July 2, 2018

PAHO Executive Committee approves the proposal Plan of Action on Human Resources for Universal Health
The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the proposal Plan of Action on Human Resources for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage 2018-2023. Read more

Voluntary blood donation must be improved to ensure better patient outcomes
The Pan American Health Organization calls for intensified efforts to improve systems based on voluntary unpaid blood donation in order to prevent millions of deaths per year, including from postpartum hemorrhage, road traffic accidents and various forms of cancer. Read more

The Strategic Fund meets with the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group and with HIV/AIDS authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Within the framework of the meeting convened by the Group of Horizontal Technical Cooperation (GCTH), held on June 12-13 in Mexico, the Strategic Fund presented its structure, achievements, and opportunities offered to the countries of the region in areas of technical cooperation and access to medicines and health products. Read more

The High-level Commission for Universal Health meets to advance in their deliberations on Alma Ata in the 21st Century
The High-level Commission “Universal Health in the 21st century: 40 years of Alma-Ata” met to discuss progress and future actions in their work plan, including the preparation of the Commission’s high-level report with recommendations for the Director of PAHO/WHO to guide the way forward to achieve access and health coverage for all by 2030. Read more

Scholarships for studies  in Brazil
The eighth consecutive edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2018 offers more than 500 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian Universities. The deadline to apply is July 30, 2018. Read more

Health Ministers of the Americas Recommit to Achieving Universal Health
Ministers and delegates from the Region of the Americas shared their views on how to achieve “Health for all: commit to universal health coverage,” the theme of general debate at the plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly. Read more