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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).

PAHO Director to address ALBA summit on Ebola preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean

PAHO Director to address ALBA summit on Ebola preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, is in Cuba this week to participate in a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish), during which she will provide a briefing on the response in Latin America and the Caribbean to potential imported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD).

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