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Monthly Newsletter | No. 7 |  April 2022

World Health Day 2022: “Our Planet, Our Health”

In the face of the current pandemic, a polluted planet, and an increasing incidence of diseases, the theme for World Health Day 2022 is a call for a green and healthy recovery that puts the health of individuals and the planet at the center of actions.

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New 10-year strategy aims to scale up genomic surveillance

The WHO released a strategy to strengthen genomic surveillance around the world. PAHO’s COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance Regional Network, created at the start of the pandemic in 2020, is part of this new strategy to track diseases in the Americas. 

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PAHO Director: Health system recovery and resilience must be top of the agenda at 2022 Summit of the Americas

In the run-up to this year’s Summit of the Americas, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne has called on countries to urgently invest in health systems that are “inclusive, comprehensive and responsive”. 

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WHO launches its first global guidelines to support women and newborns in critical weeks after childbirth

The new recommendations stress the urgency of both physical and mental health support in the postnatal period, a critical time for ensuring newborn and maternal survival.

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Latin American manufacturers complete first training in mRNA technology in bid to improve regional vaccine production

A group of vaccine manufacturers from Argentina and Brazil have become the first to receive technology transfer training in mRNA vaccines at Afrigen, South Africa, as part of a PAHO effort.

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Latin American manufacturers complete first training in mRNA technology in bid to improve regional vaccine production

A group of vaccine manufacturers from Argentina and Brazil have become the first to receive technology transfer training in mRNA vaccines at Afrigen, South Africa, as part of a PAHO effort.

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World Tuberculosis Day 2022: “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”

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COVID-19 Response in the Americas

As cases rise in other regions, the Americas must focus on vaccines to protect the most vulnerable

While many countries and territories are on track to reach the WHO 70% vaccination target, and eight have vaccinated more than 80% of their population, 21 have yet to vaccinate half of their population.

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Epidemiological Alerts and Updates – English | Español | Português  

COVID-19 vaccination in the Americas dashboard – Read more

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Events

20th Vaccination Week in the Americas

When: 23-30 April.

PAHO, together with the countries and territories of the Americas will celebrate the VWA under the call to action “Are you fully vaccinated? Get all your shots.”

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Launch of new online courses – Building capacity for alcohol policy in the Americas

When: 5 April, 12:30 EST 

Building capacity in the alcohol field is essential to move forward in the development of research, advocacy, and public policies to control alcohol use and its related problems. 

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International Strategic Dialogue on Noncommunicable Diseases and the SDGs

When: 12 April 2022, 13:00 EST 

This dialogue to advance action for preventing premature mortality of NCDs and promoting mental health and well-being is hosted by the Governments of Ghana and Norway, and the WHO.

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