Bulletin Health Systems and Services - PAHO - May 2020
1 June, 2020
Stay informed on COVID-19
Check-out all the information available on COVID-19 in PAHO´s website: number of cases reported in the Americas, technical guidelines, epidemiological alerts, guidance and research in the Americas, infographics, and social media cards.
PAHO Director says fight against COVID-19 pandemic must include chronic disease care
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as 1 in 4 people are at increased risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19 due to underlying noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all
Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19.
National Regulatory Authorities discuss the challenges for the regulation of ventilators in the context of COVID-19
Representatives of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) from countries in the Region participated at the VI Regulatory Update meeting organized by PAHO to discuss the challenges for the regulation of ventilators in the context of COVID-19. More than 80 participants from 21 countries of the Region joined the virtual meeting which took place on 21 May 2020.