El ministro de Salud de Panamá, Miguel Mayo y la Directora de Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), Carissa F. Etienne, firmaron hoy un acuerdo para que Panamá adquiera vacunas a través del Fondo Rotatorio para Compra de Vacunas de la OPS, así como también insumos y medicamentos por el Fondo Estratégico de la OPS.
Even though health is a prerequisite for human well-being, health concerns have so far been virtually absent in international discussions about the planned Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, said health leaders from the Americas during a side event at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference.
Timely diagnosis and adequate treatment for those living with, or at risk of developing a non-communicable disease and self-care are keys to avoid complications and prevent premature death, and health officials from Cuba, Jamaica, Panama and Paraguay today shared their experiences in improving the health of people with these diseases.
"For fear of making a mistake, we commit the biggest mistake of all: being able to change the world, we don't do so.... It is our duty to have a direct impact on the lives of those who in the future populate this world." - Minister of Health of Ecuador Veronica Espinosa
The health sector has the opportunity and needs to engage more strongly in public debate on the effects of climate change, especially at the country level, concluded panelists who participated in a side event on this subject, held during the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).