Infections after the COVID-19 vaccine, what is behind?

Infections after the COVID-19 vaccine, what is behind? Currently, COVID-19 approved vaccines have different degrees of proven effectiveness, researchers at the University of Florida found that the efficacy of the vaccine against the virus was of 54% on average. This means that, although the probability is low, it is possible to get the virus even…

Five steps to urgently advance COVID-19 vaccine equity

Five steps to urgently advance COVID-19 vaccine equity 19 May 2021 07h00 CET– Innovative vaccine manufacturers and biotech companies are at the forefront of the global effort to develop and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. This massive effort is succeeding. After more than 200 clinical trials and nearly 300 partnerships and collaborations among manufacturers worldwide, production has…

Joint review of medicines in Central America

Joint review of medicines in Central America The Joint Evaluation of Drug Records is a mechanism by which individuals or corporations may request the technical assessment of medicinal products for human use, for applications for a new Health Register. This was the topic of the webinar conducted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on…

How has the pandemic changed the Peruvian health system?

How has the pandemic changed the Peruvian health system? Impact on medical consultation There are many physician specialties that have had to look for new ways to interact with the patient. 
Prior to COVID-19, only 20% of physicians used a teleconsulting platform. During COVID-19, this percentage became 90% of physicians who began using this method…

3 facts on Human Papilloma Virus in Men

3 facts on Human Papilloma Virus in Men Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a disease that is associated with women. However, the latest research reveals data that needs to be communicated, as the look is turned to men as the main silent carriers of HPV, a virus that causes 90% of cervical cancer cases, according…

Advanced therapies, an opportunity to improve the quality of life of patients with different pathologies

Advanced therapies, an opportunity to improve the quality of life of patients with different pathologies * With the permanent intention of improving the quality and life opportunity of patients, science has worked continuously in the search for alternatives that allow offering a variety of increasingly specific, safe, and effective treatments. * For this reason, AFIDRO…

The Health Agenda of Peru

The Health Agenda of Peru The health crisis generated by COVID-19 overflowed all the responsiveness of the Peruvian health system. This resulted in many treatments being interrupted, and regular immunization campaigns not reaching their goals, making it impossible for patients with complex and chronic diseases to receive adequate care since the pandemic arose. High complexity…

Ask the expert about… the most common myths about vaccination

Ask the expert about… the most common myths about vaccination * Dr. Carlos Alvarez was the first guest to answer the participants’ doubts about vaccines, which were expressed through Yaneth Giha, executive president of Afidro and moderator of the meeting. Bogotá, May 2021-. As part of the #InmunesaLaDesinformación campaign, Afidro, in partnership with 13 other…