Technical Unit News

1 Dec 2021
The personnel at the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on Occupational Health (USA-359) visited the Gambia for a validation exercise of the “National Occupational Health and Safety Policy for Protection of Health Care Workers” with 30 members of the Gambian Ministry of Health (MoH). …
1 Dec 2021
The network's members work together to provide support to WHO on children’s environmental health (CEH). Examples of this collaboration includes: providing input for the first WHO report on e-waste and child health; developing background documents and journal reviews, including the first systematic review on e-…
1 Dec 2021
Acting on its long-standing commitment toward supporting universal health and noncommunicable diseases across the Americas Region, PAHO has continued to scale up access to affordable and quality-assured essential medicines for noncommunicable diseases, including by publishing a brochure that outlines the core medications available for Member…
29 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C. October 27th, 2021 (PAHO) Guyana is one of the four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) where Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is still endemic and a major public health problem. Although the government of Guyana has made major efforts to eliminate LF as a public health problem in the past, the last 4 years have been…
29 Nov 2021
Washington DC, November 27, 2021 (PAHO) - From 23-15 November, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) participated in the XXI Meeting of the Ibero-American Network-Council of donor and transplant organizations (known in Spanish as RCIDT), organized by the National Transplantation Organization of Spain (known in Spanish as ONT), a…
29 Nov 2021
Fifth meeting of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions: Right to health, social participation and strengthening of the EPHF Washington, DC, November 22, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization held a new meeting that brought together experts from different sectors to share experiences of social participation in…
29 Nov 2021
Washington DC, 29 November 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the University of Vermont, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center in Health Technology Management, launched three main activities to strengthen Health Technology Management (HTM) capacities in Caribbean countries.  Webinar Series on Healthcare…
26 Nov 2021
The Pan American Journal of Public Health (PAJPH), published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), announces a Call for Abstracts for an upcoming special issue on “PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres: Celebrating the achievement of our common goals,” to be published in 2022. This special issue will be part of the Journal’s 100-year…
17 Nov 2021
Washington DC, 16 November 2021 (PAHO) - The Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) presented the Initiative to strengthen trainers’ capacity to design and manage virtual courses, during a webinar, on 16 November 2021, organized in cooperation with the University Institute Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires,…