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Countries of the Americas aim to halt transmission of schistosomiasis by 2020

Children in the water

Representatives of countries affected by schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic infection, met last week in Puerto Rico to define a roadmap for halting transmission and verifying the elimination of the disease. Schistosomiasis affects primarily school-age children in rural areas of certain countries in the Americas.

New PAHO report: More than 7 suicides per hour in the Americas

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Some 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas each year—more than 7 per hour—according to a report released today by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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