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MT BogotaWashington DC, 5 September, 2019 (PAHO)- National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) from 19 countries of the Americas met in Bogotá, Colombia, from 2-6 September, to jointly develop strategies and exchange initiatives to strengthen the regulation of medical devices in the Region of the Americas.
The meeting was hosted by the National Institute of Food and Drug Surveillance from Colombia (known in Spanish as INVIMA), and authorities from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela participated in the event.

Washington, DC, 9 August 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the Synthesis Note with key messages of the second meeting of the Joint Network of Senior Budget and Health Officials for Latin America and Caribbean countries focused on health budgeting practices, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the support from PAHO.

taller Brasilia ANVISA OPS 2019

Brasilia, August 22, 2019 (PAHO). More than 30 representatives from 11 member countries of the Regional Initiative for Information Exchange on Prices, Coverage and Economic Regulation of Health Technologies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) met in Brasilia, from August 19 to 22, 2019, to participate in the training workshop on medicine pricing policies and regulation organized by the Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the National Health Surveillance Agency (for its acronym in Portuguese - ANVISA).

World Patient Safety Day will be celebrated for the first time on 17 September 2019. Events will be held around the world to raise awareness of the need to establish patient safety as a global health priority. The day brings stakeholders together in an effort to reduce the unintended harm caused by healthcare.

Washington, DC, July 29, 2019 (PAHO) - Representatives of the  Medicines and Health Technologies Unite of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), met with the Minister of Health from Uruguay, Jorge Basso, to address the critical points for the implementation of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the country. Authorities from the Ministry of Health and the National Resources Fund (FNR, Spanish acronym), participated in the meeting.