Technical Unit News

17 Nov 2021
Washington, DC, November 17, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto signed a new three-year agreement that seeks to continue to strengthen and expand joint efforts focused on health and migration in the Region of the…
17 Nov 2021
New HPV vaccine prequalification aims to rectify gross inequities in access to lifesaving tools New R&D recommendations for artificial intelligence-based screening technologies New investments and commitments by the French government’s L’Initiative facility, FIND, University of Miami, WHO Geneva, 17 November 2021 - Today WHO joins…
16 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C., November 16, 2021 (PAHO/WHO) - On September 14 and 16, 2021, delegates of faculties and schools of pharmacy from 24 countries of the Region of the Americas participated in the 12th Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education (PCPE). This virtual meeting on the "Prospects for pharmaceutical education using new technology-…
15 Nov 2021
This week the Second Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products is convened. Parties to the Protocol must also be Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The number of Parties to the Protocol will soon reach 64, as the treaty enters into force in the most recent country…
12 Nov 2021
The Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has closed on November 12, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, with an agreement to embark on an innovative multi-million-dollar financial plan to strengthen global tobacco control measures. This year, the Conference was held virtually. A key…
12 Nov 2021
Every 14 November, the Pan American Health Organization joins the global public health community to celebrate World Diabetes Day.  Increasing Access to Diabetes Care in the Region of the Americas.   …
10 Nov 2021
Washington, D.C., November 10, 2021 (PAHO) – Eleven countries in the Americas yesterday joined a global initiative to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems during the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26). The countries – Argentina, The Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and…
2 Nov 2021
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a common language used worldwide by professionals, such as doctors and policy makers, to systematically record and report mortality and morbidity data. With the 11th edition of the ICD coming into effect globally on 1 January 2022, several PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are…
27 Oct 2021
The Region of the Americas has benefited from the support of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres (CCs) since 1950. Since then, CCs have supported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in several technical areas, such as nursing, communicable diseases, health promotion, information systems for health, mental health…