22/Sep/2022
Joint Action to Strengthen the Health Workforce in the Region of the Americas: Americas Health Corps
WHEN: Monday 26 September 2022 - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  EDT HOW: Live PAHO’s Governing Bodies web page, available in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish at https://www.paho.org/en/governing-bodies LIVESTREAM Background  The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted health systems in the Region of the Americas and has clearly exposed the need and urgency to build resilient health systems to be better prepared in the future against emerging threats,...
27/Jun/2022
27 June, 2022     PAHO Executive Committee concludes with call to strengthen regional health goals post- pandemic The 170th Session of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded with several resolutions passed to strengthen collaboration to support health goals in the Americas, the regional COVID-19 response, and measures to bolster the organization’s ability to support countries, particularly during health...
12/Jun/2022
Professionals from 15 countries in the region receive training in Mental Health Services Management
48 professionals who manage public mental health services, from 15 countries in the region, enrolled in the Virtual Course on Management of Mental Health Services. The course, which started in May 2022 and is set to end in August of the same year, was designed to help participants acquire the skills and abilities to effectively manage comprehensive and integrated mental health services, centered on the individual, with a community-based vision, an emphasis on primary health...
03/Jun/2022
1 June, 2022   PAHO Director urges greater investments in primary care to achieve universal health Achieving universal health requires greater investments in primary health care, financial mechanisms that guarantee access to care, reduce out-of-pocket health spending to almost zero, and build a skilled workforce, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne said. Read more     The...
01/Jun/2022
PAHO launches virtual course on health workforce planning for universal access to health and universal health coverage
More than 160 people participated in the launch of the course "Introduction to health workforce planning for universal access to health and universal health coverage,” available at the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization.  The panelists of the event were: James Fitzgerald, Director, Department of the Health Systems and Services, PAHO; Cristina Caballero, National Director, Strategic Directorate of Human Resources for Health, Paraguay; Malhi Cho, Human...
31/May/2022
PAHO launches Introductory Course on Assistive Technology in the Americas
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), launched the Introductory Course on Assistive Technology in the Americas in a webinar attended by more than 130 people from 22 countries.  The objective of the course is to increase knowledge on assistive technology to promote its inclusion in the regional agenda and improve access to quality and affordable assistive services and products for the people who need them most: people with some kind of disability, whether...
15/May/2022
Health care providers from the English-speaking Caribbean participated in a virtual course on Stigma reduction
One hundred and seven primary health care providers from sixteen English speaking countries from the sub-region of the Caribbean (Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monserrat, Trinidad & Tobago,  Turks & Caicos, Suriname, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Saint Lucia), enrolled in the Region’s first virtual course on stigma reduction. The sixteen-week virtual training, organized by the Pan American Health...
13/May/2022
3 May, 2022   PAHO Director calls for immunization gaps to be closed for all vaccines, including COVID-19 In 2020, 2.7 million children in the Americas did not receive the essential vaccines needed to keep them healthy due to interruptions in health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, warned Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne. Gaps in vaccination coverage, including for COVID-19 vaccines, must be...
18/Apr/2022
Some 220 professionals complete the course on implementation and strengthening of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Some 220 professionals from countries of the Americas completed the second edition of the Pan American Health Organization's Course on Implementation and Strengthening of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programs, hosted at the Virtual Campus for Public Health. This educational initiative was designed to provide health professionals with the tools they need for planning, implementing, and monitoring activities to optimize antimicrobial use in hospitals.  The 12-week course included six modules...
18/Apr/2022
Professionals of the Americas complete PAHO course to improve country surveillance of antimicrobial consumption
More than 570 professionals completed the course on World Health Organization methodology for the surveillance of antimicrobial consumption, offered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This second edition of the course was taken by professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The five modules of this online self-learning...

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