3 June, 2019

72nd World Health Assembly Closes with Adoption of Resolutions on Public Health Topics
The 72nd World Health Assembly ended with the adoption of several resolutions on the world’s most relevant public health issues. Member States approved resolutions on migrant and refugee health, access to medicines, universal health coverage, patient safety, and more. Read more

Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health
At the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called on countries to invest in nurses to improve their availability, distribution and roles in order to advance towards universal health. Read more

New PAHO report on the ten-year reform of the Health System in El Salvador
PAHO presented a report with the results of the ten-year evaluation of the Health System reform implemented in El Salvador, in a event convened by the PAHO Office in El Salvador, on 17 May, 2019.  Read more

Caribbean countries participate in the workshop on Health Technology Management
PAHO and the University of Vermont, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Health Technology Management, organized a workshop on "Health Technology Management," in Washington DC, to raise awareness about the importance of the management of health technologies in the Caribbean Region. Read more

PAHO provides guidance on improving the health of migrants in countries of the Americas
PAHO has published a guidance document on migration and health that suggests five areas of action countries should take top improve the health of migrants and the populations that receive them. Read more

Technical Meeting on Universal Health and the role of the private sector  
Representatives of PAHO´s Unit of Health Services and Access participated in the technical meeting on "Universal health and the role of the private sector: regulatory challenges of the national health authorities," in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more

PAHO supports the Secretary of Health in Argentina in the implementation of Health Technology Assessment
Representatives of the Unit of Medicines and Health Technologies of PAHO participated in the International Seminar towards the creation of a National Health Technology Assessment Agency in Argentina, which took place in the city of Buenos Aires, on 2 May, 2019. Read more

PAHO evaluates the first edition of the virtual course on Integrated Health Services Network 
Students and tutors from several countries of the Region of the Americas met in Panama to evaluate the first edition of the virtual course on Integrated Health Services Network: from the concept to the action, which is offered in the Virtual Campus of Public Health platform. Read more

New Cadre of Community Health Aides in Dominica
The Ministry of Health and Social Services in collaboration with PAHO, and support of Japan Grant Funding, trained a cadre of 27 Community Health Aides aimed at strengthening the delivery of health services at the Primary Health Care level and increasing access and coverage to achieve Universal Health. Read more

Webinar Recording available online
Access the webinar's recording on Importance of quality in plans of Interprofessional Education. The objective of the event was to highlight trends and activities in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice to achieve universal health. Read more

New online course on how to implement the HEARTS technical package in Primary Health Care
HEARTS provides a strategic approach to improving cardiovascular health in countries. 
This course is intended for primary care physicians, managers, health administrators, nurses, and other health workers, such as nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, etc. Read more