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On World Health Day, soccer star Leonel Messi helps to raise awareness about Chagas’ Disease (04/07/2014)


In a video released for World Health Day, FC Barcelona soccer star Leonel Messi calls for more resources and drugs against Chagas ' disease, a silent disease transmitted by a biting insect that currently infects 6 to 8 million people, mainly in the Americas.

"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day (04/06/2014)


Mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other insects can be far more than a nuisance. The diseases they carry-malaria, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and many others-can cause serious illness and in some cases death. In the Americas, one out of every two people lives in an area at risk of one or more of these vector-borne diseases.

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects (04/04/2014)

Roughly 50% of people living in the Western Hemisphere are at risk of one or more diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other vectors, including West Nile virus, dengue, malaria and most recently chikungunya. In a “call to action” for World Health Day 2014, top health experts from North and South America and the Caribbean urged greater efforts by governments, communities and individuals to control the spread of these and other vector-borne diseases.

Water and sanitation improvements remain key to defeating cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (03/21/2014)

In the Americas, one in five people with tuberculosis is unaware of the disease (03/21/2014)

Eight in 10 adolescent girls in the Americas have access to HPV vaccine, following its introduction in Brazil (03/20/2014)

PAHO/WHO promotes an intercultural approach in health services to guarantee access for indigenous and afro-descendant populations (03/20/2014)

Kidney disease rising among seniors with diabetes and hypertension (03/11/2014)

World Salt Awareness Week: “Read the label, choose less salt” (03/10/2014)

WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline (03/05/2014)

Countries should speed adoption of laws to control tobacco epidemic and prevent 1 million deaths per year (02/11/2014)

Recess programs can boost activity levels in school-age children (01/28/2014)

PAHO/WHO's US–Mexico Border Field Office to conclude mission after seven decades of service (01/27/2014)

Nicaragua is first country to ratify new international protocol to eliminate illicit tobacco trade (01/16/2014)


Countries of the Americas have reduced malaria deaths by 70% since 2000, but 145 million people in the region remain at risk (12/11/2013)

PAHO/WHO presents model legislation on reproductive health and healthy motherhood, with human rights focus (12/03/2013)

Countries prepare plan to address obstacles and improve access to health for people with disabilities (12/02/2013)

Latin America and the Caribbean advance toward universal access to HIV treatment (11/27/2013)

PAHO/WHO: Adopting healthy practices at home can improve children’s mental and physical health (11/20/2013)

Keeping men and boys safe requires attention to their special health needs (11/19/2013)

Francisco Becerra of Mexico is sworn in as PAHO/WHO Assistant Director (11/15/2013)

Half of people who have diabetes don’t know it (11/14/2013)

Global Health Workforce Alliance honors El Salvador’s minister of health (11/12/2013)

Most countries in the Americas have sufficient health personnel but face challenges in distribution, migration and training (11/11/2013)

3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for health is taking place in Brazil (11/08/2013)

Radiology services are critical to meeting public health needs (11/08/2013)

Projects from Colombia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic are honored as "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2013" (11/07/2013)

Cancer mortality is declining in some countries of the Americas -- new PAHO/WHO report (11/05/2013)

Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance (10/23/2013)

Girls and boys respond differently to a school-based healthy diet intervention in Argentina (10/18/2013)

Universal access to eye care could prevent most blindness (10/10/2013)

Depression and dementia are top mental disorders for people over 60 (10/10/2013)

As Cholera Death Toll Climbs in Post-Earthquake Haiti, New Studies Show Disease Emerging as a Driver of Progress in Public Health (10/08/2013)

Kidney disease of unknown causes in agricultural communities in Central America is declared a serious public health problem (10/04/2013)

Health leaders set course for Pan American health action and progress toward universal coverage (10/04/2013)

Health leaders pledge action to reduce deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025 (10/03/2013)

Health authorities pledge to improve access to health care for LGBT people (10/03/2013)

PAHO/PAHEF present 2013 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health (10/01/2013)

Health leaders from the Americas support universal health coverage (09/30/2013)

Elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies in the Americas by 2015 is within reach, experts say (09/27/2013)

World Heart Day: Healthy habits starting in childhood can prevent heart disease (09/27/2013)

Ministers of health convene to set priorities for Pan American health cooperation (09/26/2013)

Governments to agree increased focus on people with disabilities in development strategies (09/20/2013)

PAHO/WHO advances new model for integrated care of noncommunicable diseases (09/17/2013)

