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  • 05/27/2021 - PAHO/WHO: Year of Health and Care Workers 2021

    The campaign calls emphatically for greater efforts to PROTECTand INVEST in health and care workers to achieve Universal Health. Read more!

  • 05/26/2021 - Covid-19

    Coronavirus disease pandemic official information from WHO. Access here!

  • 12/23/2020 - Happy 2021!
  • 11/19/2020 - 4th Regional Technical Meeting Interprofessional Education in Health Care: Improving Human Resource Capacity to Achieve Universal Health

    November 23 and 30, 2020 -  09:30 AM (Uruguay time). More information.

  • 07/14/2020 - 1st Virtual Meeting of RETS-CPLP: The work and training of health technicians in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

    On Wednesday, 07/01/2020, was held the first virtual meeting of the Network of Technical Schools in Health of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (RETS-CPLP). Learn more about the meeting, watch the videos and access the material presented.

  • 06/02/2020 - 1st Virtual Meeting of RETS - Latin America: The role of health technicians in times of the Covid-19 pandemic

    On Friday, May 22, 2020, RETS held its first virtual meeting with Latin American member countries. Read more about the meeting and see the countries' presentation.

  • 03/05/2020 - Born with congenital defects: stories of children, parents and health care professionals providing lifelong care

    Every year, around 8 million newborns are born worldwide with a severe congenital defect, and about 3 million will die before the age of 5 years. In Latin America, birth defects account for up to 21% of the deaths of children under 5 years and one out of five babies dies from birth defects during the first 28 days of life. Read more.

  • 03/05/2020 - Face masks during outbreaks: Who, when, where and how to use them

    The use of face masks during outbreaks of viral illnesses such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has only been shown in scientific studies to be effective for protecting healthcare workers and to reduce the risk of sick patients spreading the disease. Read more.

  • 03/04/2020 - WHO launches a digital version of its Model list of Essential Medicines (EML)

    The World Health Organization has launched a new easy-to-access, digital version of its Model list of Essential Medicines (EML). The move will revolutionize the way this core WHO reference tool is used. Read more. Access the list.

  • 02/17/2020 - Migration and Health in the Americas (PAHO)

    Many adverse drivers and structural issues have given rise to evolving dynamics in migration within the Regionof the Americas. Rapid and large movements of people have triggered a humanitarian situation, a financial problem, and a test to the resilience of countries’ health systems. Learn more on this theme.