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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 Sunday, 22 April 2012 08:56
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Health Authorities, Cooperating Agencies and Institutional Friends Meet to Support Vaccination in Haiti

Haiti’s Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Florence Guillaume, called on “Friends of Haiti” countries, national and international organizations, and the Haitian private sector to contribute funding for a new “Intensive Activities for Child Health” initiative.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 April 2012 16:28
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PAHO/WHO Honored for Cholera Efforts in Haiti

The Government of Haiti this week honored the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization’s (PAHO/WHO’s) office in Port-au-Prince with Haiti’s national “Honor and Merit” award, in recognition of the organization’s contributions to the fight against cholera and its efforts to improve public health. The award was signed by President René Preval on April 19, 2011.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2011 11:57
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PAHO/WHO supports Technical Cooperation Mission with the Haitian Leprosy Coordination

During the past three years, Haiti suffered from food crisis and various natural disasters that include more than 5 hurricanes, floods, and an earthquake that devastated most of the Ouest Departement, including the Capital City, Port-au-Prince. The impact by the earthquake on response capacity was severe, as the already fragile Haitian government lost 33% of its personnel and 24 of the 25 official buildings.
Due to the need of reestablishing the activities of the Haitian National Leprosy Programme after the earthquake, the Regional Consultant for the Leprosy Programme of the Americas and the Caribbean visited Port-au-Prince in a technical cooperation mission from 3-6 of May.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 11:06
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Video: One Year, One Team 4 Haiti

More PAHO multimedia...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:07
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