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  • 06/20/2022 - The World Health Organization released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals, civil society and others with an ambition to support the world in transforming mental health. Report urges mental health decision makers and advocates to step up commitment and action to change attitudes, actions and approaches to mental health, its determinants and mental health care.
  • 06/13/2022 - The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conducted, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox, in which experts from seven Latin American countries have participated.
  • 06/03/2022 - Delegates from Member States, agencies and non-state actor organizations made statements of resounding support for the Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030), unanimously calling for the World Health Assembly (WHA) to note the first IA2030 Global Report and for Member States and partners to take due account of the recommendations therein.
  • 06/01/2022 - During the deliberations of the 2022-2030 Action Plan "Working for Health" at the 75th World Health Assembly, Carissa Etienne acknowledged "the enormous sacrifice and contribution of health workers in the Americas" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 05/18/2022 - Mediated by EPSJV/Fiocruz researcher-teacher Márcia Valéria Morosini, the workshop brought together Isabella Koster, scientific director of the Brazilian Association of Family and Community Nursing (Abefaco) and coordinator of the Scientific Dissemination Center in the Public Policies and Health Care Models Program (PMA) of the Vice-Presidency of Research and Biological Collections/Fiocruz, and Lizardo Huamán, advisor of the National Directorate of Health Personnel of the Ministry of Health of Peru. At the opening of the event, which was attended by Silvia Cassiani, regional advisor of Nursing and Health Technicians of PAHO/WHO, and Pier Paolo Balladelli, subregional director of PAHO/WHO for South America, the e-book was launched, which brings a synthesis of the workshop cycle "The challenges of training health technicians in the context of the pandemic", held in 2021.
  • 05/08/2022 - Nurses play a central role in vaccination programs and in caring for those that fall ill. Countries must double investments and improve policies to support “backbone” of health care systems.
  • 04/19/2022 - The Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic unanimously agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic remains an extraordinary event that continues to adversely affect the health of population groups worldwide, carries a risk of international spread and interference with international traffic, and requires a coordinated international response.
  • 04/12/2022 - The 4-7 April convening of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) evaluated the evidence that has been emerging over past years that single-dose schedules provide comparable efficacy to the two or three-dose regimens. SAGE’s review concluded that a single-dose Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivers solid protection against HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, that is comparable to 2-dose schedules.  This could be a game-changer for the prevention of the disease; seeing more doses of the life-saving jab reach more girls.
  • 04/07/2022 - On its founding day, the Organization seeks a re-imagining and re-prioritization of resources to usher in sustainable, well-being societies. In Africa alone, 56% of public health incidents between 2011 and 2021 were climate-related; increased cases of cancer, asthma, and coronary heart disease serve as a warning for an increasingly polluted planet.
  • 03/24/2022 - On World Tuberculosis Day, data show that more than 70% of children under 5 years of age were not treated or did not have access to diagnostic and treatment services; the Covid-19 pandemic aggravated the situation; every day, the disease kills more than 4 thousand people.