Technical Unit News

3 Jun 2022
New WHO policy brief highlights actions for countries Geneva, 3 June, 2022 (WHO).- Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental health support in their response to…
31 May 2022
Washington DC, 31 May 2022 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), launched the Introductory Course on Assistive Technology in the Americas in a webinar attended by more than 130 people from 22 countries.  The objective of the course is to increase knowledge on assistive technology to promote its…
27 May 2022
TDR, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is supporting the national TB control programmes of Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, and Nicaragua, which are conducting operational research studies on the effectiveness and safety of modified shorter all-oral regimens for drug-resistant TB patients.  In the…
23 May 2022
From May 17-19, 2022, the 7th joint SARInet/REVELAC meeting was held virtually, where more than 200 participants from 39 countries of the American Region shared results and experiences on surveillance of severe acute respiratory diseases. Among the objectives of the meeting, preliminary results on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in Chile,…
19 May 2022
Washington DC, 22 April 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the webinar Adolescent Health and Development in Nurse Training in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to advance discussion on the training of nursing professionals in adolescent health and development. The event was part of the project "Better health for women and…
17 May 2022
Washington DC, May 17, 2022 (PAHO) – With the support and participation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the special supplement of BMJ innovations was launched, which brings together a selection of works that study social innovations in health that are examples of cases that have had a significant impact on the health outcomes…
16 May 2022
WHO and UNICEF call on governments, industry, donors and civil society to fund and prioritize access to assistive products 16 May 2022 | Joint News Release WHO, UNICEF | Geneva/New York. A new report published today by WHO and UNICEF reveals that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs…
6 May 2022
Washington DC, 6 May 2022 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced advances and new initiatives of the Regional Platform to Advance the Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Health Technologies in the Americas. The announcement came during a webinar on strengthening production capacities to improve access to…
6 May 2022
Washington DC, 6 May 2022 (PAHO) – In celebration of International Nurses Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged countries to collectively strengthen the nursing workforce through sustainable investment in education, jobs, leadership, professional regulation, and working conditions. "There needs to be a strategic planning process…