Technical Unit News

6 Jul 2021
The purpose of this course, online self-learning & tutor-guided, is to reduce mental health-related stigma and improve clinical and management skills among primary care providers when working with individuals that are experiencing mental health challenges. This Course includes the following topics: Raising Awareness, The impact of Stigma,…
25 Jun 2021
Washington DC, June 20, 2021 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the Virtual Forum for the Promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation where countries presented initiatives implemented in the Region, oriented to the community, including the participation of young people, in voluntary and altruistic blood donations.  With over…
25 Jun 2021
Washington DC, 24 June 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) presented to more than 200 representatives of the pharmaceutical industry the Central American Mechanism for the Joint Evaluation of Medicines that seeks to ensure the quality, safety, and effectiveness of medicines and health technologies in the Region. The mechanism…
25 Jun 2021
On June 7th 2021, the Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Prevention Unit hosted a webinar on Transforming health systems toward optimal NCD management as part of PAHO’s Tackling NCDs, risk factors and mental health during the time of COVID-19 webinar series. The Zoom session, which featured simultaneous translation in English and Spanish, and…
18 Jun 2021
Washington, DC, 18 June 2021 (PAHO)—Experts from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OECD), and the World Bank discussed how health systems globally have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned, during a webinar that took place…
18 Jun 2021
Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to WHO’s latest estimates, published today in “Suicide worldwide in 2019”.  Every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer - or war and homicide.  In 2019, more than 700 000 people died by suicide: one in every 100 deaths,…
16 Jun 2021
Washington DC, 16 June 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) organized a virtual meeting to disseminate WHO’s call for expression of interest to contribute to the establishment of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub. The meeting took place virtually on 9 June 2021.  Given the…
16 Jun 2021
Washington, D.C., 16 June 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - Institutions from 6 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean will receive grants for health research projects that address: trachoma, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) of Hepatitis B virus and Chagas, schistosomiasis, and tuberculosis. These grants are part of a new project…
11 Jun 2021
Washington, DC. June 21, 2021.The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) and the Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean (SIHI-LAC), supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), have…