In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems are facing a rapid increase in demand. When health systems are overwhelmed, both direct outbreak mortality and indirect mortality from preventable and treatable conditions increase dramatically.
The people of the Caribbean have endured extreme weather and climate events (including hurricanes, floods, droughts, and storms) that take lives, devastate communities and health systems, and set back development for years.
The document stresses that "a distinction must be made between the biological and physiological nature of sex, and the roles and responsibilities in society imposed and adopted according to gender beliefs."
This handbook presents recommendations to help professionals in charge of vector control programs in Latin America and the Caribbean update their knowledge to make evidence-based decisions on the most appropriate control measures.
In the framework of universal health, the Member States of the PAHO have prioritized actions to ensure that all people and communities have access, without any kind of discrimination, to comprehensive, appropriate, timely, and quality health services.
Mental health conditions impose a high burden not only on individuals, families, and society, but also on economies. In Jamaica, mental health conditions are highly prevalent and major contributors to morbidity, disability, and premature mortality. This state-of-the art study estimates the return on investment (ROI) from scaling up treatment for…
This document analyzes various components of the gender mainstreaming strategy applied to health. It provides lessons learned based on countries' experiences, achievements, and challenges, and identifies transformative and forward-looking actions to implement.