Technical Unit News

6 Dec 2023
Washington DC, 6 December 2023 (PAHO/WHO) – Delegates from across the Region of the Americas recently convened to launch three new courses, aimed at strengthening health personnel skills to address violence against women and girls. Launched on November 28 during a live virtual event organized by the (PAHO) and the…
30 Nov 2023
All women and girls can be at risk of violence, but evidence suggests that the risk in certain groups is higher.  Washington, D.C., November 30 - The (PAHO) convened Afro-descendant women and men, and representatives of Indigenous Peoples, in a participatory consultation whose contributions will serve to prepare a…
28 Nov 2023
Washington D.C., 28 November 2023 (PAHO) – The , in coordination with the Virtual Campus for Public Health, presents the Portuguese version of the course "Introduction to the Renewed Essential Functions of Public Health (EPHF)." The main purpose of this online course is to introduce the new conceptual framework of…
22 Nov 2023
Washington, D.C., 22 November 2023 (PAHO)- The (PAHO) facilitated the exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices among different actors that promote age-friendly environments in the Americas during the 2nd Latin American Meeting on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. The meeting featured presentations…
22 Nov 2023
Integration of mechanisms for the generation and use of health evidence for decision making towards Universal Health Kingston, November 14 to 16, 2023 (PAHO) – the Pan American Health  Organization (PAHO), through its Departments of Innovation, Access to Medicines and Health Technologies (IMT) and Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (…
17 Nov 2023
Brasilia, Brazil (PAHO/WHO). With the objective of improving genomic surveillance of emerging pathogens in the Region of the Americas, the (PAHO/WHO) has organized the first meeting of the PAHO Regional Genomic Surveillance Networks (PAHOGen). This collaborative effort, supported by the Wellcome Trust Foundation,…
17 Nov 2023
Brasilia, Nov. 9, 2023 (PAHO) – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in collaboration with the Butantan Institute and the (PAHO) have developed a course on Vaccine Development and Production for Mercosur States Parties and Associates. …
17 Nov 2023
17 November 2023, Geneva - World leaders, cervical cancer survivors, advocates, partners, and civil society came together on November 17, to mark the third Cervical cancer elimination day of action. The initiative, which marked the first time the Member States adopted a resolution to eliminate a noncommunicable disease, has continued to gain…
15 Nov 2023
15 November 2023. Washington, D.C. PAHO – Over the past few decades Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has emerged as a crucial factor in preparing for and responding to health emergencies and disasters. The GIS Day -marked every year on November 15- is an annual event dedicated to the celebration of GIS technologies and their global…