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  • 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.
  • 03/18/2022 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued guidelines to improve oxygen use in health care facilities, many of which have faced shortages of this vital gas used in the treatment of respiratory conditions resulting from COVID-19.
  • 03/08/2022 - In the Americas, over 365,000 pregnant women got COVID-19 and more than 3000 died. Ahead of International Women’s Day, PAHO Director urges countries to invest in improving access to vaccines and essential care for women and girls. A lack of access to timely care and disruptions to prenatal services are to blame for an increase in maternal mortality in the Americas during the pandemic, with one in three pregnant women unable to access timely critical care, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said.
  • 02/11/2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic could be defeated this year but only if vaccines, tests and treatments are made available to all people, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The UN chief was among world leaders calling for $23 billion to support the ACT-Accelerator, the landmark collaboration that makes these goods accessible to everyone globally.