PAHO asks countries to reinforce contact tracing and data systems as the region starts to reopen
"Primary health care should be at the center of the response: identifying cases, acting to contain transmission and providing timely care in the community,” the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said. “Local health authorities have a central role to play in generating and analyzing data to adjust public health measures to the reality in each area”.
COVID-19: transformative actions for more equitable, resilient, sustainable societies and health systems in the Americas COVID-19 has exposed structural deficiencies in health, social and economic policies and sectors in the Americas impacting the resilience of health systems and societies. Access the BMJ Global Health article and learn about the strategic actions for more equitable, resilient, sustainable societies and health systems in the Americas.
National Regulatory Authorities participate in the discussion on COVID-19 vaccines: the WHO solidarity trial and the WHO Emergency Use Listing Procedure
PAHO held the XI Regulatory Meeting with the National Regulatory Authorities in the Americas, which took place on 6 August 2020. In this session, representatives from the World Health Organization presented the SOLIDARITY clinical trial protocol and the WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) process for COVID-19 vaccines.
Key statistics on nursing workforce in the Americas (country profiles)
State of the World’s Nursing Report - 2020 and country profiles provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce, as well individual country profiles presenting key statistics on nursing workforce.
The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports of the Americas reaches 250 reports on COVID-19
THe Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports of the Americas (BRISA) reached 250 reports related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports are produced by members of the Regional Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA).
Stay informed on COVID-19
Check-out all the information available on COVID-19 in PAHO´s website: number of cases reported in the Americas, technical guidelines, epidemiological alerts, guidance and research in the Americas, infographics, and social media cards.
Responding to COVID-19 boosts Suriname’s health system
Suriname is preparing to come out stronger from COVID-19. As the pandemic highlights the gaps in the country’s health system, the Government is acting quickly to drive its response, engaging partners, reaching remote communities through primary health care and building a strong foundation for universal health.
WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY Theme: Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety When: 17 September 2020 More information
REDUCING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN LATIN AMERICA
Access to the PAHO Director’s remarks at Bloomberg Philanthropies' Webinar “Leading Through Crisis: Reducing the Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and Africa”. 📲 Read the document here
Access the recording of the webinar on "Emergency use of unproven interventions and outside of the scope of research. An ethical guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic". Available in Spanish 📲 Access the recording here
COURSES AND WEBINARS ON COVID-19 At PAHO´s Virtual Campus you will find courses and webinars recordings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is updated daily, so make sure to come back often and see the newest information.
📲 Visit the Virtual Campus here