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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

Canada reforms medical education to address changing health needs

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada is promoting a series of reforms to ensure that future Canadian medical professionals have the training, orientation and commitment they need to meet the health needs of a changing population.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 04:02

First Regional Forum Of Human Resources For Health And Indigenous Peoples.

Panamá, November 21 - 23, 2001.

The Area of Health Systems based on Primary Health Care (HSS) would like to invite you  to participate via Internet on the First Regional Forum Of Human Resources For Health And Indigenous Peoples: The Challenge Of Interculturality.

The forum is a joint initiative of the Pan American Health Organization, Health Canada, the Indigenous Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Panama.

You can access the event live via Internet on 21st and 22nd November (from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm - Washington DC time)

Translation available at:

For more information (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 09:52

A “Voice for Public Health” in Canada: CPHA

For more than 100 years, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) has been the leading non-governmental “voice of public health” in a country known for its commitment to universal health coverage, said James Chauvin, director of policy for the CPHA, during a Nov. 3 presentation at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:49
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