Suicide claims more than 60,000 lives yearly in the Americas (09/06/2013)

Motorcycle deaths more than tripled in the Americas between 1998 and 2010, says new PAHO/WHO study (09/04/2013)

Human rights education can empower health providers to protect and promote patients rights (08/29/2013)

International partners seek to reduce inequities that lead to maternal and child deaths in the Americas (08/27/2013)

PAHO/WHO contest invites students to be creative in promoting handwashing in the Americas (08/23/2013)

PAHO/WHO urges support for nursing mothers to ensure exclusive breastfeeding up to six months (07/30/2013)

Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness (07/29/2013)

Hepatitis is a silent epidemic that kills two people per minute throughout the world (07/23/2013)

PAHO/WHO announces winners of the PAHO-Ibero-American Cochrane Network Awards (07/22/2013)

New UNAIDS initiative provides innovative strategies to achieve universal access to HIV treatment (07/17/2013)

PAHO/WHO Celebrates Implementation of New Tobacco Control Legislation in Jamaica (07/17/2013)

“Be Brave not Violent” campaign calls young people to be become part of the solution to end violence against women (07/16/2013)

One Third of World’s Population Benefits from an Effective Tobacco Control Measure (07/09/2013)

Uruguayan football star Diego Forlán leads PAHO/WHO campaign against tobacco (07/03/2013)

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States win PAHO/WHO contest (07/02/2013)

PAHO Recommends Family Emergency Plan for Hurricane Season (06/27/2013)

Countries of the Americas Can Procure More Affordable Diagnostic and Treatment Supplies for HIV/AIDS (06/25/2013)

“Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest receives nominations until July 5 (06/24/2013)

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ (06/20/2013)

Patients with Tuberculosis in the Dominican Republic Need More Social Protection to Offset Expenses, Study Says (06/19/2013)

SaltSmart consortium endorses plan to halve dietary salt consumption in the Americas by 2020 (06/14/2013)

PAHO/WHO urges countries of the Americas to work toward 100% voluntary altruistic blood donation (06/13/2013)

PAHO/WHO honors efforts to improve gender equity in health in Latin America (06/07/2013)

$29.1 million pledged to support cholera elimination in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (05/31/2013)

PAHO/WHO urges total bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the Americas (05/30/2013)

PAHO/WHO honors individuals and institutions for tobacco control contributions (05/28/2013)

Study finds one-third of births in Paraguay are unplanned (05/23/2013)

Lowering salt intake prevents hypertension and cuts risks of heart attacks and stroke by 25% (05/16/2013)

Stigma and discrimination jeopardize the health of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (05/16/2013)

Over 23,500 pedestrians are killed yearly in Latin America and the Caribbean (05/09/2013)

Hospitals throughout the Americas Invite Patients, Family Members to Help Promote Clean Care (05/06/2013)

Health—not market interests—should drive nutrition and agriculture policies, says report (05/01/2013)

PAHO/WHO Revolving Fund helps countries provide free vaccines during Vaccination Week in the Americas (04/26/2013)

11th Vaccination Week in the Americas seeks to protect 44 million people in 44 countries and territories against dangerous diseases (04/18/2013)

PAHO director seeks to strengthen ties with WHO Collaborating Centers in Mexico (04/16/2013)

PAHO urges intersectoral work to incorporate health in all public policies (04/16/2013)

PAHO praises innovative maternity care model in Mexico state (04/15/2013)

Countries have access to affordable medicines for hypertension and other chronic diseases through the PAHO Strategic Fund (04/08/2013)

World Health Day: In the Americas, one in three adults has hypertension, the leading risk factor for death from cardiovascular disease (04/04/2013)

Countries in the Americas improve management of HIV/AIDS drugs to prevent shortages (04/02/2013)

PAHO welcomes tobacco ban at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (03/25/2013)

Millennium Water Association joins coalition for water and sanitation to eliminate cholera from Haiti (03/14/2013)

Countries in the Americas need comprehensive legislation to reduce traffic deaths, says new PAHO/WHO report (03/14/2013)

World Salt Awareness Week: “Less salt, please!” (03/12/2013)

PAHO/WHO calls for improved health sector response for women survivors of violence (03/08/2013)

PAHO/WHO to support Haiti with $500,000 for water and sanitation connections in health centers (03/05/2013)

Report: Legislation on violence against women falls short of public health recommendations (02/22/2013)

New multi-sector partnership seeks to reduce cervical and breast cancer in the Americas (02/08/2013)

