June 1, 2018

71st World Health Assembly
The 71st World Health Assembly took place on 21-26 May in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together delegates from all Member States. The theme of the general debate at the plenary meeting was “Health for all: commit to universal health coverage”. Click here to check out news, events, videos, and documents from the 71st WHA.

PAHO calls on the role of nurses in primary health care to be expanded
Expanding the role of graduate, primary health care nurses will improve access to health care, particularly in areas with limited numbers of health care professionals, reveals a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), launched during the International Nurses Day celebration. Read more

Thematic issue on the health system in Cuba
The health system in Cuba: progress and challenges, is the theme of the special issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, which was presented at the III Cuba Salud International Convention 2018. Read more

PAHO reaffirms the importance of traditional medicine to advance towards universal health
The Pan American Health Organization reaffirmed the importance of integrating traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) services into national health systems in the region of the Americas. Read more

New Self-learning Course on Universal Health
PAHO presents a new self-learning course on the Strategy for Universal Health and Universal Health Coverage. The course is available on the Virtual Campus platform since May 2018. The self-learning course is free and aimed at health professionals and students, health managers, decision makers, civil society and community members. Read more