Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - June 2019
28 June, 2019
PAHO calls for blood donation systems to be strengthened to ensure 100% voluntary donations
In Latin America and the Caribbean, voluntary donation accounts for less than half of all blood supplies. For World Blood Donor Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for countries to strengthen their voluntary, unpaid blood donation systems, the best way to ensure universal access to an adequate supply of safe blood for transfusions.
The Department of Health Systems and Services agrees on strategies to support countries in the development of health systems based on primary health care
Eighty-two professionalsfrom the Department of Health Systems and Services met in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from 11 to 13 June, to consolidate PAHO's processes for technical cooperation toward Universal Health.
Selected candidates start the 2019 PAHO’s ‘Leaders in International Health’ program
Thirty-five professionals in public health, international relations and related fields, from 26 countries in the Americas, started the 2019 session of the Pan American Health Organization’s Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health program.
The Dominican Republic celebrates the First National Forum on the Strategy of Primary Health Care
In support of the strengthening of Primary Health Care as a decisive strategy to advance towards universal health, PAHO´s director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, participated in the First National Forum on the Strategy of Comprehensive Primary Health Care for Universal Health in the Dominican Republic.
Call for applications for OAS Scholarships in Brazil
The ninth edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2019 offers 513 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian Universities. Benefits include full tuition waiver, living and settlement expenses, and free Portuguese classes. Deadline to apply: August 7, 2019.
Call for applications is open for the course on Mercury effects in human health and the environment. This course explores the different forms of mercury and its compounds with their respective sources, environmental distributions, toxicological aspects, and prevention measures. Deadline to apply: July 7, 2019.
Access the webinar's recording on Human Genome Editing "CRISPR-Cas9: Molecular Scissors for Gene Editing". Presented by Juan Haro Mora, from the Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.