25 Jun 2020

Washington, DC, 24 June 2020 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization supports countries' efforts on malaria elimination responding to potential disruptions to healthcare supply chains and stockouts of key antimalarial supplies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Ensuring timely access to key medicines and supplies that are difficult to procure is crucial while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said James Fitzgerald, Director of PAHO’s Department of Health Systems and Services.  [More...]

30 Apr 2020

Washington, DC, 27 April 2020 (PAHO)— The PAHO Strategic Fund has supported Member States in increasing access to COVID-19 diagnostic kits through pooled procurement, securing over 500,000 RT-PCR tests (noted as the gold standard for diagnosing the disease). Another 1.5 million tests will be delivered over the next month, and an additional 8 million tests will be provided over the subsequent four months – covering at least 12 countries in the region.  [More...]

Washington DC, 7 February 2020 (PAHO)- As part of the joint work between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the member countries of the Council of Social Security Institutions of Central America and the Dominican Republic (CISSCAD in Spanish), the Organization participated in the III Meeting of Social Security Managers of CISSCAD, in Guatemala City, from 5-7 February 2020.

Washington D.C., 14 February 2020 (PAHO) – Representatives from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) participated in the 2020 Annual Biomedical Transparency Summit, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, on 24 January, Washington DC.

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Washington, DC,17 January 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – The Departments of Health Systems and Services, Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, and the Caribbean Sub-Regional Programme and, through the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization’s (VCPH/PAHO), delivered four English-language courses in 2019 on epidemiology and surveillance for public health practitioners in Caribbean countries. The courses were designed to strengthen capacities on the understanding and use of epidemiologic tools and public health surveillance in health systems in the Region.