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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 […]

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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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). […]

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Taller de Manejo Clínico fortalece la respuesta ante Enfermedades Respiratorias Graves en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Entre el 12 y el 14 de septiembre de 2023, Bogotá, Colombia, fue el epicentro del "Taller de Manejo Clínico de Casos Graves de Influenza (Estacional y Zoonótica), COVID-19 y Virus Sincitial Respiratorio”, que reunió a profesionales clínicos provenientes de 15 países de América Latina y el Caribe. Durante este evento de tres días, se [...]
By Andre Raposo | Article . Clinical Management . News
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SARINET Plus & REVELAC-i’s 10th Anniversary: Advancing Vaccine Effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

Antigua Guatemala, a city renowned for its cultural heritage and scenic beauty, recently witnessed a remarkable medical event that marked the 10th anniversary of REVELAC-i. Dedicated to evaluating vaccine effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean, REVELAC-I celebrated a decade of achievements and discuss critical goals for the future. The event brought together 120 participants [...]
By Andre Raposo | Article . Meeting . News . Uncategorized
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Strengthening Respiratory Virus Surveillance in the Caribbean Sub-region

A workshop organized by PAHO’s influenza and other respiratory viruses team was held in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos with the goal to address the integration of SARS-CoV-2 into routine surveillance systems for respiratory viruses in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean Islands. The workshop aimed to enhance the surveillance systems for respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, influenza, […]

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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
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