Technical Unit News


10 Mar 2021
Washington, DC. March 10, 2021 (PAHO) - Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death globally for the last 20 years. In the Americas , approximately 1.1 million people lost their lives in 2019 alone due to ischemic or coronary heart disease, with high blood pressure as the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease (more specifically…
9 Mar 2021
Younger women among those most at risk: WHO Joint News Release | GENEVA | NEW YORK—Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence…
9 Mar 2021
Objectives of the Department The objective of the Health Emergencies Department (PHE) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is to increase health sector resilience to emergencies and disasters. PHE assists Member States to strengthen the health sector’s capacities in prevention, risk reduction, preparedness, surveillance, response,…
9 Mar 2021
Sao Paulo, 09 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Decision-making in health that is informed by scientific evidence is a process that includes finding, selecting, evaluating, and integrating the best available evidence for certain health conditions and contexts. The Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Information Center (BIREME) and the Knowledge and…
8 Mar 2021
Geneva, Switzerland .- A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, is being introduced today by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thereby averting an estimated 2.5 million deaths.  In recognition of International Women’s Day, WHO…
8 Mar 2021
With the support of the WHO FCTC Secretariat-FCTC 2030 Project through funds from the Government of the UK, the purpose of the virtual meeting is to increase capacity to strengthen implementation of Article 5 (sections 1, 2 and 3) of the WHO FCTC in the Region of the Americas, specifically…
3 Mar 2021
Washington, D.C., 18 February 2021 (PAHO) —The Communicable Disease and Environmental Determinants of Health Department of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), along with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites grant applications to facilitate and strengthen elimination-oriented operational…
24 Feb 2021
Washington DC, February 22, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conducted a theoretical simulation exercise to support countries in reviewing and updating their national plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in Central America. The initiative sought to provide timely information on regulatory development and approval, logistics…
24 Feb 2021
Washington DC, February 23, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization participated in the “4th Regional Technical Meeting of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the Americas” held virtually on 23 and 30 November 2020. The theme of the event was" Resilient health systems for interprofessional collaboration in the COVID-19 pandemic…