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The topics for discussion on this portal have already been analyzed by multiple actors. In this repository, the GS / OAS brings together some of them, as one more contribution to the discussion. This repository has two sections: In the Policy section, we will integrate information on policies relevant to the issues under discussion that are being implemented by Member States, Observer States and other States of the world. In Studies we will include analyzes, reports and reports published by academic institutions, think tanks, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities, all of them of recognized prestige, which are relevant to the conversation. The OAS will publish these articles and reports in their original language.

WHO - Boost for Global Response to COVID-19 as Economies Worldwide Formally Sign up to COVAX Facility

  • 21 September 2020

64 higher income economies have joined the COVAX Facility, a global initiative that brings together governments and manufacturers to ensure eventual COVID-19 vaccines reach those in greatest need, whoever they are and wherever they live. These 64 economies include commitments from 35 economies as well as the European Commission which will procure doses on behalf of 27 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland.

Conseguir 2000 millones de vacunas contra el COVID-19 para fines de 2021, el objetivo de la OMS

  • 21 September 2020

El proyecto multisectorial para garantizar la compra y distribución equitativa de las vacunas contra el COVID-19 cuando éstas existan cuenta ya con 156 países, informa la agencia sanitaria mundial. También adelanta que cada persona necesitaría dos dosis de la inmunización.

Keep health workers safe to keep patients safe: WHO

  • 17 September 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us of the vital role health workers play to relieve suffering and save lives,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “No country, hospital or clinic can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its health workers safe. WHO’s Health Worker Safety Charter is a step towards ensuring that health workers have the safe working conditions, the training, the pay and the respect they deserve.”

PAHO - Despite large numbers of cases, countless people not yet exposed remain vulnerable to COVID-19 infection in the Americas

  • 16 September 2020

Reopening societies before health systems are ready “would risk a handful of cases in one area becoming a full-blown outbreak,” PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne said today. “As leaders across the world face pressure to resume social and public life, it’s important that they avoid making decisions in a vacuum. Data about the virus’s spread and the state of health systems and services must guide each country’s plans to reopen, including the mix of preventive measures that should remain in place to keep people safe,” she told a media briefing today.

WHO’s three messages for UN75

  • 15 September 2020

As the world comes together at an unprecedented virtual session of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), WHO has three messages to share. The first is about equitable access to COVID-19 tools. At UNGA, WHO will call on world leaders to support the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT)-Accelerator, a unique international collaboration to fast-track the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines globally, while strengthening health systems.

UNICEF - La reapertura de las escuelas debe ser prioritaria una vez levantadas las restricciones debidas al COVID-19

  • 15 September 2020

El 25% de los países aún no tiene fecha para el regreso a la escuela con los efectos negativos que los cierres prolongados causados por la pandemia implican para la educación. Las agencias dedicadas a la salud, los niños y la educación urgen a los gobiernos a dar prioridad a la reapertura escolar invirtiendo en medidas de seguridad y protección sanitaria.

PAHO - Director Cites Actions Required to Combat Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic at CAF Conference

  • 11 September 2020

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, said “Action is required at all levels” from local communities to national levels, and from regional to global levels to combat a triple crisis in the Region: a health crisis, a social crisis and an economic crisis. “It is only through concerted and collective action that we will address COVID-19, suppress its transmission and recover onto the path of sustainable development,” Etienne told a Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) conference yesterday.

ONU - COVID-19: Las medidas de protección social son cortoplacistas y no evitarán la extensión de la pobreza

  • 11 September 2020

Pese a los 589.000 millones de dólares dedicados a protección social en 113 países, las iniciativas de protección social no impedirán el aumento de la pobreza, alerta un experto de las Naciones Unidas en derechos humanos, que indica que muchas personas han quedado excluidas de ellas e insta a un replanteamiento global.

PAHO - COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Suicide Risk Factors

  • 10 September 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today warned that the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate suicide risk factors, urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it.

Coronavirus is affecting the mental health of many people. Data from recent studies show an increase in distress, anxiety and depression, particular among health care workers. These, in addition to violence, alcohol use disorders, substance abuse, and feelings of loss, are important factors that can increase a person's risk of deciding to take their own lives.

