January 31, 2019

The Health Systems and Services team meets in Guyana to review focus countries roadmaps towards Universal Health
Senior staff from the Department of Health Systems and Services, Washington D.C. traveled to the PAHO Office in Georgetown, Guyana where they met with the Minister of Public Health, Honorable Volda Lawrence, to discuss the country’s roadmap towards Universal Health. Read more

PAHO launches a list of priority medical devices for the first level of care for the countries of the Americas
For the first time, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) developed a List of Priority Medical Devices to be used in the first level of care according to the needs of health care in the countries of the Americas. The list was compiled from a review of the WHO Clinical Practice Guidelines. Read more
Access the List of PMD: List PMD English.pdf

Nearly 70 professionals of National Regulatory Authorities for Medicines finished the course on Sanitary Regulation of Biological and Biotechnological Products
Nearly 70 professionals from National Regulatory Authorities for Medicines of 18 countries of the Americas completed the virtual course on "Sanitary Regulation of Biological and Biotechnological Products - Edition 2018" of PAHO Virtual Campus. Read more

PAHO supports training in Master's and Doctoral programs for nurses in Guyana
PAHO/WHO, together with the College of Nursing of Riberão Preto at the University of São Paulo, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Research Development, is supporting the training of 13 nurses in Guyana in Master's and Doctoral programs offered at the university in Brazil. Read more

PAHO launches special issues on Alma-Ata with scientific evidence in support of universal health  
The Department of Health Services and Systems of PAHO partnered with the Pan American Journal of Public Health to produce a special issue that addresses specific issues in the field of primary care, with the purpose of providing scientific evidence for decision making at different levels. Read more

PAHO-supported regional regulatory mechanism yields first recommended high blood pressure and cancer medicines in CARICOM
The Caribbean Regulatory System recommended its first non-communicable disease medicines to CARICOM countries, including amlodipine for high blood pressure and anastrozole for breast cancer at the end of 2018. The mechanism is managed by CARPHA, in close technical cooperation with the Unit of Medicines and Health Technologies at PAHO. 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