How to ensure the quality of medications and patient safety?

How to ensure the quality of medications and patient safety? The cold chain has been one of the key elements in expanding the delivery of daily immunization services and allowing more people to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. In this sense, on September 22, the webinar “Cold chain management: opportunities and challenges” organized by Fedefarma…

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…