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  • 10/14/2015 - UNASUR’s Public Health Schools Network (RESP) held a workshop on October 6-8 in Ecuador to discuss and develop quality criteria and minimum common curricula in public health for mid-level (technical) and undergraduate level in South America. The meeting included representatives from ten countries of UNASUR (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela), as well as members of the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), the Center for International Relations in Health (CRIS/Fiocruz) and UNASUR Health Technical Schools Network (RETS-UNASUR), one of the two subnetworks of the International Network of Health Technicians Education (RETS).
  • 10/13/2015 - Experts from international organisms and members of ISAGS concluded on 14 August, the preparatory meeting for the workshop "Border health policies in UNASUR”. The event will be held on October 27, 28 and 29 at the headquarters of the Institute in Rio de Janeiro, and its objective is to outline an international, subregional and intersectoral overview of health care in border areas through an exchange of experiences. The aim is to understand the political, economic and social mechanisms at national and local levels in order to point out challenges and formulate recommendations.
  • 10/13/2015 - Early detection and treatment of breast cancer can save the lives of thousands of women in the Americas, experts from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) stressed at the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign by major breast cancer organizations to increase awareness of the disease. "Breast cancer can be detected early and treated effectively," said Silvana Luciani, PAHO/WHO regional advisor on cancer prevention and control. "The challenge is to provide equal access to quality screening and treatment services, especially in areas where resources are limited."
  • 10/08/2015 - The second meeting of the International Multicenter Study coordinated by the International Network of Health Technicians Education (RETS) takes place on October 20 at the Joaquim Venâncio Health Polytechnic School (EPSJV/Fiocruz). This stage will gather EPSJV researchers and include study evaluation and design in Brazil. The research aims to identify and analyze quantitative and qualitative provision of health technical education in different countries. The proposed action has similar methodology to the Mercosur Project and is one of the items that make up the RETS Work Plan approved in November 2013, during the 3rd General Meeting of the Network.
  • 10/07/2015 - Two United Nations agencies – the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – announced they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve services for people between the ages of 10 and 19. “These standards provide simple yet powerful steps that countries – both rich and poor – can immediately take to improve the health and wellbeing of their adolescents,” said Dr. Anthony Costello, Director of Maternal, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at WHO, in apress release.
  • 10/02/2015 - At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
  • 10/01/2015 - The RETS Magazine reaffirms its desire to disseminate experience reports. Therefore, we are accepting articles in the area of technical workers´ education, to be published this year. The idea is to promote the greatest possible number of experience reports, in all areas and levels of education, from those targeting auxiliary workers and health care agents to those related to mid-level technicians and/or higher level technologists.
  • 07/09/2015 - In May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly asked the Director-General to develop and submit a new global strategy on human resources for health to be considered by the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016. This strategy represents a critical component of the WHO strategic vision towards universal health coverage (UHC) in the framework of the post 2015 health development agenda. The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is now open for public consultation until 31 August 2015. The draft will also be discussed at various global health events as well as a number of WHO regional technical consultations. This global dialogue will inform the continuing improvement of the draft and a final version to be submitted to the WHO Executive Board in January 2016. 
  • 06/15/2015 - The May issue of the ISAGS report is a special on the participation of UNASUR in the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA). The newspaper brings a summary of comments of the People's Health Movement (PHM) about the proposals of WHO, that are of interest the block. The publication also treats the positioning of General Secretary of UNASUR,  Ernesto Samper, respect to the intervention of UNASUR in the WHA and an interview with Fernando Rosales, representative of the Permanent Mission of Bolivia in Geneva, about the importance of the presence of the block in international forums of Global Health.
  • 05/27/2015 - ISAGS’ technical advisor on social determinants of health and regulation, Alessandra Bortoni Ninis, participated in the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Territorial Economic Development, which took place in Quito, Ecuador, on May 18 and 19. The event is a stage in preparation to the 3rd World Forum on Local Economic Development that will be held in Turin, Italy, in October 2015.