Friday, April 22, 2022
10:00 a.m. (EDT)

The renewed EPHF is part of the stewardship functions of health authorities to strengthen and transform health systems towards universal health. This proposal responds to the public health challenges in our region and is framed by PAHO's regional strategy of universal access to health and universal health coverage as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Webinar will has simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Objective(s) of the meeting: 

As part of the webinar series on the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) organized by PAHO, this first webinar of the year aimed to introduce the training strategies that PAHO will develop to strengthen the institutional capacities of countries, as well as to present the launch of the renewed conceptual framework document of the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) in Portuguese.

Brief synthesis of the topics: 
  • The renewed EPHF and its relevance for Brazil: launch of the conceptual framework document in Portuguese
  • The Virtual Campus for Public Health, educational platform for technical cooperation
  • EPHF education/training strategies for the year 2022
  • Building the capacity of health authorities within the framework of the global health agenda to ensure universal health
Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 
  • James Fitzgerald: Director of Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO
  • Socorro Gross Galiano: PAHO/WHO Representative in Brazil
  • Gabriel Listovsky: Regional coordinator Virtual Campus for Public Health, PAHO/WHO
  • Ernesto Bascolo: Advisor on Governance, Leadership, Policies and Planning in Health, PAHO/WHO 
  • Paulo Buss: Director of the Center for Global Health and International Relations, Fiocruz
  • Amalia Del Riego: Chief of the Health Services and Access Unit, PAHO/WHO 
  • Raúl Pitarque:  International Consultant, PAHO/WHO
EPHF, Health Systems, Universal Health
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