PAHO seeks to prevent breast and cervical cancer, which claim some 120,000 lives each year in the Americas (02/05/2013)

New PAHO Director will promote universal health coverage, make “health a driving force for change” (01/31/2013)

Intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries (01/17/2013)

Progress seen against neglected tropical diseases in the Americas and around the world (01/16/2013)


In the Americas, malaria cases have declined nearly 60% since 2000 (12/20/2012)

Disabilities affect 140-180 million people in the Americas (12/03/2012)

HIV treatment brings countries of the Americas closer to “zero” (11/30/2012)

Measles and Rubella: Emergency Plan of Action to Be Implemented to Keep the Americas Free of These Diseases (11/28/2012)

International Men’s Day: Men in the Americas live 5 to 7 Years Less than Women (11/20/2012)

Health experts call for better HIV surveillance in the Americas (11/20/2012)

Delegates from 76 Countries Launch Global Mechanism in Buenos Aires to Fight Drug Counterfeiting (11/19/2012)

Pedestrians are the Most Affected by Traffic Accidents, Causing 5 Million Injuries per Year (11/16/2012)

Experts to Debate Counterfeit Medicines at WHO Global Summit (11/15/2012)

Diabetes Shows Upward Trend in the Americas (11/14/2012)

PALTEX is presented to the health community in Puerto Rico (11/14/2012)

PALTEX is presented to the health community in Puerto Rico (11/14/2012)

In the Americas, tobacco is linked to 7 in 10 deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (11/12/2012)

World Radiography Day: Two-Thirds of the World’s Population has no Access to Diagnostic Imaging (11/08/2012)

WHO: Routine Vaccination reaching four in five Children but 22 Million still Miss Out (11/06/2012)

USAID triples its financial support for PAHO/WHO project to fight tuberculosis in Latin America and the Caribbean (10/31/2012)

PAHO/WHO Launches Mobile Application that Monitors Student Health in the Americas (10/27/2012)

Recommendation Calls for Exploring Collaboration between Public Vaccine Producers in the Americas (10/25/2012)

PAHO Celebrates 20 years without Polio in the Americas and Calls to Maintain High Vaccination Coverage (10/24/2012)

Instan a expandir el testeo para frenar el VIH en Latinoamérica (10/19/2012)

Washing Hands with Soap and Water Reduces by 50% Childhood Diarrhea and by 25% Respiratory Infections (10/15/2012)

World Mental Health Day: Depression, the Most Common Mental Disorder (10/09/2012)

PAHO/WHO Pushes Forward Roadmap to Support Parliamentary Activity on Health in the Americas (10/03/2012)

International Day of Older Persons: Aging Population Presents Challenges, Opportunities for Countries of the Americas (10/01/2012)

Rabies Cases Have Declined 95 Percent in the Americas Since 1980 (09/27/2012)

Health Leaders Define Priorities for Joint Action in the Americas (09/24/2012)

Countries of the Americas seek to prevent 3 million deaths from noncommunicable diseases by 2025 (09/20/2012)

Dr. Carissa Etienne of Dominica is Elected PAHO Director (09/19/2012)

Latin America and the Caribbean Have Gained 45 years in Life Expectancy Since 1900 (09/18/2012)

PAHO Director Briefs Ambassadors to the OAS on the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference (09/13/2012)

PAHO/WHO to launch Health in the Americas report at Pan American Sanitary Conference (09/13/2012)

Governments, private sector, and civil society commit to reduce salt consumption through region-wide partnership (08/30/2012)

Use of Oral Vaccine can Complement Cholera Elimination Efforts on the Island of Hispaniola, Experts Say (08/16/2012)

Information Professionals in Health Sciences Invited to Present Papers on eHealth in the Americas (08/14/2012)

PAHO Calls for Renewed Commitment to Support Broader Use of Best Breastfeeding Practices (07/30/2012)

Agriculture Ministers of Health and Agriculture Discuss Plans for Sustainable Food Production and Food Safety (07/26/2012)

Launch of the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera from the Island of Hispaniola (06/28/2012)

PAHO highlights countries’ progress, challenges in expanding access to HIV treatment (06/27/2012)

Experts say reducing demand is key goal for emerging drug policies (06/26/2012)

Road Safety is the Subject of a UN Rio+20 Side Event (06/22/2012)

PAHO and the Government of Catalonia Signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Cooperation in Health (06/22/2012)

Winners of Journalism Award Highlight Benefits of Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccines (06/20/2012)

Progress on Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study (06/13/2012)

