Technical unit news

12 Aug 2020
  State of the World’s Nursing Report - 2020 and country profiles (NHWA online portal)  provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce, as well individual country profiles presenting key statistics on nursing workforce. Statistics of country capacity on education regulation,…
11 Aug 2020
Washington, DC.- PAHO has published a training workbook on Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in Spanish and English, aimed at healthcare providers, to assist in the diagnosis and recognition of FASD. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) represent a range of physical, mental, and behavioral disabilities caused by alcohol…
11 Aug 2020
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invites applications for the first English cohort of the certification course in Electronic Immunization Registries (EIRs) open to all professionals supporting or willing to support the implementation of EIR-related information systems. The purpose of this course is to strengthen country capabilities by…
28 Jul 2020
Washington, DC, 28 July, 2020 (PAHO) - The Central American Mechanism for the Joint Evaluation of Medicines announced it is now open to receive dossiers from companies wanting to register products in Central America, as of August 1, 2020.  The Mechanism seeks to ensure the quality, safety, and effectiveness of medicines and health…
28 Jul 2020
The original version of this publication in Spanish, was presented by the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne in Havana, Cuba, during the International Convention on Public Health, "Cuba Salud 2018". Washington, DC, July 28, 2020- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the English version of the publication “Fiscal Space for…
10 Jul 2020
Meet Florence, WHO's first virtual health worker, designed to help the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users quit. She uses artificial intelligence to dispel myths around COVID-19 and smoking and helps people develop a personalized plan to quit tobacco.  Users can rely on Florence as a trusted source of information to achieve their quit goals. She…
25 Jun 2020
Washington, DC, 24 June 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization supports countries' efforts on malaria elimination responding to potential disruptions to healthcare supply chains and stockouts of key antimalarial supplies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Ensuring timely access to key medicines and supplies that are difficult…
25 Jun 2020
Washington D.C., June 24, 2020 (PAHO)— The National Regulatory Authority of Guyana (Government Analyst, Food and Drug Department) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency/ Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS) adopted the PAHO recommended procedure of reliance for Emergency Use Authorization in the COVID-19 pandemic. The agencies…
17 Jun 2020
On may 27, 2020, a virtual meeting was organized by PAHO, FAO, OIE and the EU with participation of representatives of Ministries of Health and Agriculture from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, to start officially with the activities of the project: ‘Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance’ to ensure a…