Details of Ischemic heart disease

Details of Ischemic heart disease This pathology is part of the group of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the leading causes of death in the world. These account for 17.3 million deaths per year, which are expected to increase to 23.6 million by 2030. According to PAHO, each year more people die from cardiovascular disease…

The pandemic: an opportunity to innovate

The pandemic: an opportunity to innovate The pandemic has been the catalyst for many sectors to explore ways to overcome it through innovation. Hence, different sectors have made significant progress, achieving, among other things, an important economic reactivation. With the aim of deepening these advances, the virtual “Intersectoral Meeting of Innovation” forum was held on…

“Reliance” to strengthen the regulatory system

“Reliance” to strengthen the regulatory system The World Health Organization (WHO) defines “Reliance” as the act whereby the National Regulatory Agency (NRA) in a jurisdiction may take into account and give significant relevance (i.e., make full or partial use of) to the evaluations carried out by another reliable agency or institution to make its own…

Three Important Facts About Lung Cancer

Three Important Facts About Lung Cancer According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), cancer is the second most common cause of death in the Americas region. In 2020, approximately 4 million people were diagnosed with cancer and 1.4 million died from this disease. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men…

Open dialogue on mental health in the context of the pandemic: Being a caregiver does not make you immune from receiving care and attention

Open dialogue on mental health in the context of the pandemic: Being a caregiver does not make you immune from receiving care and attention For Rodrigo Córdoba, a psychiatrist, mental health is not the absence of disease, but rather the fact that there is a specific, universal and selective vision, which focuses on established and…

Towards the success of good regulatory practices

Towards the success of good regulatory practices One of the most important aspects in public health is regulation, which promotes quality, safety and efficacy, based on transparency and accountability. Hence, good regulatory practices protect the health of the population by ensuring quality, safe and effective drugs and treatments, and reducing the likelihood of adverse health…

What should we know about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

What should we know about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? COPD, as this pathology is called by its acronym, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease, which causes obstruction of airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, mucus production (sputum) and wheezing. It is usually caused by prolonged exposure to irritating gases or particulate…

Pharmacovigilance and Public Health

Pharmacovigilance and Public Health Faced with the suspicion of any harmful clinical consequences arising from dependence, abuse or misuse of a drug, and in order to ensure safer use of these products throughout their life cycle, the process of pharmacovigilance emerged. This is the public health activity aimed at identifying, quantifying, evaluating and preventing risks…