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Joint Action to Strengthen the Health Workforce in the Region of the Americas: Americas Health Corps

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

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - June 2022

27 June, 2022

Professionals from 15 countries in the region receive training in Mental Health Services Management

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 care, cultural diversity, human rights, gender, and the fight against stigma. The course is available at the PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - May 2022

1 June, 2022

PAHO launches virtual course on health workforce planning for universal access to health and universal health coverage

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 Resources for Health Advisor, PAHO; Maria del Carmen Cadile and María Isabel Duré, Consultants, Virtual Campus for Public Health. 

PAHO launches Introductory Course on Assistive Technology in the Americas

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 permanent or temporary; elderly people and people with a chronic, degenerative health condition or non-communicable disease.

Health care providers from the English-speaking Caribbean participated in a virtual course on Stigma reduction

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 Organization, Mental Health and Substance Use Unit, in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), aims to reduce stigma within the healthcare setting.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - April 2022

3 May, 2022

Some 220 professionals complete the course on implementation and strengthening of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

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 on: (1) Introduction to the problem of bacterial resistance; (2) General and organizational aspects of AMS programs; (3) Microbiological and pharmacological aspects; (4) Education and use of information technology in AMS programs; (5) Other elements essential for the development of AMS programs, and (6) AMS programs and COVID-19: Approach to comprehensive disease management. 

Professionals of the Americas complete PAHO course to improve country surveillance of antimicrobial consumption

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 course were offered at PAHO's Virtual Campus for Public Health. 

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - March 2022

31 March, 2022

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - February 2022

2 March, 2022

PAHO offers new free courses to strengthen public health

PAHO offers new free courses to strengthen public health

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is offering a series of new open access virtual courses to strengthen the knowledge and competencies of health workers in several public health disciplines.

With 1.7 million users, PAHO's Virtual Public Health Campus is a network of people, institutions and organizations that have been sharing public health courses, resources, and information since its establishment in 2008. 

The self-study courses made available at the virtual campus allow participants to complete them at their own pace, with no set time or deadline. 

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PAHO presents the new Webinar Series on the renewed Essential Public Health Functions

PAHO presents the new Webinar Series on the renewed Essential Public Health Functions

The Pan American Health Organization presents the new Webinar Series on the renewed Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), which is a fundamental part of the process being carried out by PAHO to strengthen the stewardship role of the country's health authorities and the areas involved with the exercise of the EPHF, involving the greatest number of actors and sectors, guaranteeing an intersectoral, broad and pluralistic perspective. 

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - January 2022

31 January, 2022

The Virtual Campus bulletin is now available

The Virtual Campus bulletin is now available

The Virtual Campus' News includes information about new courses and learning resources available in the platform, and news from the countries' nodes. 

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - September 2021

5 October, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - August 2021

3 September, 2021

The Caribbean Node launched two tobacco control virtual courses

Panama, 13 September 2021 (OPS)- The Caribbean Node of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Virtual Campus for Public Health launched two new tutor-based virtual courses on tobacco control.

Más de 9900 personas comenzaron el curso virtual sobre Campaña de Vacunación contra SARS-CoV2 en Argentina

Washington DC, 12 de marzo del 2021 (OPS)- La Dirección Nacional de Control de Enfermedades Inmunoprevenibles (DiCEI) del Ministerio de Salud de la Nación, el nodo argentino del Campus Virtual de Salud Pública/ Dirección de Talento Humano, ambos del Ministerio de salud, y la representación de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) en Argentina lanzaron el curso virtual sobre Campaña de Vacunación contra SARS-CoV2 que buscó capacitar a los recursos humanos para enfrentar exitosamente los desafíos que plantea la estrategia de vacunación en contexto de pandemia. Más de 9900 personas ya han comenzado a cursar esta iniciativa en línea que está próxima a finalizar.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - July 2021

30 July, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - June 2021

30 June, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - May 2021

28 May, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - April 2021

3 May, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - March 2021

31 March, 2021

Consultation on the WHO Global Learning Strategy

VCPH invites you to participate in the WHO global consultation on the Global Learning Strategy.

The World Health Organization invites you to participate in an online public consultation, on the draft WHO Global Learning Strategy. The goal of this Strategy is to make lifelong learning in health a genuine force for improving people’s health, protecting them from emergencies and ensuring universal health coverage and better health and well-being. While a broad range of stakeholders have been consulted in the development of this draft, it is now essential to develop principles, recommendations, and approaches for its implementation.

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Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - February 2021

26 February, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - January 2021

29 January, 2021

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - December 2020

21 December, 2020

Public Health Leadership: Leading the health sector during COVID-19 and beyond

Fifty-four public health officials from 10 countries and regional entities in the Caribbean started the online course on “Public Health Leadership: Leading the health sector during COVID-19 and beyond”, offered through the Caribbean Node of the Virtual Campus for Public Health, from October 12, 2020.

The course aims at building leadership skills among public health managers that would allow them to lead the response to emerging public health issues, including emergencies and disasters.

The initiative provides comprehensive skill sets and knowledge related to health leadership. Participants will learn about the theoretical foundations of public health leadership and apply their knowledge in meaningful, real-world learning activities, often related to their current work.

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