Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - June 2021
30 June, 2021
PAHO’s Executive Committee ends with key resolutions on pressing health issues in the Americas
The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded its 168th Session with draft resolutions on key issues such as resilient health systems, and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
High-level event: The role of Primary Health Care in the COVID-19 pandemic response and leading equitable recovery
The event aimed to call on political leaders worldwide to reaffirm the importance of primary health care in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health-related emergencies, and share best practices of strengthening primary health care to facilitate COVID-19 response, promote equitable recovery and boost health system resilience.
PAHO celebrated World Blood Donor Day with a Forum to promote voluntary donation
Representatives from Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru presented their experiences to improve access to blood donation, and initiatives to address donation in times of COVID-19.
Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness
The Joint Statement from the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities and World Health Organization aims to help healthcare professionals answer questions about the role of regulators in the oversight of COVID-19 vaccines.
Call from the Social Innovation in Health Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) and the Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean (SIHI-LAC), supported by PAHO, the Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), have launched a new call for socially innovative health projects and solutions that have improved public health and the delivery of equitable health services, during COVID-19 pandemic.
PAHO presented the Central American Mechanism for the Joint Evaluation of Medicines to the pharmaceutical sector
PAHO presented the Central American Mechanism for the Joint Evaluation of Medicines to representatives from the pharmaceutical industry. The Mechanism seeks to ensure the quality, safety, and effectiveness of medicines and health technologies in the Region.
Should health research be conducted with children?
Conducting health research with children is an ethical imperative that seeks to protect their well-being and advance their health and equitable treatment. An estimated 70% of the drugs regularly administered to children have not been studied with them.