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Safe blood for all. 14 June 2019 This year, World Blood Donor Day will once again be celebrated around the world on 14 June. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.


International Nurses Day 2019. 

 

Nurses have made important strides and we have a lot to celebrate in 2019. On 8 May 2019, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will launch a new publication on Strategic Direction for Nursing in the Region of the Americas. Join us to commemorate the International Nurses Da


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.