Regional News

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:47

July 31, 2018

The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports in Americas reaches 1,000 reports

The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports in the Americas (BRISA) reached 1,000 reports produced by member organizations of the Regional Network of Health Technology Assessments for the Americas (RedETSA). ...

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:34

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018 (PAHO/Yale/GW) – A new course developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the Yale School of Public Health, with financing from the Government of Canada, aims to improve nutrition programs in Latin America and the Caribbean and prevent malnutrition in all its forms.

The course, “Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Nutrition Programs”, a mixed online/on-site course, began this month on the PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health.

A total of 35 professionals from the Ministries of Health of Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru were selected to take part in this initial four-month training, which...

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:15

July 2, 2018

PAHO Executive Committee approves the proposal Plan of Action on Human Resources for Universal Health
The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the proposal Plan of Action on Human Resources for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage 2018-2023. ...

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:35

The OER is a technical cooperation initiative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), conducted by the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCHP) and BIREME.

Its purpose is to create a NETWORK of Open Educational Resources (OER) that may allow the production, publication, search, and utilization of learning objects for utilization throughout the Americas Region.

What are the objectives of the OER Network Workshop to be held in December 2018 within the CRICS10 framework?

  • Presentation of successful experiences in the production of quality Educational Resources (ER) (Learning Objects) that may serve as Good Practices for...
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:04

June 1, 2018

71st World Health Assembly
The 71st World Health Assembly took place on 21-26 May in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together delegates from all Member States. The theme of the general debate at the plenary meeting was “Health for all: commit to universal health coverage”. Click here to check...

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:52

Interprofessional Education: from policies to practice in the region of the America

March 21, 2018
2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)


  • To contextualize governance models, shared resources, health and education policies and supportive management practices to determine the actions they might take to support interprofessional education practices.
  • To present practices experiences to implementing principles of the interprofessional education in the health and education policies and the benefits for health systems.


Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:02

March 5, 2018

The President of Chile will chair PAHO commission tasked with advancing universal health in the Americas 
President Michelle Bachelet of Chile will chair a high-level commission that was convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to propose solutions for expanding health coverage and access in the Americas, with the goal of leaving no one behind by 2030....

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...