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  • 01/21/2015 - The course Intersectoral Public Policies and Social Determination of Health, the first one offered by the Institute, will hold its in-person stage from January 26 to 30. As a part of the program, the Institute receives the Social Affairs Officer at the Social Development Division of ECLAC, Ana Sojo, for the online conference “Social determination of health in Latin America”. The lecture will be broadcasted on Tuesday, 27, at 4pm (GTM-3) at the link anasojo.isags-unasur.org in Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English.
  • 01/21/2015 - The regions countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They also confronted major new challenges, including the arrival and spread of the chikungunya virus and the need to prepare for the possible imported cases of Ebola. The year 2014 was marked by progress as well as significant challenges for public health in the Americas. The regions countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They also confronted major new challenges, including the arrival and spread of the chikungunya virus and the need to prepare for the possible imported cases of Ebola.
  • 01/14/2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid the meningitis belt of a major cause of deadly epidemics. In the four years since its introduction in Africa, MenAfriVac® has had an immediate and dramatic impact in breaking the cycle of meningitis A epidemics, leading the safe, effective technology to be approved by WHO through its prequalification process for use in infants, and paving the way for protecting millions more children at risk of the deadly disease. The announcement was made today by the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)—a partnership between the global health nonprofit PATH and WHO—and Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL), which manufactures the MenAfriVac® vaccine.
  • 12/16/2014 - Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape. The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls shows that such abuse is preventable.
  • 12/15/2014 - A new report on interpersonal violence around the world shows that low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest homicide rates of any developing region, as well as the highest proportion of homicides committed with firearms. The Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014, released today in Geneva, was published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Program, and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • 12/11/2014 - When the Ebola crisis eventually begins to diminish, and the journalists and camera crews withdraw, public interest fades and political pressure on leaders subsides, the people of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea will be left to rebuild their lives, their communities and their countries. Understanding the problems that led to the escalation of the Ebola crisis is essential in order for these countries to emerge safely from it and to prevent another crisis in the future.
  • 11/19/2014 - How can protection to intellectual property limit the right to health? Which factors have hindered the access to health in South America? How can be we bring balance to the dilemma of promoting health technological innovation whilst guaranteeing access for the population? In order to discuss these issues, which are in the agenda of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS) invited the political scientist, former WHO consultant and professor at the George Washington University (USA) Susan K. Sell for a special conference that will be held in Buenos Aires on December 3rd at 10 am (GMT -3).
  • 11/19/2014 - The World health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), with its partners, are making palpable progress in steering a direction for a contemporary human resources for health agenda. Leading the WHO strategy development efforts, Jim Campbell, Executive Director GHWA & Director of the Health Workforce Department, WHO, said “there is a resurgent community on HRH who are better informed on what must be in Global Strategy and a contemporary agenda in support of sustainable workforce solutions, including the need for its governance and financing”. A global strategy relevant to the post-2015 development agenda will inspire a HRH movement of multi sectoral action and implementation at the national and global level.
  • 11/19/2014 - The G20 issued a joint statement on the crisis, saying all members are committed to do what is necessary to ensure the international effort can extinguish the outbreak and address its medium-term economic and humanitarian costs. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said a lack of urgency and specific commitments in the statement meant there was a real risk a U.N. target to treat 70 percent of cases by Dec. 1 will not be met.
  • 11/13/2014 - Healthcare, cross national researches, regulation and the reforms of the sector were the main issues addressed during the conference “Challenges for universal health systems in the 21st century”, presented last Wednesday (12) by Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus at Yale University. Marmor came to Rio de Janeiro after an invitation from the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS) to open the workshop “Strengthening the State, Regulating the Market: Challenges for UNASUR national health systems”.

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