Regional News

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:43

January 31, 2018

Dr. Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas

The WHO Executive Board has appointed Dr. Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization. “ One of my top priorities is ensuring that everyone has access to quality health services without fear of being impoverished", said Dr. Etienne....

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:47

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) of Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and Galilee International Management Institute – Israel (GIMI) are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in its certificate courses: Health Systems Management in English, French and Spanish, and Community Management of HIV/AIDS...

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:09

Panama City, July 17, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) — The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health, the University of the West Indies – St Augustine Campus and the University of Trinidad and Tobago, announces the launch of the VCPH Caribbean Node which offers English-speaking courses that will benefit health practitioners in the Caribbean region.

“At the Virtual Campus we recognize the need to develop English-speaking courses for a...

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...