Technical Unit News


27 Oct 2020
Six countries in the Region responded to the calls of the Initiative for Social Innovation in Health to strengthen health systems, and during September and October 2020 they showcase their contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Washington, DC, 27 October 2020. (PAHO)- The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) convened more…
27 Oct 2020
Washington, D.C., 27 October 2020 (PAHO) - Representatives of national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and ministries of health from the countries of Central America launched the Central American Commission for COVID-19 Drug Surveillance, on 7 October 2020. This initiative, formalized during a meeting of the Central America COVID-19…
26 Oct 2020
By safeguarding against supply disruptions and ensuring sustainable supply, logistics, and shipping, the PAHO Strategic Fund helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on routine health services in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC, October 26, 2020 (PAHO) – As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Americas, countries and territories had…
21 Oct 2020
Hypertension - or elevated blood pressure - is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. But despite its seriousness, most persons around the world who suffer from it may not be even aware of it.  Therefore, putting the spotlight on hypertension may have major implications…
13 Oct 2020
  Introduction The Pan American Health Organization continues to strengthen its commitment to disaster risk reduction. On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, designated by the United Nations General Assembly, we celebrate the progress the Region of the Americas has made in disaster risk reduction. It is also a day when we…
6 Oct 2020
The United Nations Officer for Disaster and Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) joined efforts in organizing the online training entitled “Making Cities Resilient: Developing and implementing local…
1 Oct 2020
Geneva, Switzerland.- On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic…
1 Oct 2020
Washington DC, September 30, 2020 (PAHO) - Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) presented the Solidarity Clinical Trial to authorities from the ministries of health of the Americas, in a virtual meeting, held on September 24, 2020. "The world is hopeful with the arrival of a vaccine to…
30 Sep 2020
Washington, DC, 30 September 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—Countries in the Region of the Americas have been making considerable progress in improving health systems’ resilience since 2016. Still, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural deficiencies in health, social, and economic policies that need to be addressed to improve equity, political and social…