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 30 July 2021
 Regional News
PAHO Director presents Annual Report at Organization of American States meeting
Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne told an Organization of American States meeting, “Together, we must continue protecting the health and well-being of all peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic even while  we recognize the tremendous fiscal, economic,  and social protection challenges faced by all countries as they struggle to meet the colossal demands generated by this pandemic.”
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PAHO launches a series of seminars on Public investment in health in times of COVID-19
PAHO launched a series of virtual seminars on “Public investment in health in times of COVID-19” that seeks to reflect on the role of health financing in the set of measures promoted by countries, in particular, those that affect the health sector. 
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Experts discuss the role of primary health care post-COVID-19 pandemic
Experts from Latin America and Europe participate in the “Development in Transition: Dialogues to chart new paths for Latin America and The Caribbean” to discuss the most relevant actions and policies that countries have developed from the first level of care to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to determine post-COVID strategic priorities for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of health systems.
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Panelists debate the development of health policies with an integrative perspective
Within the framework of the webinar series on Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF), PAHO held the third meeting of this series that focused on deepening the debate on policy formulation processes with a comprehensive and integrative perspective that includes individual, collective and social determinants of health.
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PAHO Strategic Fund and Center for Global Development discuss improving access to essential health products while supporting COVID-19 response
PAHO and the Center for Global Development (CGD) co-hosted a webinar to launch the Strategic Fund’s 2020 Annual Report, bringing together diverse experts and public health leaders to shine a light on opportunities for pooled procurement mechanisms to support both priority health programs and emergency response.
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Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: Why we need to invest in advanced practice nurses
Nurses are essential at the different levels of health care. However, investment in nursing professionals has proven to be insufficient; efforts must be made to strengthen leadership and optimize this workforce for an effective response to the health needs of the population.
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Press conferences
The Pan American Health Organization holds information sessions every week on the situation of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas and PAHO’s response to this pandemic.

Access the recordings here:
Press conference: 28 July 2021
Press conference: 21 July 2021
Press conference: 14 July 2021
Press conference: 7 July 2021
 Video
Should health research be conducted with children?
In this LIVE CONVERSATION on Facebook & Twitter specialists Steven Joffe (University of Pennsylvania) and Carla Saenz (PAHO Bioethics Advisor) answered the most frequently asked questions and doubts of users on the subject.
  Publications
Recommendations on Regulatory Processes and Aspects related to the Introduction of Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Emergencies. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization; 2021. 
The publication Contributions of Nursing and Midwifery Professionals to Women’s Health. Reports from the Region of the Americas is now available in three languages.
Orientaciones para la protección de la salud de las personas migrantes. Washington, D.C.: Organización Panamericana de la Salud; 2021. 
  Upcoming Events
🔸 WEBINAR SERIES
What
: Essential public health functions and global security in the era of COVID-19
When: 17 September 2021
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🔸 WEBINAR
What: Strengthening the capacities of Latin American nurses through doctoral training
When: 2-3 August 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
More information
  Resources

NEW ONLINE COURSE IN PORTUGUESE
To expand access to simple and powerful tools that enhance the impact and visibility of health research, the PAHO, through the Virtual Campus of Public Health and in collaboration with the EQUATOR Network, make available the Portuguese version of the self-learning course to increase the value of health research.
👩🏾‍💻 🧑🏾‍💻 Access the course here

WEBINAR
The webinar "El Rol de las enfermeras y los enfermeros en la mejora de la salud de las adolescentes en situación de vulnerabilidad en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú" aimed to identify the main topics and training needs for nursing professionals, including the following topics: ethnicity, gender equality and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health care and rights, considering the social determinants of health.
🎬 Watch the webinar here [Available in Spanish]

  Communication Materials
 Country's News
BRAZIL
OPAS e Ministério da Saúde reconhecem experiências participantes da iniciativa “APS Forte no SUS no combate à COVID-19”
CHILE
Sexto diálogo de la Comunidad de Prácticas de APS: equipos del Norte de Chile comparten proyectos inspiradores centrados en las personas y sus familias
COSTA RICA
Naciones Unidas Costa Rica lidera proyecto de recuperación socioeconómica y de salud en comunidades fronterizas
MEXICO
Cofepris y OPS reúnen a expertos y autoridades internacionales para discutir sobre la regulación sanitaria en el contexto de la COVID-19
URUGUAY
Mejorar la resolutividad del Primer Nivel de Atención en el centro de la recuperación de la crisis por COVID-19
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