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

Regional workshop seeks to strengthen national supply systems management in six countries
The Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developed a workshop on "Strengthening supply system with emphasis on programming and quantification of medicines and reagents", on Aug. 8-10, 2018, in Antigua Guatemala. Read more

PAHO calls for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas
Treating hepatitis C could reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by 75%, yet only 14% of those with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean are diagnosed and less than 1% receive treatment due to its high cost. PAHO has negotiated lower prices for the Region for hepatitis diagnostics and medicines through the PAHO Strategic Fund. Read more