On July 23, monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO Director-General. As of December 7, there have been 55,631 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas, of which 329 have been from Central America, 201 in Guatemala. For this, the IMST of MPOX of PAHO together with the Regional Coordination Mechanism of Central America propose to carry out the update webinar, whose objectives are: Knowing the current status of the outbreak, diagnostic methods, surveillance and vaccination strategies, as well as clinical treatment can help improve the response to monkeypox in the subregion.
We would cordially like to invite you to the session that will take place on Thursday, 15 December from 10:00 p.m. to 01:00 p.m. (local time in Costa Rica.)
Objective: Update session on monkeypox to strengthen prevention and control actions aimed at the Ministries of Health work teams, HIV programs, VICITS teams, care services for key populations and civil society in Central America and the Republic Dominican.
Language: Interpretation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
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10.00-10.10 Introduction and objectives- Ruben Mayorga
10.10-10.30 Global, regional and CAD epidemiological situation- Marcelo Vila
10:30-10.45 Monkeypox Diagnosis – Jairo Méndez/Lionel Gresh
10.40-10.55 Clinical characteristics, pain management. Coinfection with HIV, severe MPOX.- Pilar Ramón/Omar Sued
10.55-11.15 Vaccination: availability and indications- Mirta Magariños
11.10-11.20 P & R
11.30-11.45 Risk Communications- Ruben Mayorga
11.45-11.55 Ethics in epidemiological surveillance- Carla Saenz
11.55-12.15 Active search for cases: strategies and involvement of civil society- Ricardo Mendizabal, ICAP
12.15-12.30 CAS experience, Guatemala- Luis Gomez. CAS.
12.30-12.45 Country experience: Peru – Carlos Benites, secretario general Grupo de Coordinación Técnica Horizontal (GCTH).
12.45-13.00 Q&A / Conclusion