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El miércoles 28 marzo de 2018, a las 11:00 am (EST), el Dr. Sebastián García Martí, Coordinador del Departamento de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias y Evaluaciones Económicas del Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria (IECS), de Argentina, realizará una presentación sobre  "Revisiones rápidas y Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias". La activadad es parte del ciclo de webinar de la Red de Evaluación de Tecnologías en Salud de las Américas (RedETSA).

Washington, DC, February 23, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization, together with the Ministry of Health of Panama, advanced in the development of actions to strengthen health services networks in different regions of the country.

The Productive Management Methodology for Health Services (PMMHS) offers different tools aimed at this objective, and its actions are coordinated by the Health Services Provision Agency of the Ministry of Health of Panama.

On February 27, 2018, the Pan American Health Organization joined the launching of the global campaign, Nursing Now, to raise the status and profile of nursing in the region of the Americas and worldwide. Supported by champions from across the health community, in collaboration of the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization, the campaign seeks to increase influence of nurses and midwives on global and national health policy.

It was launched globally on February 27th in London, Geneva, and then in Kampala, Chapel Hill and other cities. In the Region of the Americas, the United States and Jamaica will launch it with the support and participation of several other countries. The campaign is expected to last for three years.

Washington, D.C., February 20, 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - In December 2017, the Virtual Campus (CVSP) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reached 394,000 users to the online courses offered in its educational platform. This growth represents a 125% increase on 2016.

Two central factors contributed to achieving this phenomenon, on the one hand, the development of new courses with novel alternatives by different PAHO units, promoting human resources for health training in the Region.

Washington, D.C., February 20, 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - The Caribbean Public Health Agency/Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), launched a program to identify dangerous  substandard medicines throughout the región.

 The new system, called VirgiCarb, will allow the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) states to report medicine-related adverse events (adverse drug reactions) and substandard and falsified products.  VirgiCarb will bolster states' ability to monitor medicines in the market.