Author Archives: PAHO/WHO

Executive Committee meets

Representatives of the countries that make up the Executive Committee met today in the 153rd Session.

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Progress in evidence-based policy-making for national immunization programs

With the goal of strengthening national capacities for evidence-based immunization decision-making, top-level health authorities of the Americas approved today a resolution calling on the Region’s countries to take note of the policy approaches described in the document Evidence-Based Policy-Making for … Continue reading

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Directing Council adopts resolution to increase number of personnel trained in primary health care

Top-level health authorities adopted today a resolution calling for Member States to increase the number of trained health personnel and ensure the availability of primary care services, particularly in remote and rural areas. The countries pledged to develop national human … Continue reading

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The final day of the 52nd Directing Council begins

Ministers of health and other top-level health authorities of the Americas are participatingin the final day of the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which during this past week has dealt with a diversity of public … Continue reading

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Directing Council endorses 0.75% increase in charge assessed on procurement of public health supplies

PAHO Member States agreed to a 0.75% increase in the charge assessed on the procurement of public health supplies that the Organization undertakes for the countries.

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Health authorities of the Americas, the GAVI Alliance, and PAHO join efforts for vaccination

Representatives of ministries of health of the Americas, the Secretariat of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) met to analyze the results of their joint efforts and to assess opportunities to … Continue reading

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The problem of substance use requires a multidimensional response, says PAHO Director

During the debate on psychoactive substance use, the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, said that addiction is a health problem whose causes and effects are complex, and she assured delegates to the 52nd Directing Council that PAHO will … Continue reading

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Argentina: Cooperation with CARICOM as an example of agreements on health

During consideration of the policy for cooperation for health development in the Americas, the delegate from Argentina, Andrea Carbone, affirmed that her country promotes health cooperation between countries, South-South cooperation, and triangular cooperation between countries and with subregions. She said … Continue reading

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Countries of the Americas, PAHO and the Global Fund discuss the sustainability of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria programs

The countries of the Region described challenges and priorities surrounding the implementation of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria programs that are funded with contributions from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in the context of progress towards universal … Continue reading

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Caribbean countries back international cooperation policy

The delegate from Barbados, John David Edward Boyce, highlighted CARICOM’s cooperation experience. Lesley Resida of Suriname drew attention to the bureaucracy that sometimes exists surrounding the implementation of cooperation agreements and called for the strengthening of agreements between countries.

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