Progress on Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study (06/13/2012)

More Voluntary Blood Donations Essential (06/13/2012)

International Partners Back Investment in Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera From the Island of Hispaniola (06/07/2012)

International Partners Back Investment in Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera From the Island of Hispaniola (06/07/2012)

Panel examined tobacco industry interference in the Region since the entry into force of the Framework Convention (06/01/2012)

PAHO warns of tobacco industry interference in the countries of the Americas (05/31/2012)

Safe Motherhood Initiative announces winners of photography and best practices contests in maternal health (05/29/2012)

"Therapies" to change sexual orientation lack medical justification and threaten health (05/17/2012)

WHO and PAHO honor efforts to counter the actions of the tobacco industry in the Americas (05/16/2012)

Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected diseases (05/15/2012)

Pan American Forum to promote cross-sector action against non-communicable diseases (05/11/2012)

Experts to analyze progress toward elimination of trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness (05/11/2012)

Road to Rio +20: Sustainable Development and Environmental Health (05/09/2012)

PAHO, OAS join forces to reduce demand for drugs in the Americas (05/09/2012)

Experts pledge multisectoral action to fight non-communicable diseases (05/09/2012)

PAHO calls for a new generation of HIV treatment programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (05/03/2012)

Vaccination Week in the Americas Seeks to Reach the Region's Indigenous Populations (04/27/2012)

PAHO Revolving Fund helps countries acquire vaccines for Vaccination Week in the Americas (04/26/2012)

“Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest seeks best practices in malaria diagnostic testing, treatment, and surveillance (04/25/2012)

Global partners launch new plan to control and eliminate measles and rubella (04/24/2012)

PAHO launches Vaccination Week in the Americas in Haiti, with intensive vaccination activities focused on children (04/21/2012)

Vaccination Week in the Americas seeks to protect 44 million people in the region (04/19/2012)

Villa Centenario OPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary (04/19/2012)

Latin American Celebrities Support Vaccination Week in the Americas (04/18/2012)

First Ladies Help Launch of Vaccination Week in the Americas (04/15/2012)

PAHO and the Ministry of Health of Colombia Launch Vaccination Week in the Americas at Regional Summit (04/14/2012)

PAHO and partners launch Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week (04/13/2012)

PAHO and Spain Sign $10.5 million Agreement for Health in the Americas (04/12/2012)

Washington, D.C., Declares April 12 “World Health Day” and Joins PAHO to Promote Healthy Aging (04/11/2012)

World Health Day: With a Growing Population of Older Adults, the Challenge Is to Ensure Healthy Aging (04/05/2012)

PAHO, CDC publish guide on preparing for chikungunya virus introduction in the Americas (02/26/2012)

PAHO Report Urges Higher Tobacco Taxes, Bans on Advertising (02/08/2012)

Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing (01/13/2012)

Experts Call for Major Investments in Water and Sanitation to End Cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (01/11/2012)


Brazil to Become World’s Largest Smoke-free Country (12/15/2011)

Mexico declares breastfeeding a top health priority (12/07/2011)

Jerry Rivera Asks Men to Speak Out to Stop Violence against Women (11/25/2011)

Colombia, First Country in the Americas to Eliminate River Blindness (11/16/2011)

HIV Experts Urge Better Management of HIV/AIDS Medicines (11/16/2011)

Experts Analyze Obstacles to Universal HIV Treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean (11/09/2011)

PAHO Honors Malaria Champions of the Americas 2011 (11/09/2011)

WHO'S Executive Board Supports Reform Proposals (11/04/2011)

Countries of the Americas are Taking Action to Reduce Salt Consumption and Save Lives (11/02/2011)

Haiti’s Health Partners Pledge Support for Plan to Improve Vaccination (10/21/2011)

Jerry Rivera to support “Unite to End Violence against Women” campaign (10/20/2011)

World Conference Examines Impact of Social Inequities on Health (10/14/2011)

Action Urged to Mitigate the Health Effects of Climate Change (09/30/2011)

Health Officials Eye Measures to Curb Harmful Use of Alcohol (09/30/2011)

Countries of the Americas Adopt Plan to Reduce Malaria and Prevent its Reintroduction (09/29/2011)

Governments in the Americas Pledge to Create Epilepsy Care Programs (09/29/2011)

Health Leaders Vow Stepped-Up Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths (09/29/2011)

Ministers of Health Approve Action Plan to Reduce Traffic Injuries (09/29/2011)

PAHO/WHO to Support Governments of the Americas in the Development of eHealth Public Policies (09/28/2011)

