31 March, 2022


Health system recovery and resilience must be top of the agenda at 2022 Summit of the Americas, PAHO Director says

In the run-up to this year’s Summit of the Americas, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has called on countries to urgently invest in health systems that are “inclusive, comprehensive and responsive,” to mitigate the impact of pandemics and other health emergencies.


PAHO guidelines help countries improve oxygen use, drawing on lessons from COVID-19 pandemic

PAHO has issued guidelines to improve oxygen use in health care facilities, many of which have faced shortages of this vital gas used in the treatment of respiratory conditions resulting from COVID-19.


Latin American manufacturers complete first training in mRNA technology in bid to improve regional vaccine production

A group of vaccine manufacturers from Argentina and Brazil have become the first to receive technology transfer training in mRNA vaccines at Afrigen, South Africa, as part of a PAHO platform to advance the availability of key medical health technologies in the region.


Authorities and experts debate strategies to boost vaccine production capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean

More than 70 international authorities, experts, and stakeholders from all over Latin America and the Caribbean met at the Second Regional Technical Workshop for Vaccine Manufacturing in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a follow-up to the First Workshop held at the end of October 2021.


PAHO presents the new Webinar Series on the renewed Essential Public Health Functions 

The new webinar series is a fundamental part of the process being carried out by PAHO to strengthen the stewardship role of the country's health authorities and the areas involved with the exercise of the Essential Public Health Functions, involving the greatest number of actors and sectors, guaranteeing an intersectoral, broad and pluralistic perspective.