Technical Unit News

25 Jan 2022
Washington, DC, 20 January 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has added new functions and resources to its pharmacovigilance dashboard for COVID-19 vaccines. The dashboard was developed to support the regulatory processes of vaccine introduction and surveillance of vaccine safety, consolidating information on various…
23 Jan 2022
From 1st to 3rd December 2021, a workshop in data analysis was conducted with professional from the Department of Epidemiology, Ministry of Health in Chile. Preliminary results were obtained for vaccine effectiveness against Delta and Gamma variants. Visits to a sentinel hospital for SARI surveillance and the National Laboratory (Instituto de…
23 Jan 2022
From 24th to 26th November 2021, a workshop in data analysis was conducted with professional from the Dirección General de Vigilancia de la Salud (DGVS) and the Programa Ampliado de Inmunizaciones (PAI) of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare in Paraguay. Preliminary results were obtain for vaccine effectiveness against Delta and Gamma…
4 Jan 2022
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launches its first version of a virtual library containing products and activities carried out by the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) to support PAHO/WHO's goals and mandates, as reported by PAHO and/or the CCs from 2015 to present.  About PAHO/WHO CCs WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are…
16 Dec 2021
Washington DC, 16 December 2021 (PAHO)-On December 14, as part of Universal Health Day celebrations, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) interviewed four social innovators who developed initiatives that contribute to the improvement of the health of their communities and the strengthening of local health systems during the pandemic of the…
16 Dec 2021
Sixth meeting of the Essential Public Health Functions Webinar Series in the framework of Universal Health Day 2021 Washington, D.C., December 10 2021 (PAHO)- As part of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the sixth and last meeting of the year 2021 …
16 Dec 2021
Washington DC, 16 December 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the Brazilian Network for Health Technology Assessment (known in Portuguese as REBRATS), organized the XII Meeting of RedETSA and the II Meeting of REBRATS, from 29 November to 3 December 2021, in celebration of the 10 years anniversaries of…
7 Dec 2021
WHO report reveals people in high-income countries are protected by policies on trans fat elimination, but low-income countries are being left behind Geneva, 7 December 2021.- Forty countries now have best-practice trans fat elimination policies in effect, protecting 1.4 billion people around the world from this deadly food compound, according to…
7 Dec 2021
7 December 2021, Geneva.- COVID-19 and climate change have exacerbated malnutrition in all its forms and threatened the sustainability and resilience of food systems around the world. At the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo on 7 – 8 December 2021, the World Health Organization has announced six new commitments to accelerate progress on the…