• 11/14/2017 - Representatives from the Executive Secretariat of the International Network for Health Technicians Education (RETS, from Rede Internacional de Educação de Técnicos em Saúde), which is located at Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic Health School (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ, from Portuguese Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio), took part in the VI Meeting of the Union of South American Nation’s (UNASUR) Technical Group for the Development and Management of Human Resources for Health (GTRHUS) on October 17th and 18th. The meeting took place in Lima, Peru, and had the goal of establishing the guidelines for UNASUR’s Human Resources (HR) for Health Policy, which will guide the development and strengthening of the HR management among its member states. Promoted by the GT, the event was attended by representatives from the ministries of Health of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as delegations from the South American Network of Public Health Schools (RESP/UNASUR) (RESP-UNASUR), the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
  • 11/08/2017 - The Pan American Health Organization and partner agencies recognized new Malaria Champions from Brazil, Haiti and the Dominican Republic today for work on “Closing local gaps toward Malaria Elimination.” Two projects, one in a remote area of the Amazon in Brazil and another one in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, won recognition for their outstanding work in interrupting malaria transmission and developing local systems to access malaria diagnosis and treatment.
  • 11/08/2017 - The Seminar-Workshop Unasul/CPLP of Scientific and Technological update on Yellow Fever and Other Emerging and Re-Emerging Arboviruses happened on October 2nd and 6th, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, with the objective of strengthening the capacity of the National Institutes of Health in services, train human resources in the prevention and control of yellow fever and other arboviruses.
  • 11/06/2017 - Researchers working for Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz,  from Portuguese Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca) have published the report of the study called Mercosur-EU Free Trade Agreement: Impact analysis of TRIPS-plus measures proposed by the EU on public purchases and domestic production of HIV and Hepatitis C medicines in Brazil, which simulates the expenses of the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS, from Portuguese Sistema Único de Saúde) with the medications used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, in case the European Union’s (EU) proposals for the intellectual property chapter of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are accepted by the countries that integrate the Mercosur. The study shows that the Brazilian government will spend an additional R$ 1.9 billion (roughly US$ 630 million) a year with the purchase of these medications alone: an average of R$ 1.8 billion (roughly US$ 600 million) for hepatitis C and R$ 142 million (roughly US$ 47 million) for antiretrovirals (ARVs). 
  • 11/06/2017 - Representatives from the Executive Secretariat of the International Network for Health Technicians Education (RETS, from Rede Internacional de Educação de Técnicos em Saúde), which is located at Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic Health School (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ, from Portuguese Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio), took part in the VI Meeting of the Union of South American Nation’s (UNASUR) Technical Group for the Development and Management of Human Resources for Health (GTRHUS) on October 17th and 18th. The meeting took place in Lima, Peru, and had the goal of establishing the guidelines for UNASUR’s Human Resources (HR) for Health Policy, which will guide the development and strengthening of the HR management among its member states. Promoted by the GT, the event was attended by representatives from the ministries of Health of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as delegations from the South American Network of Public Health Schools (RESP/UNASUR) (RESP-UNASUR), the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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