Health Surveillance

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.

Eduardo Hage Carmo

Eduardo Hage Carmo

Work Topics

  • Disaster risks
  • Communicable diseases
  • International Health Regulations



UNASUR Technical Group of Surveillance and Health Response meets in Asunción

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 […]


Expert’s Corner: Information for Action, Disasters and Health in South America

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”, […]


The 2018 Annual Operative Plan of ISAGS is under way

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, […]


The role of vaccination to improve health indicators

One of the greatest achievements in global public health has been the reduction of mortality in children under 5 years of age. In the Americas, for example, a reduction for this indicator from 42.5 deaths/1,000 live births (lb) to 14.7 deaths/1,000 lb was estimated between 1990 and 2016 (WHO, 2017). In South American countries, this […]


PAN AMERICAN SANITARY CONFERENCE 2017: The participation of the countries of UNASUR

Read all about the decisions, resolutions and participation of the South American countries in the conference of the Pan American Health Organization


PAHO, CDC publish guide on preparing for chikungunya virus introduction in the Americas

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 […]