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July 31, 2018
The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports in Americas reaches 1,000 reports
The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports in the Americas (BRISA) reached 1,000 reports produced by member organizations of the Regional Network of Health Technology Assessments for the Americas (RedETSA). Read more
Interprogrammatic teams from priority countries learn about the Assessment of Essential Conditions tool for health services
PAHO held a workshop to train interprogrammatic teams from 14 countries in the Americas in the use of the Assessment of Essential Conditions tool for maternal health services, and the methodology for developing local intervention plans. Read more
Call for Application: Free course on pesticides
The Virtual Campus announces a new free course on "Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisonings caused by pesticides". It is a tutoring course, in Spanish, and vacancies are limited. The deadline to apply is August 2, 2018. Read more
Argentina advances towards a comprehensive medicines policy with PAHO´s support
Representatives from PAHO met with the Ministry of Health from Argentina to advance together in a comprehensive policy on access to medicines, and in the development of criteria for medical technology coverage in the country, one of the main issues for the administration. Read more
Free self-learning course to increase health research impact is available
PAHO in collaboration with the Equator Network, launched a new self-learning course to help increase the value of research. The course is designed to reduce waste research by providing current research reporting standards to people who plan to conduct, report, edit, publish or appraise research. Read more


First Meeting of Managers of Social Security of CISSCAD 
PAHO participated at the First Meeting of Social Security Managers held in San Jose, Costa Rica, with authorities of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, and presented proposals to eliminate barriers that prevent access and health coverage to the social security in those countries. Read more

Health Storytelling
Breaking down barriers to healthcare access for transgender people in Argentina
Nadir Cardozo proudly displays her ID card. Nadir is a transgender woman, and since Argentina passed the Gender Identity Law in 2012, she and others have had the right to have their personal documents issued with the name and gender of their choice. This measure has enabled many women like Nadir, who once shied away from visiting a health center for fear of ridicule and discrimination, to do so and take care of her health. Read the story here
  1. Research for health in the Americas. BMJ 2018;362:k294
  2. Advancing health research through research governanceBMJ 2018;362:k2484
  3. Propuesta de Plan Básico de Educación Farmacéutica y Competencias del Farmacéutico para la Práctica Profesional. Organización Panamericana de la Salud. Washington, D.C.: OPS; 2017
Upcoming Events 
IX Conference of the Pan American Network for Drug Harmonization (CPANDRH)
When: 24-26 October 2018
Where: San Salvador, El Salvador.
For more information click here 
Human resources for health, for all people, in all places 
Human resources for health-who are they? They are all the people, engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health. They come from different professions and/or occupations working in health, and have varied backgrounds in terms of training, work environment, and employment status. Watch this video about PAHO Strategy for Human Resources for Universal Health
New! Communication materials on Interprofessional Education For Universal Health
Country's News
Analizan en Buenos Aires una nueva herramienta global que evalúa la regulación de medicamentos. Read more
Argentina inicia serie de diálogos sobre salud universal. Read more
Capacitación en terapéutica racional para equipos del primer nivel de atención. Read more
Empoderamiento y articulación, claves del modelo de intervención en salud que se gesta en el Chaco boliviano. Read more
Representante da OPAS/OMS Brasil e Michelle Bachelet abrem 12º Congresso Brasileiro de Saúde Coletiva. Read more
OPS/OMS iza la bandera de la diversidad para promover la inclusión en la salud. Read more
Programa de control de inventarios de medicamentos e insumos realiza evaluación. Read more
Hospitales en Redes Integradas de Servicios de Salud: nueva publicación de la OPS para avanzar hacia la salud universal. Read more
Perú y Uruguay compartieron experiencias sobre medicina complementaria y alimentación saludable en la salud pública. Read more
OPS busca mejorar la disponibilidad de medicamentos para la atención de pacientes con infección por VIH. Read more
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