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November 1, 2018
New global commitment to Primary Health Care for all at Astana Conference
Countries around the globe today signed the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen health systems based on primary health care as an essential step toward achieving universal health. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care....
October 3, 2018
PAHO Director’s Annual Report: helping countries build health systems based on primary health care
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been working with its member countries to advance the goal of “universal health” ever since ministers of health from throughout the Americas collectively endorsed that goal in 2014....
The Region’s health ministers agree to guidelines for the development of policies and plans for human resources, better worker distribution and retention, and training for family and community health specialists.
Washington, D.C., 26 September 2018 (PAHO/WHO)—Health authorities from the countries and territories of the Region of the Americas yesterday agreed on a new plan to reduce a shortfall of 800,000 health workers needed to meet the current needs of the Region’s health systems. The agreement was reached during the 56th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
The Plan of Action on Human Resources for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage 2018-2023 marks the path for the countries to have the human...
September 5, 2018
Subregional Dialogue on Health Financing
PAHO held a Subregional Dialogue on Health Financing in the Caribbean, on Aug. 28-29, 2018 in Barbados, as part of the CARICOM Member States commitment to advance towards Universal Health. The Dialogue focused on health financing arrangements and creating fiscal space for health....
The Virtual Campus for Public Health has a new visual interface for the Regional Portal.
- More simple, attractive, fast, comfortable and friendly for navigation.
- Adaptable to all devices.
- A new section were you will find courses grouped according to thematic areas.
- A new category to find subregional and country courses.
- Possibility for the user to change to the previous theme.