United Nations Day for South South Cooperation

Marking the tenth United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September 2013, Member States and UN officials are highlighting the scaling up of South-South flows of trade, investment, technology, and know-how as an increasingly important dimension of development co-operation.

“More and more developing countries are turning to each other to address development challenges,” said H.E. Ambassador John Ashe, President of the High-level Committee for South-South Cooperation, noting the need for inclusive, responsive and creative solutions and the role of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in ensuring development results.

For more information: United Nations Office for SSC

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Consultative meeting on Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Last 12 and 13 September health experts met at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to take stock of regional advances in the mobilization of universal health coverage, including efforts to expand access to health care with financial protection.

The Consultative Meeting on Achieving Universal Health Coverage in the Americas was organized by PAHO/WHO with collaboration of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, and with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

For more information: Consultative Meeting

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(Español) Centroamérica: Reunión subregional evaluación de programas de recursos humanos para la salud

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Haiti and Dominican Republic continue to work together to control and eliminate cholera

The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola was established in June 2012 by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Coalition provides technical expertise on cholera control and elimination to the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and is working to mobilize resources to support the two countries’ 10-year national action plans for eliminating the disease by 2022.

For additional information on recent joint activities, see Regional coalition for water and sanitation to eliminate cholera in Hispaniola

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Human resources for Health

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(Español) Cooperación técnica entre países para la prevención del VIH en zonas fronterizas del cono sur

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(Español) Curso de openEHR en español 3era edición

 Escrito por el Ing.  Pablo Pazos, docente del curso online:

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 ” Con la Asociación Chilena de Informática en Salud (http://achisa.org) estamos organizando la tercera edición del curso de openEHR en español: openEHR el estándar abierto para historias clínicas electrónicas a prueba de futuro. 

 El curso repasa los problemas que tenemos en el desarrollo, implantación y evolución de sistemas de información en el área de la salud, y cómo encarar estos procesos de forma estandarizada, gestionada, viable y sustentable. Todo esto desde la óptica de openEHR, un estándar que propone una arquitectura de historia clínica electrónica interoperable y “a prueba de futuro”. …” Continue reading »

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PAHO/WHO at the 2012 GSSD Expo on Energy and Climate Change



GSSD Expo 2012 – Solution Exchange Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Health, Youth and Women


PAHO/WHO was one of over 20 UN agencies and partners that participated in the 2012 Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo held in Vienna, Austria the 19-23 of November.  The event was hosted by UNIDO with a theme of  ‘Investing in Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development.’   PAHO/WHO, together with UNFPA and UN Women, organized a Solutions Exchange Forum to share successful solutions addressing Energy and Climate Change and its effects on Health, Youth, and Women. Continue reading »

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Now enrolling students for the English Specialization in Health Management for Older Adults


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in partnership with the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (CIESS) and the Latin American Academy of Medicine for Older Adults (ALMA), is now enrolling students for the English Specialization in Health Management for Older Adults that will begin this May, 2013. The Specialization is an online course aimed at current professionals interested in managing health programs and services for older adults. The introductory module will be taught in-person, while the remaining six modules will be conducted virtually through the MOODLE platform of PAHO’s Virtual Campus in Public Health.

ENROLL NOW! The registration deadline for the 8Th Edition of the English Specialization is April 19, 2013. Visit www.ciess.org.mx to download an enrollment application and apply today! Questions? Refer to the informational documents below or e-mail seniorshealthmanagement@ciss.org.mx.

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Knowledge Exchange Guide for Government Officials and Country Level Practitioners Available from World Bank Institute

art of knowledge govt officialsAccording to the World Bank Institute:

“The Art of Knowledge Exchange Primer is for government officials and development practitioners who are involved in such knowledge exchanges. Identifying the right partners, planning for the exchange, making it happen and sharing the lessons can all be a major undertaking. This Primer takes the guesswork out of the process, by breaking the complexity of knowledge sharing lifecycle into simple steps and summarizing good practices…”

Published January 2013.  Full publication available from World Bank Institue website: http://wbi.worldbank.org/sske/sske/stories/new-country-officials-guide-available

Link to the publication is also available in the Cooperation among Countries for Health Development document library, under knowledge exchange publications: http://www.paho.org/sscoop/?page_id=1909

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