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On 20 April, The Lancet published an editorial piece on the Report of the Commission on Universal Health in the 21st Century, recently launched in Mexico City, with the presence of Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, PAHO Director Carissa Etienne, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. 

“By examining health beyond its social determinants, the PAHO Commission not only delivers actionable recommendations with regional impact but also presents the global order of the 21st century as a barrier to health for all.” 


Washington, DC, 16 April 2019 (PAHO)- From March 25 to 26, 2019, representatives from Central American National Regulatory Authorities for Medicines (NRAs) met in Belize to advance in the development of a joint review mechanism for pharmaceutical products for the countries of the Region. The meeting was organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with the participation of delegates from the NRAs of Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.


Washington, DC, 22 April, 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- Pan American Schools and Faculties of Medicine signed a statement that proposes guidelines on how to transform workforce training to improve health care and respond to health systems needs based on primary health care. 


Washington D.C. 21 March 2019 (PAHO/WHO) – Delegates from 26 countries of the Americas met in Washington, D.C., from 19-20 March, to review and discuss the proposed new “Strategy and Plan of Action to improve the Quality of Comprehensive, People , Family-, and Community-centered Health Services.”


Washington D.C. 19 March 2019 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a Caribbean-node meeting to discuss progress of the Regional Action Plan for Universal Access to Safe Blood 2014-2019 with representatives of national blood programs and services from countries and territories in the Caribbean. The session took place in PAHO Headquartes, Washington D.C., from 18-19 March 2019.