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Celebrating 10 Years of SARInet: A Journey of Achievements and Memories

This year, we celebrate a decade of SARInet, a network that has made a significant difference in managing infectious threats in our region. To commemorate this milestone, we have created a special video that captures the essence and positive impact of SARInet over the past 10 years. The main objective of this video is to [...]
By Natalia Acosta | News

SARInet and REVELAC-i Regional Meeting 2024 Highlights Progress in Surveillance and Response to Epidemics and Pandemics Caused by Respiratory Viruses in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexico City, May 16, 2024 (PAHO) - The Regional Meeting 2024 of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Network (SARInet) and the Network for the Evaluation of Vaccine Effectiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean - Influenza (REVELAC-i) concludes after three days of intense working sessions. This event highlights advances in surveillance and response to epidemics [...]
By Natalia Acosta | Meeting . News

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). […]


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

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