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

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 […]


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). […]


The effectiveness and impact of public health and social measures (PHSMs)

Public health and social measures (PHSMs) are a key strategy to reduce the transmission of pathogens with epidemic or pandemic potential. PHSMs include non-pharmaceutical interventions that can be taken by individuals, institutions, communities, local and national governments and international bodies to slow or stop the spread of an infectious disease, such as COVID-19. Individuals can, for […]

By Andre Raposo | News . Pandemic . PHSMs