Regional News

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:53

On April 7, 2017, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) celebrates the World Health Day, and this year’s campaign is about “Depression: let’s talk”. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Support available for people with mental health disorders is limited in many countries of the world. In the Americas, the depression treatment gap can reach as high as 65%; six out of ten people with depression don’t get the treatment they need.  

In the framework of the world health day, PAHO’s Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) wants to...

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:50

The Regional Coordination of the VCPH is participating in the "Subregional Workshop on Teacher Training for the Residency Systems of Central America and the Dominican Republic". The workshop is being held from March 1 to March 3 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

In the workshop, an adaptation to the VCPH subregional classroom of the "Teacher Training Course for the Residency System, Strategies and Pedagogical Tools" is being developed.


Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:47

In recent years, the Virtual Campus of Public Health has grown substantially in the number of users and amount of courses offered. It has expanded from 40,000 participants in February 2014 to 250,000 participants in September 2016.

Panama City, October 12, 2016 (PAHO/WHO) - The Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) celebrates reaching 250,000 participants on...

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:27

The course is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), through the Regional Task Force on Water and Sanitation (ETRAS), with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation development (AECID); It aims to provide theoretical and practical tools to companies that supply the drinking water for people, as well as medical personnel performing activities management, operation, monitoring and system monitoring water supply in the countries of the Americas in line with those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) principles.


Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:49

The VCPH Regional Coordination participated in the "Capacity building for the implementation of health policy CA DOR: Master of Health Management" Technical Meeting under the agreement between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) and the Central...

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:41

The opening ceremony for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2016 will take place virtually on 18 May 2016 at 10:00am EST. The activity, directed from PAHO headquarters in Washington, D.C., will join PAHO/WHO staff from headquarters and country offices, current and former LIHP participants, and other partners and colleagues from ministries of health, cooperation agencies and other entities to commemorate the commencement of the LIHP 2016.

This year marks the thirty-first (31st) anniversary of PAHO’s International Health Program, celebrating over three decades of cooperation with...

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:10

The Minister of Education, Sciences and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Maja Makovec Brencic, today opened a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters of more than 50 leading experts and national delegates to develop strategies for and address challenges to Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

UNESCO – in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia and the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO  – organized the OER Road Map 2-day meeting of experts and...

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:16

The VCPH was present at the XI International Congress of Health Informatics, developed in Cuba between 15 and 18 March 2016.
At the congress the achievements and challenges VCPH in the framework of the strategy of working with open and interoperable resources were presented.
The conference also provided an opportunity for the workshop "The Virtual Campus of Public Health - Repository and Open Educational Resources" which was aimed, check the busy experience in recent years, analyzing their achievements and difficulties and make progress in defining the VCPH future strategy in OER Network.
The workshop was attended regional and national consultants and representatives of PAHO nodes country with more experience in the field...

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:13

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging health system policy makers, scholars and researchers in its member countries to submit abstracts related to “resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world”, this year’s theme for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which will be held on 14-18 November 2016 in Vancouver, Canada.

Individual abstracts for the symposium are to be submitted by March 20, 2016.  Health Systems Global, the Canadian Society for International Health, and PAHO/WHO are...

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:42
"Education is not acquiring skills, impart knowledge or schooling thoughts," writes Marina Garces Learn to think, one of the texts that are part of its recommended unfinished Philosophy (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2015), where argues that thinking is learning to think and "to think, teach writing, you indicate that you have been thinking something that has been something to write." Teaching is give (us) to think, "against the massive consumption of information, compared to training in competencies and skills for the market, compared to formatting the minds of the media sphere, against the uncritical consumption of cultural leisure, against all therefore, the challenge today is to give us space and time to get down to think."