PAHO, PAHEF Honor Public Health Leaders for Outstanding Contributions in the Americas (09/26/2011)

Health Authorities from the Americas Meet to Discuss Regional Health Strategies (09/26/2011)

Panel Discussion on Safe Motherhood and Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (09/25/2011)

From the Americas: Success Stories in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases (09/22/2011)

UN General Assembly announces historic commitment to fight noncommunicable diseases (09/21/2011)

Caribbean Leaders Praised for Early Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (09/21/2011)

AMI+RAVREDA Celebrates 10 Years Fighting Against Malaria in the Amazon (09/15/2011)

PAHO calls for assistance for Bahamas and Turk and Caicos after Hurricane Irene (09/01/2011)

PAHO and Ricardo Montaner work together to advocate for the protection of children with special abilities (08/29/2011)

IPCA met in Honduras to Assess Chagas Disease Progress in Central America (08/19/2011)

PAHO Participates in First World Summit for People of African Descent (08/19/2011)

Journalism Award Winners Focus on Drug Resistance in Latin America (08/17/2011)

PAHO: Supporting Breastfeeding is Everyone’s Responsibility (07/28/2011)

PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)

Countries of the Region to Meet This Year to Discuss Plan of Action for the Decade of Vaccines (07/14/2011)

Experts: Maintain Immunization Achievements and Access to New Vaccines (07/11/2011)

Immunization Newsletter: Over 30 Years Reaching Every Corner of the Americas (07/11/2011)

Jon Andrus Introduces ProVac, a Project that Supports Country Decision-making on the Introduction of New Vaccines (07/08/2011)

WHO Urges More Countries to Require Large, Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packaging (07/07/2011)

Experts call the Countries of the Americas Global Pioneers in Vaccination (07/06/2011)

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Most TB/HIV Coinfections Remain Undiagnosed (07/05/2011)

International Vaccination Experts to Meet in Buenos Aires (07/05/2011)

Reducing climate change is good for your health (06/14/2011)

Nicaragua is Second Latin American Country to Achieve 100% Voluntary Blood Donation (06/13/2011)

PAHO Assistant Director Celebrates in Argentina World Blood Donor Day (06/13/2011)

Thirty years after the discovery of AIDS (06/03/2011)

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women (05/27/2011)

U.S. Pre-Launch of First World Summit of African Descendants (05/26/2011)

TDR Wins 2011 Gates Award for Global Health (05/20/2011)

PAHO to Honor Tobacco Control Initiatives in the Americas (05/20/2011)

Bolivia Marks Key Milestone in the Fight against Chagas' Disease (05/17/2011)

International Day Against Homophobia, May 17, 2011 (05/16/2011)

PAHO Notes Progress in Efforts to Restrict Marketing of Infant Formula in Latin America (05/16/2011)

Haiti Presents Plan to Vaccinate 90 Percent of Children Under 1 (05/13/2011)

PAHO Countries Join Global Effort to Stop Road Deaths and Injuries (05/10/2011)

PAHO/WHO Urges Travelers to the Americas to Get Vaccinated against Measles and Rubella (05/03/2011)

Workers' Health: An Investment for Development (04/28/2011)

Dr. Chan calls for a “different kind of fight” to avert chronic disease disaster (04/28/2011)

World TB Day: Innovate to Accelerate Progress Toward Tuberculosis Elimination (03/24/2011)

New Caribbean Campaign Uses Cell Phones, Social Media to Fight Chronic Diseases (03/18/2011)

PAHO Director Expresses Condolences to Japan (03/11/2011)

Haiti, Partners Outline New Immunization Action Plan (03/09/2011)

PAHO Honors Gender-Focused Efforts to Fight HIV (03/08/2011)

Health Leaders Promise New Action to Reduce Chronic Diseases in the Americas (03/04/2011)

Motherhood photo exhibit by Bru Rovira opens at PAHO on International Women’s Day (03/04/2011)

Civil Society Organizations in Latin America Form Coalition to Reduce Chronic Diseases (03/03/2011)

Documentary Underscores the Rights of Transgender Persons (02/24/2011)

Some Neglected Diseases Could be Eliminated in the Americas, PAHO Paper Says (02/19/2011)

New Champion of Health Ricardo Montaner Will Support PAHO's Vaccination Week in the Americas 2011 (02/14/2011)

WHO Report Urges Action to Reduce the Health Impact of Harmful Drinking (02/11/2011)

