Technical Unit News

11 Aug 2023
Washington, DC, August 11, 2023 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) brought together a group of experts from Member States to present the PAHO/WHO tools to implement and monitor sodium reduction goals in the Region and how countries can implement them on a mandatory basis.  Globally, it is estimated that excessive sodium intake is…
8 Aug 2023
Washington, DC, 8 August 2023 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) brought together a group of Member States experts to review existing regulatory proposals from different countries in the Region that aim to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids (IP-TFA) from the food supply. Trans fat clogs arteries and increases the risk of…
3 Aug 2023
Miami, USA 26-27 July 2023 - PAHO and CARPHA organized a workshop Building Together a Stronger Caribbean Regulatory System, with national regulatory focal points of CARICOM. Its main objective was to strengthen and optimize the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) by identifying priority areas for collaboration and action identified by national…
3 Aug 2023
Representatives from various countries in the region gathered for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic in Medellin to review the collaborative work roadmap of the network.  Washington, D.C., August 3, 2023 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held the biennial meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Antimicrobial…
28 Jul 2023
Brasilia, July 26, 2023 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a multisectoral dialogue with governments, academia, civil society, and the private sector to discuss challenges and opportunities in strengthening value chains and foster collaboration among stakeholders to strengthen innovation, development, and production of…
21 Jul 2023
21 July 2023 – WHO’s Intersectoral Global Action Plan (IGAP) on epilepsy and other neurological disorders, published today in all six UN languages, sets out the actions needed to improve access to care and treatment for people living with neurological disorders through a comprehensive, coordinated response across sectors. Neurological…
13 Jul 2023
Washington DC, 13 July 2023 (PAHO) - The Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (VCPH/PAHO) has launched a tutored course to strengthen the technical capacity of health workers in Haiti for the design, development, and monitoring of Integrated Health Services Networks (IHSDNs). Seventeen participants have begun…
12 Jul 2023
Washington DC, 12 July 2023 (PAHO) - Ten healthcare professionals in Haiti have successfully completed the course on Productive Management Methodology for Health Services (PMMHS) which aims to promote the development of productive management in the country's health services. The initiative took place from March 27 to July 1, 2023, on the Virtual…
12 Jul 2023
The purpose of this call is to disseminate and exchange initiatives implemented at the local level in the region that contribute to health, well-being and equity. Washington, D.C., July 12, 2023 - The Healthy Municipalities, Cities and Communities Movement (HMCC) launches a call to collect and recognize positive experiences on healthy…