Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - November 2020
2 November, 2020
Rapid antigen tests arriving in countries to assist in COVID-19 response in the Americas
The Pan American Health Organization has deployed 190,000 new COVID-19 antigen diagnostic tests donated to four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is conducting training to implement pilot testing of their operation. PAHO’s Strategic Fund is working with the countries to facilitate access to these diagnostic tests.
PAHO accompanies the transformation of health professions education in times of COVID-19
PAHO has accompanied in recent months multiple virtual activities organized by the networks of associations and faculties of medicine at the international level where experts discussed the prospects for the future development of health education in the Americas.
More than 900 health professionals enroll to the course on the implementation and strengthening of Programs for Optimizing Antimicrobials in the Americas
With more than nine hundred people enrolled, PAHO launched the course for the implementation and strengthening of Programs for Optimizing Antimicrobials (PROA, in Spanish), aimed at leaders, managers and health professionals who develop tasks related to the use of antimicrobials in health institutions.
Stay informed on COVID-19
Check-out all the information available on COVID-19 in PAHO´s website: number of cases reported in the Americas, technical guidelines, epidemiological alerts, guidance and research in the Americas, infographics, and social media cards.