5-day intensive certificate course
November 5-9 2014
The Centre for Global Health (University of Ottawa), and the Swiss Tropical and Public health Institute of Basel are combining forces and faculty to offer a timely and dynamic, problem-based learning experience in a one week certificate course after the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health November 2-4 2014. Select this link for more information on the certificate.
Vaupés and Vichada
are characterized by having the largest
indigenous population in Colombia. The Ministry
of Health and Social Protection of Colombia
was keen to start work in these communities to improve their access
to health services.
Experiences, Lessons Learned, and
Perspectives takes place this week in Bogota, Colombia, from
September 17-19. This meeting is part of the third year of
implementation of the four-year PAHO/Canada project Improved Health and Increased Protection from Communicable Diseases (IHIPCD)
for women, children and excluded populations in vulnerable situations
in Latin America and the Caribbean. This project includes 11 countries:
Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Paraguay, Peru, and
Road traffic injuries caused an estimated 149,992 deaths in
the Region of the Americas in 2010. The average death rate for the Region from
road traffic injuries was 16.1 per 100,000 population. Among subregions, the
average road traffic deaths ranges from 10.9 to 22.1 per 100,000 population.
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A year ago, Cleotilde Acosta's four children were having problems
sleeping and eating. “Before they received deworming treatment, they
would wake up frightened in the middle of the night,” recalls this
mother in Santa María del Carbón, an indigenous Pech community in the
municipality of San Esteban, department of Olancho, Honduras. “Now their
stomachs are better, they have healthy appetites, and the ones in
school are learning to read,” she adds with a grateful smile.