Border states assess the lessons learned from the first wave of the influenza A (H1N1)
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)–through its Office for the Border Mexico-United States, cooperates technically with the two countries, its border states and the government and nongovernmental agencies in the preparations and mechanisms of effective responses in order to confront pandemic H1N1, as well as, Seasonal Influenza.
The 6th Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Binational Health Week (BBHW) was officially inaugurated by the Secretaries of Health of Sonora and Arizona, right at the border fence in Nogales, Arizona. This annual event is sponsored by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the México Secretariat of Health and the ten states on the U.S.-México border.
The Binational Health Week (SBS) is carried out with the participation of the government of Mexico through the Secretariat of Health, in coordination with federal agencies, state, community organizations, and volunteers of the United States and Canada. From October 3rd to the 15th, promotion and education activities, workshops, examinations, and channeling to health insurance programs were carried out, for the benefit of the most disadvantaged Latin populations. Many of these activities took place in the 10 border states of both sides.
Strengthening the local ability
to improve the prevention and control of diabetes type 2
In response to the high prevalence of diabetes type 2, figure that represents 1.1 million people in the U.S.-Mexico border, since 1998 PAHO/WHO US-Mexico Border Office, coordinates the study of Control and Prevention of Diabetes in the U.S.-Mexico border.
Given study in its Phase I,identified the high prevalence of diabetes and associated risk factors and, as part of Phase II, is carrying out a series of trainings in diabetes length wise and in both sides of the border, whose fundamental part is to emphasize the importance of the interdisciplinary work of the health workers in the prevention and control of this disease. Materials were adapted, which included identification,prevention and control of diabetes type 2, culturally appropriate to the border.
The University of Texas at El Paso recognizes U.S.-Mexico border health leaders
The 2009 Friends of the College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing are recognized as special people who go beyond the call of duty to help advance the mission of educating health professionals along the U.S.-Mexico Border region.
"We are delighted to recognize and honor the 2009 Friends of the College," said Kathleen Curtis, Ph.D., dean of UTEP's College of Health Sciences. "Their outstanding leadership has been instrumental in fostering success for our programs, our faculty and students. They have opened their doors and joined in partnership with the College of Health Sciences to advance our work and we look forward to working closely with each of them for years to come.
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