31 July, 2019

PAHO publishes the updated version of the List of Priority Medical Devices for the First Level of Care

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) published the updated version of the List of Priority Medical Devices for the First Level of Care according to the needs of the countries of the Americas. In order to reflect the health problems that generate the greatest burden of disease for the population of the Region, the list was prepared based on a review of the WHO Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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Dominica: strengthening primary care with a new cadre of community health workers

PAHO has been working with the Dominica Ministry of Health and Social Services to undertake a thorough assessment of the health system, and specific recommendations are now being implemented. One example of this is the cadre of 27 new community health workers who graduated from a training programme in September 2018, and are now starting work in communities to support health services at the primary level.
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Caribbean countries participate at the workshop on National Health Workforce Accounts

More than 30 representatives from Ministries of Health and chief nursing officers from 18 countries in the Caribbean, USA and Canada came together in Miami, US, to participate at the workshop on the National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) organized by PAHO/WHO. The meeting aimed at exploring ways to strengthen health workforce information and evidence in the Region and define roadmaps for countries’ progressive implementation of NHWA.
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PAHO Strategic Fund and Hepatitis C

On 28 July, we celebrate the World Hepatitis Day, focusing on the need for increased financing for hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services in the context of universal health. In February 2017, the PAHO Strategic Fund added high-cost medicines for hepatitis C to its Products List, offering these medicines at more affordable prices to countries of the Americas. 
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Call for applications for OAS Scholarships in Brazil

The ninth edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2019 offers 513 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian Universities. Benefits include full tuition waiver, living and settlement expenses, and free Portuguese classes. Deadline to apply:  August 7, 2019.

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Webinar recording on Health Technology Assessment 

 Access the webinar's recording on Networking on Health Technology Assessment presented by Santiago Hasdeu and Jorgelina Álvarez, from the Red Argentina Pública de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias (RedARETS). Available only in Spanish. 

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Webinar recording available online

Access the webinar's recording on the ethical challenges of human genome editing taught in Spanish by Sofía Salas from the Bioethics Center of the Medical School at Clínica Alemana/Universidad del Desarrollo (PAHO/WHO’s Collaborating Center for Bioethics). Available only in Spanish. 

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