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World Health Day: PAHO calls for equitable access to health care

This year’s campaign calls for all people to receive integrated, quality health care at the heart of the community. On April 9, PAHO will present a report in Mexico with recommendations on achieving universal health.

Washington, DC, 3 April 2019 (PAHO)- Millions of people in the world still lack access to health care and many are forced to choose between spending on health and other daily expenses. It is estimated that in the Americas around one third of the population lacks access to health care. In the framework of World Health Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling for equitable access to comprehensive and quality health care.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - March 2019

March 28, 2019

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - February 2019

February 28, 2019

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - January 2019

January 31, 2019

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - December 2018

December 28, 2018

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - November 2018

December 4, 2018

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - October 2018

November 1, 2018

New global commitment to Primary Health Care for all at Astana Conference

Declaration of Astana charts course to achieve universal health coverage, 40 years since declaration on primary health care in Alma-Ata
 
Astana, Kazakhstan, 25 October 2018 (WHO/PAHO) – Countries around the globe today signed the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care.
 

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - September 2018

October 3, 2018

New PAHO plan aims to reduce a shortage of nearly 800,000 health workers in the Region of the Americas

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).

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - August 2018

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. Read more

New visual theme of the Regional Portal of the Virtual Campus for Public Health

The Virtual Campus for Public Health has a new visual interface for the Regional Portal.

New features:

  • 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.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - July 2018

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). Read more

New course to improve nutrition programs in Latin America and the Caribbean

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 includes a one-week on-site workshop in Ecuador in December 2018.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - June 2018

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. Read more

Competition for selection of participants to the OER Regional Workshop under the CRICS10 Congress, São Paulo 2018

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.

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - May 2018

June 1, 2018

Webinar Interprofessional Education: from policies to practice in the region of the Americas

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

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

Objectives: 

  • 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.

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More than 390,000 users enrolled in the Virtual Campus - Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - March 2018

March 5, 2018

Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - February 2018

January 31, 2018

Dr. Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas

Number 9 [2017] Leaders in International Health Program - October, 2017

Scholarships for Training in Health Systems Management

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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 in French.

New PAHO Virtual Campus Caribbean Node offers English-speaking courses

Panama City, July 17, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) — The Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health, the University of the West Indies – St Augustine Campus and the University of Trinidad and Tobago, announces the launch of the VCPH Caribbean Node which offers English-speaking courses that will benefit health practitioners in the Caribbean region.

Training for Human Resources for Mental Health at the VCPH

On April 7, 2017, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) celebrates the World Health Day, and this year’s campaign is about “Depression: let’s talk”. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Support available for people with mental health disorders is limited in many countries of the world. In the Americas, the depression treatment gap can reach as high as 65%; six out of ten people with depression don’t get the treatment they need.  

Subregional Workshop on Teacher Training for the Residency Systems of Central America and the Dominican Republic

The Regional Coordination of the VCPH is participating in the "Subregional Workshop on Teacher Training for the Residency Systems of Central America and the Dominican Republic". The workshop is being held from March 1 to March 3 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

In the workshop, an adaptation to the VCPH subregional classroom of the "Teacher Training Course for the Residency System, Strategies and Pedagogical Tools" is being developed.

More than 250,000 participants at the VCPH

In recent years, the Virtual Campus of Public Health has grown substantially in the number of users and amount of courses offered. It has expanded from 40,000 participants in February 2014 to 250,000 participants in September 2016.

The Plans of Water Safety Self-learning Course was initiated

The course is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), through the Regional Task Force on Water and Sanitation (ETRAS), with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation development (AECID); It aims to provide theoretical and practical tools to companies that supply the drinking water for people, as well as medical personnel performing activities management, operation, monitoring and system monitoring water supply in the countries of the Americas in line with those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) principles.

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Capacity building for the implementation of health policy CA DOR: Master of Health Management

Opening ceremony for Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2016

The opening ceremony for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) 2016 will take place virtually on 18 May 2016 at 10:00am EST. The activity, directed from PAHO headquarters in Washington, D.C., will join PAHO/WHO staff from headquarters and country offices, current and former LIHP participants, and other partners and colleagues from ministries of health, cooperation agencies and other entities to commemorate the commencement of the LIHP 2016.

Minister, delegates and experts address strategy on open educational resources in support of sustainable development goals

The Minister of Education, Sciences and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Maja Makovec Brencic, today opened a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters of more than 50 leading experts and national delegates to develop strategies for and address challenges to Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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