Monkeypox Webinar and Mass Gathering – PAHO/WHO


Join us on the “Monkeypox and Mass Gathering” webinar, on Tuesday July 5, 2022, at 11 a.m.. This session will provide recommendations and resources for gatherings and parties during the current monkeypox outbreak.

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom, with simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and International Sign Language.

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Target

  • Health authorities and health workers
  • Academies
  • International cooperation agencies
  • Interested individuals and communities in the countries of the Region of the Americas

Background

Globally, 3508 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 50 countries, 85% in the European Region, 12% in the Region of the Americas, 2% in the African Region,

In the Region of the Americas, as of June 23, 2022, a total of 427 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in 7 countries: Argentina (4 cases), Brazil (11 cases), Canada (224 cases), Chile (3 cases), Mexico (11 cases), the United States of America (173 cases) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1 case).

In addition, a total of 11 probable cases and 49 suspected cases have been reported. This represents one additional country (Chile) and an increase of 159 confirmed cases, 9 probable cases and 26 suspected cases since the previous report. Learn more

Program

11:00
Introduction
Dr. Alex Camacho
Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisor
Health Emergencies Service
PAHO/WHO, Washington DC

11:05
Epidemiological update in the Americas
Dr Maria Almiron
Head of Unit, Health Information Management
PAHO/WHO, Washington DC

11:15
WHO public health advice for gatherings during the current monkeypox outbreak
Dr. Amaia Glaria Artazcoz
Technical Officer, Mass Gatherings
WHO, Geneva

11:35
Monkeypox: Working with communities
Dr. Hortencia Peralta
Advisor, HIV/STI Prevention
Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health
PAHO/WHO, Washington DC

11:45
Questions and answers

12:15
Resources available and closure

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How to participate

Date: Jul 5, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Resources and more information

Monkeypox OPS webpage
Public health advice for gatherings during the current monkeypox outbreak

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