Based on the analysis of epidemiological changes in South America, the Health Surveillance area seeks to reinforce surveillance capacities in the region, strengthening the response to situations of epidemics and risks to the populations of the UNASUR countries.
– Disaster risks
– Communicable diseases
– International Health Regulations
Eduardo Hage Carmo
Eduardo Hage is graduated in Medicine, with a Master´s and a PhD in Public Health from the Federal University of Bahia. He is a member of the Expert Panel and Ad Hoc Advisor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the International Health Regulations (IHR). The specialist was in charge of the Department of Surveillance of Communicable Diseases in the Secretariat of Health Surveillance of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.
On April 13, the group formed by surveillance and response authorities from the South American countries held a meeting in Paraguay’s capital. In addition to representatives from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay as well as from Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay (remotely), the event was attended by the ISAGS specialist on the subject, Eduardo Hage […]
The mitigation of the effects of natural disasters is a priority among the UNASUR public health initiatives, as well as to other mechanisms and institutions operating in the region. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) have developed initiatives aimed at strengthening their response capacities, including: “Protecting health from climate change”, […]
Every year, ISAGS submits to its Directing Council the work proposals for the following year. It’s the so-called Annual Operative Plan (POA 2018), which gathers and systematizes the main initiatives that will be carried out by the Institute’s different areas of action. “After an excellent year of activities and a good regional positioning in 2017, […]
“Improve everyone’s life, leaving no one behind”. This statement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) lays out a clear relationship between achieving progress in improving the population’s living conditions (and health) through the reduction of inequalities. In 2015, 150 Heads of State and Government approved in the General Assembly of the United Nations the 2030 […]
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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has published new guidelines on chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted virus transmitted that causes fever and severe joint pain. The Guidelines for Preparedness and Response for Chikungunya Virus Introduction in the Americas aims to help countries throughout […]