Regional Platform to Advance the Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines and other Health Technologies in the Americas

Access to essential medicines and other health technologies requires, among other elements, ensuring their safety, quality, and effectiveness, as well as making them affordable and available in a timely manner and in forms that meet the needs, while including comprehensive health services that promote their rational use. The PAHO 59th Directing Council (September 2021) approved the policy document "Increasing production capacity for essential medicines and health technologies" and the corresponding resolution CD59.R3   These documents provide a common and sustainable framework with prioritized strategic lines of action to orient and guide the countries of the Region in their work.