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WHO/Europe releases report on mechanisms for improving transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and health products

WHO/Europe releases report on mechanisms for improving transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and health products

Two years after World Health Assembly Resolution 72.8 was agreed on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products, WHO/Europe has released a report identifying and summarizing the current evidence on the implementation of transparency measures in the WHO European Region. This follows intense debate over the roles and responsibilities of…

Tajikistan completes second round of immunization campaign against circulating poliovirus

Over 1.2 million children in Tajikistan received oral polio vaccine in the second round of the supplemental immunization campaign completed on 5 July 2021. The immunization campaign was conducted in response to the identification of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in the country.Since March 2021, the Tajik government and health-care workforce have been working…

COVID-19 pandemic swept through the Americas in 2020

COVID-19 pandemic swept through the Americas in 2020

PAHO helps countries cope as more than 35 million people are infected and 850,000 die.  Washington, D.C., December 30, 2020 (PAHO)—The COVID-19 pandemic swept through every country in the Americas in 2020, infecting more than 35 million people and causing some 850,000 deaths. Globally, COVID-19 affected 216 countries and territories, causing more than 80 million…

Parlamentarios de América Latina y OPS buscan avanzar hacia leyes que aceleren la transformación digital del sector salud

Parlamentarios de América Latina y OPS buscan avanzar hacia leyes que aceleren la transformación digital del sector salud

Buenos Aires/ Washington DC, diciembre 2020- Representantes de las Comisiones de Salud de los Parlamentos de las Américas, junto a la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), acordaron avanzar hacia la sanción de leyes que aceleren la transformación digital del sector salud en la postpandemia por la COVID-19. El compromiso fue asumido en el marco…

5 CLAVES para la inocuidad de los alimentos en las fiestas de fin de año durante la pandemia de la COVID-19

5 CLAVES para la inocuidad de los alimentos en las fiestas de fin de año durante la pandemia de la COVID-19

Aproximadamente un tercio de los brotes de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Alimentos (ETA) ocurren en el ambiente familiar PANAFTOSA, 18 de diciembre de 2020 – En las fiestas de fin de año los alimentos son preparados en gran cantidad y con mucha anticipación, hechos por los cuales aumentan los riesgos de las ETA’s. Estas fiestas serán atípicas por…

PAHO urges support for CARICOM front-of-pack warnings against unhealthy food

PAHO urges support for CARICOM front-of-pack warnings against unhealthy food

Proposal for the warnings is under review by CARICOM Member States    Washington, D.C. December 18 (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged support for a proposal by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) to put front-of-package nutritional warnings on food products, which have been shown to help people make healthier dietary choices.…

PAHO Director says COVID-19 vaccines will not be an easy, quick fix for the Americas

PAHO Director says COVID-19 vaccines will not be an easy, quick fix for the Americas

Vulnerable people already receiving vaccines and “millions” more doses are expected early next year. Urges hope but also patience and solidarity. Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020 (PAHO)— The COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020 “is undoubtedly the most extraordinary public health event of our lifetimes,” Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said…

New EU/CARIFORUM project coordinated by PAHO will tackle climate change and health impacts in the Caribbean

New EU/CARIFORUM project coordinated by PAHO will tackle climate change and health impacts in the Caribbean

The first-of-its-kind initiative involves government, civil society, and international organizations Bridgetown, Barbados, December 1, 2020 (PAHO) – International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate climate change and its serious health impacts in Caribbean nations. The EU/CARIFORUM Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems Project – a joint…