January 31, 2018

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

The WHO Executive Board has appointed Dr. Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization. “ One of my top priorities is ensuring that everyone has access to quality health services without fear of being impoverished", said Dr. Etienne. Read more

New online curse on Nursing Leadership
This self-learning online course, offered through the Virtual Campus of Public Health platform, aims to empower nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean by enhancing their understanding of nursing leadership and management principles that can be utilized in the practice of nursing. Upon completion of all course modules, participants receive a certificate of course completion. Read more

Call for Application Deadline: Leaders in International Health Program  

The Human Resources for Health Unit (HSS/HR) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program 2018. It is a training program designed to contribute to strengthening country capacity in international health. February 15 is the deadline for submitting applications. Read more

Health Financing and Financial Protection in the Americas
This working paper shows an overview of the health system financing situation in the Region and the advances and challenges they still face under the lens of Universal Health objectives. The first section examines health financing in the Region, with special attention to financial protection. The third and final sections discuss the immediate challenges facing the countries in terms of the need to equitably and efficiently increase financing with financial protection. Read more

New WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance –now available in Spanish
PAHO’s Regional Program on Bioethics has published the WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance in Spanish. They are available here.