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  • 11/19/2021 - The International Network of Health Technicians Education (RETS), whose Executive Secretariat is based at the Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic School of Health (EPSJV/Fiocruz), completed 25 years of existence in August 2021. The commemorative event will take place on November 30th, from 2 pm to 4 pm (Brasília time), as part of the Workshop Cycle 'Challenges for the Training of Health Technicians in the Pandemic'. The objective of this fourth workshop is to discuss the future of networks in the post-pandemic world, and especially the training networks of health technicians. To what extent can the advance of virtuality favor the expansion of inter-institutional relationships in the context of international cooperation? How to deal with the phenomenon of fluctuating membership in the networks? How to favor the emergence of new protagonists and a multipolar perspective of contributions to the network? Participate with us!
  • 11/03/2021 - As part of the work plan as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for the Education of Health Technicians, EPSJV/Fiocruz held, on October 26th, the third workshop of the cycle 'The challenges of training health technicians during the pandemic'. This time, the theme was the new professional profiles and attributions of health technicians to work in Primary Health Care. The initiative is carried out in cooperation with RETS and its sub-networks. Maria del Rocio Saenz Madrigal, MD, sanitarian and former Health Minister of Costa Rica, and EPSJV professor-researcher Daniel Groisman, a specialist in the training of workers for elderly care and public policies for aging, participated as debaters. The meeting was opened by José Francisco García Gutierrez, regional advisor for Human Resources in Health at PAHO/WHO. The workshop was presented by Sebastián Tobar (Cris/Fiocruz).
  • 10/15/2021 - The third session of the Workshop Cycle 'Challenges for the Training of Health Technicians in the Pandemic', to be held on October 26th, from 10 am to 12 pm (Brasilia time), will discuss the new professional profiles/assignments of health technicians to work in PHC.  The discussions will be based on the presentation of two experiences in this area. Former Costa Rican Health Minister Maria del Rocio Saenz Madrigal and professor and researcher Daniel Groisman, from EPSJV/Fiocruz, a specialist in the training of workers for the care of the elderly and public policies for aging, will participate as debaters in this workshop. The workshop will be opened by José Francisco García Gutierrez, PAHO/WHO Regional Advisor on Human Resources in Health. The event will be broadcast in Portuguese and Spanish. 
  • 10/06/2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine, in what the UN health agency’s chief described on Wednesday as “an historic day” for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease.
  • 10/05/2021 - The cocktail, recommended only for cases of high risk of hospitalization or death, combines the drugs casirivimab and imdevimab, but is patented. Given its high cost, a UN agency is negotiating to lower its price to make it more affordable.
  • 09/30/2021 - Health leaders agree that a world without COVID-19 will not be possible until everyone has equal access to vaccines. More than 4.6 million people have died from the virus since it swept across the globe from the beginning of 2020, but it’s expected that the rate of people dying will slow if more people are vaccinated.
  • 09/24/2021 - Resolutions adopted at the meeting address regional production of essential medicines and health technologies, reversing the decline in routine immunization, advancing digitalization of the health sector, strengthening health systems to better cope with emergencies, and other vital health matters.
  • 09/17/2021 - The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) launches the report "Education for a Glance 2021", in which it analyzes who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems work and the results obtained. 19.9% of youngsters between the ages of 18 and 24 fell into the NEET category in 2020 – a problem that was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic
  • 09/09/2021 - The event, held on August 31 by EPSJV/Fiocruz, in cooperation with RETS and its sub-networks, had as discussants: Wolfang Alberto Latorre Martínez, from the National School of Instructors 'Rodolfo Martínez Tono', of the Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (ENI/SENA - Colombia); Mariana Lima Nogueira (EPSJV/Fiocruz - Brazil); and Patricia Manzoni, director of the University School of Medical Technology of the University of the Republic of Uruguay (EUTM/Udelar - Uruguay).
  • 09/01/2021 - Millions of COVID patients still experience debilitating symptoms months after their infection. Many of them have to fight the additional battle of convincing their doctors or loved ones to take them seriously.