December 28, 2018

PAHO urges collective action to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access health care

“Unite for universal health: now is the time for collective action” was the theme for International Universal Health Day 2018, which took place on 12 December. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) joined the commemorations with a call to work together to find solutions that will ensure that all people have access to quality health services, without having to endure financial hardship. Read more

More than 170 health professionals completed the course on Integrated Health Services Networks

Health professionals from 17 countries of the Americas finished the virtual course on "Integrated health services networks (IHSN): from concept to action”, at PAHO´s Virtual Campus of Public Health. Read more

PAHO launches a report on “30 years of SUS - Which SUS for 2030?” and highlights the importance of primary health care 

The publication summarizes some of the greatest knowledge and experiences accumulated in the Unified Health System (SUS), with a view to contributing to Brazil's achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more

Call for Applications: 2019 International Health Leaders Program

Professionals with managerial or executive experience in public health, international relations or related areas are invited to apply to participate in the 2019 Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) of the Pan American Health Organization. The application deadline is 15 February 2019. Read more

Advances and challenges in Interprofessional Health Education in the Americas

From 6-7 December, 2018, took place the Third Technical Meeting on Interprofessional Health Education (IPE): Improving the capacity of human resources to achieve universal health. Several countries have advanced in IPE through the development of diverse actions in the field of research, workshops, conferences, mapping and recognition of IPE experiences. Read more

PAHO experts advise national authorities on access to medicines in Costa Rica

In the meeting, which took place on 27 November, 2018, participants discussed the current situation and the country's challenges in terms of access to medicines and other health technologies. Read more

New publication: Pregnant Women & Vaccines against Emerging Epidemic Threats. Ethics Guidance for Preparedness, Research and Response

The Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies (PREVENT) Working Group released a guidance that provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. You can find the full guidance here