From the production of primary data to the elaboration of complete health situation analysis, the generation of strategic health information is a basic principle of public health, on which to base the identification of needs, inequalities and priorities in health, and the monitoring of actions and policies to address them.

The Health Information and Analysis Unit (HA) coordinates PAHO's efforts to collect, process, manage, analyze, and disseminate health data and statistics from PAHO's Member States and technical areas. It contributes to the strengthening of health information in the Region through technical cooperation in the areas of: Strengthening of health information systemsHealth situation analysisRegional Core Health Data Initiative, and Family of International Classifications.

Virtual course for coders in the ICD-10

The Pan American Health Organization will conduct, from October 15, 2018, the Basic Course for coders in the ICD-10, in a new format that incorporates the updates of the ICD-10 from 2016 to 2018.

Course materials: pdf Volume 1 - pdf Volume 2 - pdf Volume 3

Technical Units

Strengthening of health information systems

Health situation analysis

Regional Core Health Data Initiative

Family of International Classifications

The Challenge of Epidemiology. Issues and Selected Readings (1989)

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The Challenge of Epidemiology. Issues and Selected Readings (1989) [pdf]

News

Health Situation in the Americas: Core Indicators 2017

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Regional Core Health Data Initiative - Basic Indicators - yearly publication [pdf]

Health in the Americas - 2017 Edition

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Epidemiological Bulletins

2008 - 2009 | 1980 - 2005

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

CIE-10
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

pdf Volume 1 - pdf Volume 2 - pdf Volume 3

Manuals and learning materials

Methods, guidelines, tools in epidemiology and health situation analysis

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Projects

We are involved in projects with the following institutions and countries:

USAID (RELACSIS)

CIDA-Canada (RELACSIS)

The World Bank

Brazil

Contact

Please contact us with any question: At PAHO headquarters in Washington, DC In PAHO Offices in the countries of the Americas