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Washington, DC, 28 January, 2019 (OPS/OMS)- The Department of Health Services and Systems of PAHO partnered with the Pan American Journal of Public Health to produce a special issue that addresses specific issues in the field of primary care, with the purpose of providing scientific evidence for decision making at different levels.

Washington, DC, 18 January, 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- The Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) recommended its first non-communicable disease (NCD) medicines to CARICOM countries, including amlodipine for high blood pressure and anastrozole for breast cancer at the end of 2018. The mechanism is managed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in close technical cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Medicines and Other Health Technologies Unit, located within the Health Systems and Services cluster (HSS/MT).

Washington, DC, 18 January, 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- Senior staff from the Department of Health Systems and Services, Washington D.C. traveled to the PAHO Office in Georgetown, Guyana where they met with the Minister of Public Health, Honorable Volda Lawrence, to discuss the country’s work programs towards Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage (Universal Health). Also, PAHO/HSS technical advisors from Belize, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Paraguay, and the Eastern Caribbean attended the meeting to examine roadmaps towards Universal Health.

Washington, DC, 20 January, 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- Nearly 70 professionals from National Regulatory Authorities for Medicines of 18 countries of the Americas completed the virtual course on "Sanitary Regulation of Biological and Biotechnological Products - Edition 2018" of the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (VCPH/PAHO).

Washington, DC, 14 January, 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, together with the College of Nursing of Riberão Preto at the University of São Paulo, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Research Development, is supporting the training of 13 nurses in Guyana in Master's and Doctoral programs offered at the university in Brazil.