Washington, D.C., 11 November 2009 (PAHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today wishes Sesame Street a “Happy 40th Birthday.”
“PAHO applauds the entire Sesame Street team for its outstanding contributions to health education and child development over the past four decades and Sesame Workshop for partnering with PAHO to encourage parents throughout the hemisphere to immunize their children during Vaccination Week in the Americas. The world is a better place for children because of
—Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director, PAHO
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind
Sesame Workshop's partnership with PAHO compliments their recently launched Plaza Sésamo "Healthy Habits for Life initiative," which encourages children in Latin America to exercise, eat healthy foods and develop healthy habits that are simple and fun and can be practiced forever.
The Pan American Health Organization, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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