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This 2007 edition of Health in the Americas presents a broad picture of the regional situation and that of all the countries with regard to health and human development; specific disease conditions and risk factors; environmental health, and the evolution of health systems and services.

In addition, it considers and discusses progress made regarding the global commitment, expressed in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to tackle extreme poverty, hunger, disease, lack of water and sanitation, inadequate housing, and social exclusion and to promote gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. That expression of countries’ collective commitment to social equity informs the text throughout this publication.  

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