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Congenital anomalies are the second-leading cause of death in children under 5 in the Americas

Congenital anomalies

To raise awareness about the impact of congenital anomalies, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined with 11 other leading global health organizations to commemorate the first World Birth Defects Day this 3 March.To raise awareness and spur action, PAHO/WHO and 11 global health organizations are promoting the first World Birth Defects Day on 3 March.

Tobacco: 10 years fighting a top killer in the Americas

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Despite fierce opposition from the tobacco industry, a number of countries in the Americas have made major progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This week marks a decade since the agreement took effect as the world's first international health treaty.

PAHO/WHO supports CDC-led effort to eliminate malaria on Hispaniola by 2020

malaria paho cdc

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. 

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