30 August, 2019

HSS Director recognizes advances in AUGE, HIV program, health aging care and access to medicines in Chile
In the meeting with the Secretary of State, the Director of the Department of Health Systems and Services of PAHO/WHO, James Fitzgerald, highlighted the actions carried out by the Ministry of Health, aimed at facilitating access to medicines for the population. [Available only in Spanish]
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PAHO and ANVISA organize training on medicine pricing policies and regulation  
More than 30 representatives from 11 member countries of the Regional Initiative for Information Exchange on Prices, Coverage and Economic Regulation of Health Technologies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) met in Brasilia, Brazil, to participate in the training workshop on medicine pricing policies and regulation organized PAHO and the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA).
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The Regional Interprofessional Education Network of the Americas launches the criteria for affiliation to REIP
The proposal was developed by PAHO/WHO and aims to strengthen the process of coordination and technical cooperation between educational institutions, professional organizations, and Ministries of Health and Education in the interprofessional education and collaborative practice. 
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The OECD launches a Synthesis Note with input of PAHO for the Joint Network of Senior Budget and Health Officials: Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the Synthesis Note with key messages of the second meeting of the Joint Network of Senior Budget and Health Officials for Latin America and Caribbean countries focused on health budgeting practices, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the support from PAHO.
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PAHO organizes a seminar on Regulation of Ibero-American Medical Devices  
PAHO and the Ibero-American Medicines Authorities Network (known in Spanish as Red EAMI), held the seminar on "Regulation of medical devices in Ibero-American: Collaboration between the Red EAMI and the PAHO Regional Working Group on Medical Devices Regulation," in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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