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Mandates

  • progress-implementation-2030-agenda-sustainable-developmentIn May 2016, the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA69.11 on Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This report reflects the subsequent deliberations of Member States during the sessions of the regional committees.
  • annual-report-director-2015-16 This 2016 report is focused on the Bureau's leadership and its support to Member States during the several health emergencies that occurred, beginning with the most complex health emergency of the period, the Zika epidemic. I believe that this focus is both timely and pointedly relevant CD55/DIV/7 2 given the international debate on the role of the World Health Organization during health emergencies.

  • annual-report-director-2015-16 El informe del 2016 se centra en el liderazgo de la Oficina y su apoyo a los Estados Miembros durante las diversas emergencias de salud que se produjeron, empezando por la emergencia de salud más compleja del período: la epidemia de infección por el virus del Zika. Creo que este tema es a la vez oportuno y muy pertinente en vista del debate internacional sobre la función de la Organización Mundial de la Salud durante emergencias de salud.

  • annual-report-director-2015-16 Este relatório de 2016 concentra-se na liderança e apoio da Repartição aos Estados Membros durante as várias emergências de saúde que ocorreram, começando com a emergência de saúde mais complexa do período, a epidemia de Zika. Acredito que este foco é tanto oportuno quanto particularmente relevante, tendo em vista o debate internacional sobre a função da Organização Mundial da Saúde durante emergências de saúde.

  • implementation-sdg-region-americasThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been designed as a framework to guide global development, building upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while simultaneously calling for a stronger global commitment to sustainable development over the next fifteen years (1). The SDGs are well aligned with the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (2), which emphasizes equity as a means to achieve better health and long-term development.
  • implementation-sdg-region-americasLos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) han sido concebidos como un marco para guiar el desarrollo mundial, en el que se aprovechan los logros de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), al mismo tiempo que se hace un llamamiento a un compromiso mundial más fuerte con el desarrollo sostenible durante los próximos quince años (1). Los ODS concuerdan con el Plan Estratégico de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2014-2019 (2), en el que se hace hincapié en la equidad para lograr una mejor salud y desarrollo a largo plazo.
  • implementation-sdg-region-americasOs Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) foram formulados como uma referência para orientar o desenvolvimento mundial, aproveitando as realizações dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio (ODM) e ao mesmo tempo fazendo um apelo por um compromisso global mais firme com o desenvolvimento sustentável nos próximos 15 anos (1). Os ODS são bem alinhados ao Plano Estratégico da Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde (OPAS) 2014-2019 (2), o qual enfatiza a equidade como meio de obter melhor saúde e desenvolvimento de longo prazo.
  • millenium-dev-goals-health-targets-finalIn September 2000, the United Nations (UN) adopted a series of broad goals for human development, to which all signatory countries committed support for the following 15 years. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) incorporated themes that the collective UN body deemed important to the future of human development: the elimination of extreme poverty, conservation of our natural environment, and protection and promotion of population health, among others.
  • millenium-dev-goals-health-targets-finalEn septiembre del 2000, las Naciones Unidas aprobaron una serie de objetivos amplios con el fin de impulsar el desarrollo humano y todos los países signatarios se comprometieron a respaldarlas durante los 15 años siguientes. En los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) se plantearon temas que, en conjunto, las Naciones Unidas consideraban importantes para el futuro del desarrollo humano: la eliminación de la pobreza extrema, la conservación de nuestro medioambiente, y la protección y promoción de salud de la población, entre otros.
  • millenium-dev-goals-health-targets-finalEm setembro de 2000, as Nações Unidas (ONU) adotaram uma série de amplas metas para o desenvolvimento humano, as quais todos os países signatários se comprometeram apoiar pelos 15 anos seguintes. Os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio (ODM) incorporaram os temas que o órgão coletivo das Nações Unidas considerou importantes para o futuro do desenvolvimento humano: a eliminação da pobreza extrema, a preservação de nosso ambiente natural, e a proteção e a promoção da saúde da população, entre outros.

