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PAHO Launches Vaccination Week in the Americas in Haiti, With Intensive Vaccination Activities Focused on Children

As the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas got under way, Haiti today launched intensive vaccination activities to protect children against diseases including polio, measles and rubella, among others. A launch event was held in Port of Prince with the participation of national health authorities, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the GAVI Alliance, and other international organizations.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 10:03

PAHO and partners launch Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from partner organizations, launched the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas on April 13 in the lead-up to the VI Summit of the Americas, being held this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:11

April 7 is World Health Day


World Health Day is celebrated each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to raise awareness about a public health priority.

This year’s theme, Aging and health, reminds us that good health can add life to years, enabling older men and women to live longer and remain actively involved in all levels of society.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 10:46

Epidemiologist in PAHO Bahamas Office

"The PAHO Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Country Office has entered into an exciting new partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to bring one year of international epidemiological support to this region of the Caribbean. Through this partnership, three Canadian field epidemiologists will be participating in consecutive 4-month assignments in The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. The purpose of these assignments is to build national epidemiological capacity for communicable disease control through early detection of key epidemic-prone diseases and appropriate response in line with the countries’ global responsibilities under the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2012 13:28
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