Author: Carolina Serrano

Open Call for Experts for PAHO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Epidemic and Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking experts to serve as members one of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on Epidemic and Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness. This “Call for experts” provides information about the Strategic Advisory Group in question, the expert profiles being sought, the process to express interest, and the process of selection. […]

By Carolina Serrano | Pandemic

Call to action to establish the Intersectoral Commission for the Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Influenza in the Americas

To effectively manage the escalating threat of Avian Influenza (AI) in the Americas, it is crucial to establish an Intersectoral Commission for guiding decisive actions on prevention, surveillance, preparedness, response, and control. This Call to Action stems from the profound human and economic toll of past pandemics and the expanding occurrence of AI in terms […]


Workshop to evaluate the effectiveness of vaccines through respiratory virus surveillance. REVELAC-i. Brasilia, February 20-22, 2023

The Brazilian Ministry of Health together with the Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde (OPAS) Brazil, and the units of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) WDC composed of the Special Comprehensive Immunization Program (CIM) and the Emergency Unit (PHE), have jointly carried out a national workshop to evaluate the effectiveness of influenza vaccines through respiratory virus […]

By Carolina Serrano | Burden of Disease . Meeting . News . Vaccination

PAHO and countries of the Americas seek to establish an intersectoral commission to prevent and control avian influenza

Río de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 March 2024 – In order to strengthen surveillance, prevention and control of avian influenza in both animals and humans, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened its 35 member states in Brazil this week to establish a regional commission to combat the disease. The meeting took place at a time […]


Reunión de Coordinación Regional del PIP destaca avances en Preparación contra futuras pandemias de Influenza en Las Américas

Washington, D.C., 15 de noviembre de 2023 — Del 6 al 7 de noviembre de 2023, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), con el apoyo de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), llevó a cabo la Reunión Regional del Marco de Preparación contra Influenza Pandémica de la OMS (PIP, por sus siglas en […]


Countries in the Americas Analyze how to Strengthen their Preparedness, Response, and Resilience to Future Health Emergencies

Bogotá, Colombia, October 26, 2023 (PAHO/WHO). Public health authorities from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Saint Lucia participated in the regional workshop on Preparedness and Resilience against Emerging Threats (PRET), held in Bogotá from October 10 to 12 and organized by the Health Emergencies Department of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). […]