30 July, 2021

PAHO Director presents Annual Report at Organization of American States meeting

Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne told an Organization of American States meeting, “Together, we must continue protecting the health and well-being of all peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic even while  we recognize the tremendous fiscal, economic,  and social protection challenges faced by all countries as they struggle to meet the colossal demands generated by this pandemic.”
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PAHO launches a series of seminars on Public investment in health in times of COVID-19

PAHO launched a series of virtual seminars on “Public investment in health in times of COVID-19” that seeks to reflect on the role of health financing in the set of measures promoted by countries, in particular, those that affect the health sector. 
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Experts discuss the role of primary health care post-COVID-19 pandemic

Experts from Latin America and Europe participate in the “Development in Transition: Dialogues to chart new paths for Latin America and The Caribbean” to discuss the most relevant actions and policies that countries have developed from the first level of care to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to determine post-COVID strategic priorities for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of health systems.
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Panelists debate the development of health policies with an integrative perspective

Within the framework of the webinar series on Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), PAHO held the third meeting of this series that focused on deepening the debate on policy formulation processes with a comprehensive and integrative perspective that includes individual, collective and social determinants of health.
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PAHO Strategic Fund and Center for Global Development discuss improving access to essential health products while supporting COVID-19 response

PAHO and the Center for Global Development (CGD) co-hosted a webinar to launch the Strategic Fund’s 2020 Annual Report, bringing together diverse experts and public health leaders to shine a light on opportunities for pooled procurement mechanisms to support both priority health programs and emergency response.
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Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: Why we need to invest in advanced practice nurses

Nurses are essential at the different levels of health care. However, investment in nursing professionals has proven to be insufficient; efforts must be made to strengthen leadership and optimize this workforce for an effective response to the health needs of the population.
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