2021
Two guidelines are now available to assist health care providers in appropriate, evidence-based management of neurocysticercosis, and public health stakeholders in implementing control measures for T. solium.   1- Guideline for preventive chemotherapy for the control of Taenia solium taeniasi This document provides several tools are available…
14 Oct 2021
FAO, OIE and PAHO, the implementing organizations of the regional project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance”, have signed an addendum with the European Union to extend this initiative for an additional year. This expansion, in scope and duration, will support actions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in…
14 Oct 2021
Washington DC, October 14, 2021 (PAHO) – More than 2,000 professionals from the Region of the Americas are beginning three virtual courses launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at its Virtual Campus of Public Health. These are structured as self-learning courses, allowing participants to take them independently, at their own pace…
13 Oct 2021
Washington D.C., October 13, 2021 (PAHO). In the last 20 years, one out of every four disasters in the world happened in Latin America and the Caribbean, generating more than 289,000 deaths, and affecting more than 276 million people with an estimated loss of more than 1.2 trillion dollars. These figures highlight the critical importance for…
7 Oct 2021
Washington DC, 7 October 2021 (PAHO)- On October 7th, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), led a regional consultation with Member States to inform the development of the Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology (GReAT). In 2018, the resolution WHA 71.8 “Improving access to assistive…
6 Oct 2021
Dympna Carten, Community Psychiatric Nurse, is on a mission to champion mental health care and access to services for Caymanians. Named after Saint Dympna, Patron Saint of Mental Illness who bravely pioneered mental health care in the 7th Century, Carten considers this servant leadership her calling.  “This is my dream job. No two days are…
29 Sep 2021
In the Region of the Americas, Pan-Americanism is one of the guiding principles of PAHO's technical cooperation. More importantly, the work of CCs is done in that same spirit -- countries helping countries, for the benefit of all. The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres newsletter aims to highlight this…
29 Sep 2021
Washington DC, 22 September 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launches the first French version of the virtual course “Health Technology Planning and Management” for Haiti on PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health.  The course, a joint effort with the University of Vermont, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Health…
24 Sep 2021
Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition News release of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings  A new book published today aims to help children stay hopeful and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The…