New transatlantic partnership to handle post-pandemic international well being priorities and challenges – PAHO/WHO

Angelena Iglesia

Association between Pan American well being Group, World Well being Group Regional Workplace for Europe, and U.S. Division for Well being and Human Providers seeks to determine a extra collaborative method to strengthening well being programs and companies throughout areas. 

Washington D.C. 14 April 2023 – An association signed in the present day between the Pan American Well being Group (PAHO), the World Well being Group Regional Workplace for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the USA Division for Well being and Human Providers (HHS) seeks to enhance transatlantic collaboration to strengthen international well being programs and attain well being fairness in a post-pandemic context.

The COVID-19 pandemic confirmed {that a} well being emergency affecting one nook of the world can rapidly unfold to different areas, crippling even the strongest of well being programs – exposing vulnerabilities, together with social inequality and well being inequity, and threatening international well being safety.

Taken collectively, PAHO, WHO/Europe and HHS work throughout greater than 85 nations within the Americas and the European Area. The Collaboration Framework Association will allow them to higher meet future well being challenges and priorities within the years forward.

The partnership will cement collaboration throughout a variety of areas, together with by:

  • Strengthening international well being structure to make it fit-for-purpose
  • Strengthening emergency preparedness, together with pandemic preparedness
  • Enhancing vaccine manufacturing via public-private partnerships
  • Tackling mis- and disinformation associated to well being and well being care
  • Supporting the well being workforce via integration and coaching
  • Supporting the well being of indigenous populations
  • Embedding the ‘One Well being’ precept into policymaking throughout nations and areas
  • Enhancing detection of and response to antimicrobial resistance
  • Strengthening surveillance for pathogens of concern
  • Coordinate refugee and migrant well being, together with by strengthening border well being programs
New transatlantic partnership to handle post-pandemic international well being priorities and challenges – PAHO/WHO

“Earlier transatlantic partnerships in well being centered totally on supporting the creating world in areas resembling vaccines and common well being protection,” mentioned Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director of PAHO, a corporation which additionally serves because the WHO Regional Workplace for the Americas.

“However the classes realized from the COVID-19 pandemic have proven that, with out collaboration grounded in fairness, the affect on well being programs in all places is super. This new association will allow us to construct on our current transatlantic ties and forge new networks to satisfy the well being wants of individuals everywhere in the Americas and Europe now and sooner or later.”

“We face quite a few and shared well being challenges throughout the Americas and the European Area, from international warming, to ageing populations, from noncommunicable ailments to new and reemerging pathogens, from antibiotic resistance to common well being protection,” Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe mentioned.

“We merely received’t be capable to deal with these challenges alone, and that’s why this transatlantic partnership is so essential. We additionally share the Arctic area, residence to indigenous communities with distinctive well being wants who stand to learn from this partnership. With this new association, we hope to supercharge our collaboration throughout the well being spectrum, for the profit of everybody.”

“The USA and HHS are grateful for companions like WHO/Europe and PAHO who’re working tirelessly to offer lifesaving provides and companies to communities throughout the globe,” mentioned Ms. Loyce Tempo, Assistant Secretary for the Workplace of World Affairs for the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers.

“We all know that the worldwide challenges we face received’t be solved by one nation alone however by the world coming collectively and combating for what’s proper. We now have a chance to chart a greater, more healthy and extra equitable path for everybody. That’s why HHS is proud to signal on to this transatlantic partnership alongside PAHO and WHO/Europe to advertise international well being.”

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