ONU - COVID-19: Hacen falta 35.000 millones de dólares para vacunas, tratamientos y diagnósticos

  • 10 September 2020

Mientras los líderes mundiales siguen batallando por tomar conjuntamente las decisiones o dedicar los recursos necesarios para derrotar al coronavirus, la pandemia se ha convertido en una amenaza para la seguridad global, indicó este jueves el líder de la ONU y subrayó la urgencia de otorgar 35.000 millones de dólares al mecanismo de aceleración del desarrollo de pruebas, tratamientos y vacunas contra la COVID-19.

ONU - El cambio climático avanza implacablemente a pesar de la pandemia COVID-19, advierten los científicos

  • 9 September 2020

El mundo está muy lejos de cumplir los objetivos del Acuerdo de París. Las reducciones de emisiones de carbón en el punto máximo de las medidas de confinamiento por el coronavirus alcanzaron hasta un 17%, pero ya se acercan de nuevo a los niveles previos a la pandemia y a largo plazo no tendrán mucho impacto en las concentraciones de gases de efecto invernadero en la atmósfera, que permanecen en niveles récord. La temperatura sigue aumentando y el agua y los ecosistemas están cada vez más amenazados.

WHO - COVID-19 Could Reverse Decades of Progress Toward Eliminating Preventable Child Deaths, Agencies Warn

  • 9 September 2020

The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group.

Since then, however, surveys by UNICEF and WHO reveal that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress.

ONU - El cambio climático avanza implacablemente a pesar de la pandemia COVID-19, advierten los científicos

  • 9 September 2020

El mundo está muy lejos de cumplir los objetivos del Acuerdo de París. Las reducciones de emisiones de carbón en el punto máximo de las medidas de confinamiento por el coronavirus alcanzaron hasta un 17%, pero ya se acercan de nuevo a los niveles previos a la pandemia y a largo plazo no tendrán mucho impacto en las concentraciones de gases de efecto invernadero en la atmósfera, que permanecen en niveles récord. La temperatura sigue aumentando y el agua y los ecosistemas están cada vez más amenazados.

UNICEF - La COVID-19 puede arruinar treinta años de avances hacia la eliminación de muertes infantiles prevenibles

  • 9 September 2020

Tras alcanzarse el año pasado el menor número de muertes de niños y niñas a nivel mundial con 5,2 millones, la pandemia del coronavirus puede romper la tendencia a la baja y desarmar esfuerzos que tardaron décadas en lograrse. En muchos países se están produciendo interrupciones en los reconocimientos médicos, las vacunaciones y la atención pre y postnatal.

UNCTAD: COVID-19: Shipping Data Hints to Dome Recovery in Global Trade

  • 9 September 2020

The number of ships pulling into ports to unload and load containers rebounded in many parts of the world in the third quarter of 2020, according to new UNCTAD calculations. This offers a hopeful sign for world merchandise trade, which suffered a historic year-on-year fall of 27% in the second quarter.

New Tool Seeks to Measure the Maturity Level of Health Institutions to Offer Telemedicine in Times of COVID-19

  • 8 September 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when most in-person health consultations have been postponed, telemedicine is once again coming forward as a way to maintain contact between patients and doctors by minimizing the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus, and ensuring the continuity of consultation and treatment for those in need.

UNHCR Report: Coronavirus a dire threat to refugee education – half of the world’s refugee children out of school.

  • 3 September 2020

In a report released today, titled “Coming Together for Refugee Education,” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities will be further threatened.  The data in the report is based on the gross enrolment figures from the 2019 school cycle.

OPS - COVID-19: América tiene el mayor número de trabajadores de salud infectados del mundo

  • 2 September 2020

La Organización Panamericana de la Salud cifra en unos 570.000 el número de trabajadores sanitarios infectados. Unas tres cuartas partes de los diagnosticados con la enfermedad son mujeres. Estados Unidos y México suman casi el 85% de todas las muertes por COVID-19 de estos profesionales en la región. El costo humano de la pandemia en América continúa alto con casi 4000 muertes al día.

COVID-19 Has Infected Some 570,000 Health workers and killed 2,500 in the Americas, PAHO Director Says

  • 2 September 2020

“We have the highest number of health care workers infected in the world,” PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne said during a press conference today. “Our data shows that nearly 570,000 health workers across our region have fallen ill and more than 2,500 have succumbed to the virus.”

UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

  • 4 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.

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