At a major conference I organized National Academy of Medicine Held at its facilities, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), delivered a lecture focusing on “Health Challenges in the Americas, taking into account lessons learned in pandemic“.
“The involvement of medical academies, such as the one in which we find ourselves today, must be taken into account to establish Public policy In matters health“Explained the Director of the Pan American Health Organization.
One of the powerful lessons he left behind, Jarbas Barbosa stressed pandemic is that “primary health care must be strengthened.”
The pandemic has led to a decline in confidence in… Health authoritiesThis is what the Director of the Pan American Health Organization expressed, and in order to combat this mistrust he proposes establishing an alliance with medical academies and universities.
Gerbas Barbosa stated, “Open dialogue with universities and medical academies is important; this step is necessary to restore the credibility of health authorities.”
Lessons from vaccination in pandemic
“In four weeks we already had coverage vaccination larger than Europe, although one of the problems has been ensuring access, which is why I consider that one of the pillars should be better prepared for pandemic“The goal is to have a global instrument that guarantees equitable access to vaccines,” Jarbas Barbosa explained in an interview with SuMédico.
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization pointed out that another challenge facing us in light of the epidemic is the fear of getting vaccinated, “We have to fight Fear of vaccination“, he pointed out.
The head of the international organization’s doctors stressed the importance of attending Psychological health And put it as a primary care priority.
In addition, he stressed that timely information and the absence of any evidence is best to counter mistrust and misinformation on issues health As an example, he gave the strongest phase of the epidemic, noting that at this time rumors spread, but with data provided by academics in the region, mismanagement of information can be countered.
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