Technical Unit News

24 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C., September 24, 2021 - The 59th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the resolution "One Health": a comprehensive approach to address health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. The "One Health" approach policy seeks to promote the coordination and collaboration of the human,…
20 Sep 2021
Experts from the Region discuss how to improve the quality of care in the delivery of health services.  Washington, DC, September 22, 2021 (PAHO) - As part of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and to celebrate this year's World Patient Safety Day, a…
14 Sep 2021
Kingston, Jamaica - September 14, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has bolstered the National Public Health Laboratory’s COVID-19 testing capacity with its donation of 30,000 antigen test kits and six new antigen test readers. The latest donation brings PAHO’s total donation of antigen test kits to over one hundred…
2 Sep 2021
September 2, 2021 - Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the WHO’s ‘Global status report on the public health response to dementia’, released today.  10.3 million people living with Dementia in the Americas According to the…
6 Aug 2021
Scholarships awarded to 12 participants to complete a 4-module course in antimicrobial resistance in Colombia and Ecuador Washington, D.C., 02 August 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – 12 professionals from 10 epidemiological surveillance and research institutions in Colombia and Ecuador received a grant to participate in the Structured Operational Research…
5 Aug 2021
With a background in nursing, midwifery and public health, but also with studies on Latin America, U.S. midwife Peg Marshall worked for many years in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) where she served as Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For years, Peg was USAID'…
30 Jul 2021
Washington, D.C., 22 July 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) facilitated two workshops called by the World Health Organization (WHO) to present and discuss the WHO policy guidance on integrated antimicrobial stewardship activities. The first workshop was held on 14-15 July for representatives from Latin American countries.…
27 Jul 2021
Highlights threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products 27 July 2021 | Departmental news | Geneva, Switzerland   Many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco, but a new World Health Organization report shows some are not addressing emerging nicotine and tobacco products and failing to regulate…
21 Jul 2021
Washington DC, 21 July, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a series of virtual seminars on “Public investment in health in times of COVID-19” that seeks to reflect on the role of health financing in the set of measures promoted by countries, in particular, those that affect the health sector, to inform the dialogue…