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PAHO/WHO urges countries to reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension and heart disease

less salt-150At a special event this week at UN headquarters, experts from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and PAHO/WHO Member States urged more countries to launch national salt reduction initiatives to prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Caribbean countries discuss establishment of a centralized generic medicines registry process to improve access to essential drugs

medicamentos-150The countries of the Caribbean are discussing the establishment of a unified registration process for generic medicines, in order to improve availability, quality, and access to essential medicines within countries.


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