The COVID-19 pandemic posed a challenge for health systems that had to take regulatory decisions to ensure timely access to medicines and other health technologies, including vaccines, blood and derivatives, medical devices, reagents and in vitro diagnostics that are quality, safe and effective to the population.


Friday, October 22, 10:00 am-12:30 pm (Washington DC time)

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The Government of Chile, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invite you to the Regional Launch of…


Friday, October 1st, 2021; / 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Washington DC time)

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Enabling Knowledge for Healthy Aging: the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Platform

When:   7 September, 2021 (English event)

Time:   12:00 – 13:00 CEST

WHAT:  Should health research be conducted with children? (LIVE CONVERSATION on Facebook PAHO Caribbean & Twitter)

WHEN: Thursday 22 July, 2021, 2:00 pm (EDT)


WHO is hosting the first global gathering of leaders focusing exclusively on health in the SIDS The SIDS Summit for Health will bring together SIDS heads of states, ministers of health and others to discuss the urgent health challenges and needs they face. It will help amplify SIDS voices, promote collaborative action and strengthen health and development partnerships and financing. 


Join the Spotlight team's Facebook Live event at UN Trinidad & Tobago


30 Years After the Declaration of Caracas:
What is the Status of Mental Health Services?



Brasilia, May 14th of 2019

I conclude today my first official visit to Brazil as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, which took place between May 7th and May 14th.


On 27 September 2018, the United Nations General Assembly is staging the third High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which will undertake a comprehensive review of the global and national progress achieved in putting measures in place that protect people from dying too young from heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes.