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Univision and Telefutura dedicate the first edition of their new program"Nuestra Frontera", to provide in depth information on influenza A (H1N1)

El Paso, TX, October 9, 2009 (PAHO/WHO)The local affiliate of Univision KINT-TV 26/ Cable 2 and Telefutura KTFN-TV 65/Cable 5, launched a new weekly program, aimed at delivering In depth reporting on subjects that affect the residents of El Paso, TX., City of Juarez, Chih., Las Cruces, NM,and other neighbor communities.

Univision and Telefutura dedicate the first edition of their new program"Nuestra Frontera", to provide in depth information on influenza A (H1N1) 



El Paso, TX, October 9, 2009 (PAHO/WHO)
The local affiliate of Univision KINT-TV 26/ Cable 2 and Telefutura KTFN-TV 65/Cable 5, launched a new weekly program, aimed at delivering In depth reporting on subjects that affect the residents of El Paso, TX., City of Juarez, Chih., Las Cruces, NM,and other neighbor communities.

The weekly program "Nuestra Frontera” will be a space of half an hour that will focus primarily on covering the topics of education and health,and other related subjects that affect our community.

The first edition of "Nuestra Frontera” was devoted to respond concerns and questions that that are circulating among the residents, with the appearance of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) second wave.   This first edition was host by the Univision KINT-TV 2 News Director of Channel, Zoltan Csanyi-Salcedo. 

In order to answer the questions, panelists such as the following were invited:

  • Dr. Héctor I. Ocaranza, Health authority of the City and County of El Paso, Department Of Public Health of El Paso.
  • Dr. Luis Gerardo Castellanos, Medical Epidemiologist of PAHO/WHO.

Both explained widely on the use of the vaccine, use of antiviral, prevention measures and the support that is expected from the population and the medical community, in order to cope with this common public health problem.

Dr. Ocaranza sent an outreach message to the community so, "that they observe preventive measures and help to strengthen community awareness by informing family members, neighbors and others.  To aall us at 2-1-1 for information related to the H1N1, including centers of vaccination.   Our operators are bilingual, operating 24 hours daily, 7 days a week."

Dr. Castellanos, added that, "it is essential that the media recognizes the importance of its informative role in the society; with regard to disease prevention and control it can be of substantive in the prevention and occurrence of many cases, and recognize the great task of Univision in supporting the efforts of health education, disease prevention and control of the local health authorities and of PAHO/WHO." 

The special program of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) "Our Border" was transmitted in Univision KINT-TV 26/Cable 2 and in Telefutura KTFN-TV 65/Cable 5 and is available in the PAHO YouTube Video Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDQjrUQhuIM

The number of confirmed cases, the responses to frequently asked questions, public health recommendations and other information on flu by A(H1N1) can be consulted in: www.paho.org  / www.who.int

 

 

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