Scientific articles

  • pan-american-journal-public-health-thematic issue-equityLa Región de las Américas, junto con el resto del mundo, se viene preparando para enfrentar los grandes retos que supone la atención de la agenda de desarrollo sostenible posterior al 2015, entre cuyos 17 objetivos se destacan la salud y el bienestar, la reducción de la inequidad y la acción sobre una amplia gama de determinantes sociales y ambientales de la salud (1). Entre las muchas lecciones aprendidas en el camino hacia el logro -esquivo, en algunos casos- de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio se destaca una primicia fundamental en estos tiempos de cambio: la primacía del principio de equidad como imperative ético para orientar, informar y definir las prioridades de la acción política en materia de salud y bienestar.
  • new-un-approach-sustainable-developmentObjective: To identify reported interventions that facilitate sustainable development and have had a positive impact on health in four areas: sustainable food production; sustainable energy use; sustainable jobs ("decent work"); and prevention of toxic exposure to chemicals.
  • tackling-climate-change-sdg-americasHuman activities are causing unprecedented changes in the climate, and threatening environmental processes. This may seem a simple statement, but in order to make it, a great amount of scientific information was necessary. There is overwhelming evidence of the burden of disease from environmental risks (1). This burden is expected to increase with the changing climate. Anthropogenic drivers have been detected throughout the climate system and are extremely likely to be the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century (2). This rapid changing climate poses direct human health challenges, and also indirect health effects due to disruptions and shifts in the services provided by the ecosystems (3). 
  • health-all-policies-partnership-sustainable-devThis article analyzes the dynamic interaction between the Health in All Policies (HiAP) agenda and the ongoing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, held in Rio de Janeiro in October 2011, the Rio Political Declaration pledged to use HiAP as a mechanism to address health inequities. In 2014, the Ministers of Health of the Region of the Americas approved a regional Plan of Action of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) that sought to call attention to the health consequences and benefits of policies and actions developed by other sectors.
  • pan-american-journal-public-health-thematic issue-equityThe Region of the Americas, together with the rest of the world, is preparing to face the major challenges presented by the post-2015 sustainable development agenda (SDA), whose 17 objectives include health and well-being, the reduction of inequity, and action on a wide range of social and environmental determinants of health (1). In these times of change, the first of many lessons learned on the road toward achieving-or in some cases, not achieving-the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is that the principle of equity is an ethical imperative essential to guiding, informing, and defining political priorities for action on health and well-being.

Technical documents

  • sdgs-preparing-regionThe present document seeks to respond to these requests from the Member States. The SDGs provide a comprehensive multisectoral roadmap for pursuing a world that is "just, equitable, and inclusive, and committed to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection and thereby to benefit all, in particular the children of the world, youth and future generations of the world, without distinction of any kind such as age, sex, disability, culture, race, ethnicity, origin, migratory status, religion, economic, or other status" (Open Working Group report).

  • world-health-statistics-2017-sgd-200pxThe 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda integrate all three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) recognizing that eradicating poverty and inequality, creating inclusive economic growth and preserving the planet are inextricably linked. Health is centrally positioned within the 2030 Agenda, with one comprehensive goal (SDG 3) and its 13 targets covering all major health priorities, and links to targets in many of the other goals.

  • Indicadores Basicos 2016Desde 1995 la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha publicado anualmente Situación de Salud en las Américas: Indicadores Básicos de forma ininterrumpida, el cual representa el conjunto mínimo de información necesario para la caracterización de la situación de salud en la Región.
  • strat-plan-paho-2014-2019Under the theme "Championing Health: Sustainable Development and Equity," the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Strategic Plan ("the Plan") sets out the Organization's strategic direction, based on the collective priorities of its Member States and country focus, and specifies the results to be achieved during the period 2014-2019.
  • Plan estratégico Este ambicioso plan es el producto de amplias consultas y de la colaboración con los Estados Miembros y el personal de toda la Organización. Al mismo tiempo que vela por que la atención se centre en los países, proporciona una dirección clara para los años venideros, permitiendo que la Organización permanezca a la vanguardia de la acción para mejorar la salud y la calidad de vida de los pueblos de la Región.

  • Plano Estratégico da Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde 2014-2019Este ambicioso plano é fruto de um intenso processo de consultas e colaboração com os Estados Membros e com o pessoal de toda a Organização. Ao mesmo tempo em que assegura o foco nos países, ele apresenta uma direção clara para os próximos anos, permitindo à Organização manter-se na vanguarda dos esforços para melhorar a saúde e a qualidade de vida dos povos da Região.

  • Core Indicators 2016Since 1995, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been publishing annually and uninterruptedly the Health Situation in the Americas: Core Indicators, which represents the minimum set of information needed to define the health situation in the Region.
  • Informe final sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio relacionados con la salud en la Región de las AméricasLa lucha por alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) relacionados con la salud entre los años 2000 y 2015 ha generado una experiencia extensa y de incalculable valor para la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) en su cometido de prestar apoyo a los Estados Miembros para la consecución de objetivos generales de amplio alcance en materia de desarrollo humano. Se lograron adelantos notables con respecto a algunos objetivos básicos de salud. Hubo, pues, motivos para celebrar algunos logros, como también para fomentar la aplicación de medidas más enérgicas y propicias. En el presente documento se resumen los logros correspondientes a los ODM relacionados con la salud explícitamente, así como los retos pendientes que habrá que tener presentes cuando se ejecute la agenda de desarrollo para después del 2015. Con el fin de mantener una perspectiva regional, cuando corresponde se han incluido datos de todas partes de la Región de las Américas, en particular de los países de América Latina y el Caribe.