PAHO/WHO Urges Travelers to Get Vaccinated Before Entering Haiti (02/06/2011)

PAHO/WHO Investigating Paralysis Cases in Port-de-Paix, Haiti (01/26/2011)

Rotavirus Vaccines Are Improving the Health and Well-being of Children by Substantially Reducing Severe and Fatal Diarrhea (01/25/2011)

Paraguay Declares Research for Health a Top National Priority (01/24/2011)

PAHO Director: Haiti's Health Workers Were "Heroes" in 2010 (01/12/2011)


Experts Call for International Cholera Vaccine Stockpile (12/17/2010)

Award-winning journalists highlight need for syphilis and HIV prevention among pregnant women (12/16/2010)

Experts to Discuss Cholera Vaccination in the Americas (12/15/2010)

PAHO Teams Honored for Advancing Health as a Human Right (12/13/2010)

Experts Start Verifying Measles, Rubella Elimination in the Americas (12/10/2010)

Guatemala Prepares Contingency Plan for a Possible Cholera Outbreak (12/03/2010)

Cases Continue to Climb, But Fewer Patients are Dying from Cholera (12/02/2010)

Statement by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, on World AIDS Day (12/01/2010)

Elections Not Expected to Increase Cholera Spread in Haiti (11/25/2010)

PAHO Urges Countries to Ramp up Readiness for Cholera (11/23/2010)

Experts See Scant Progress in Reducing Violence against Women in the Americas (11/22/2010)

As violence obstructs cholera efforts, PAHO calls on Haitians to support relief and medical workers (11/18/2010)

PAHO: Breastfeeding Helps Protect Babies from Cholera (11/18/2010)

PAHO Briefs NGO Partners on Cholera Outbreak in Haiti (11/15/2010)

Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Likely to Grow Much Larger (11/09/2010)

PAHO Names "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2010" (11/04/2010)

PAHO Distributing Medical Supplies from PROMESS Warehouse to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti (10/31/2010)

PAHO Celebrates Fourth Annual “Malaria Day in the Americas," Recognizes “Malaria Champions" (10/29/2010)

Vaccination Programs and National Committees on Immunization Practices of 10 South American Countries Meet in Paraguay (10/28/2010)

PAHO: Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Still Trending Upward (10/27/2010)

PAHO: Cholera cases likely to increase in Haiti (10/25/2010)

Along U.S. – Mexico Border, Diabetes Cases Are the “Tip of the Iceberg” (10/21/2010)

Special Issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health Focuses on Diabetes in the U.S.-Mexico Border (10/14/2010)

Schoolchildren throughout the Americas Will Soap Up toward a Guinness World Record (10/14/2010)

International Day for the Reduction of Disasters: Is My City Prepared? (10/13/2010)

FDA awards $904,000 to Pan American Health Organization for information ‘hub’ (10/06/2010)

PAHO Statement on STI Experiments in Guatemala (10/01/2010)

PAHO, Brazil’s Ministry of Health and National Health Surveillance Agency Signed New Cooperation Agreement (10/01/2010)

Health Leaders Urge Action to Make Hospitals Safe in Disasters (09/30/2010)

Countries Pledge to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis by 2015 (09/30/2010)

Health Leaders Endorse Major Effort to Fight Chronic Malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean (09/30/2010)

PAHO and Peru Sign Agreement to Establish a Regional Task Force on Water and Sanitation (09/30/2010)

Countries of the Americas Seek to Strengthen Drug Regulatory Systems (09/30/2010)

Countries to Promote Access to Health Care as a Human Right (09/29/2010)

E-training Urged to Shape a New Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean (09/29/2010)

Health Leaders Vow to Resist Tobacco Industry Pressure and Support Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use (09/29/2010)

More developing countries show universal access to HIV/AIDS services is possible (09/29/2010)

Countries celebrate 30th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication, Vaccine Revolving Fund, and look ahead to new challenges (09/28/2010)

Health Leaders Pledge Action to Reduce Drug Use in Latin America and the Caribbean (09/28/2010)

PAHEF & PAHO Honored Innovative Public Health Figures Who Are Advancing Health in the Americas (09/28/2010)

PAHO Report Highlights Health Achievements in a Year of Challenges (09/27/2010)

Top Officials Meet to Map Pan-American Cooperation in Health (09/27/2010)

Experts call on countries of the Americas to keep the promise of safe motherhood (09/27/2010)

Fernando Sendra is now a Champion of Health (09/25/2010)

New PAHO Book Integrates Environmental Issues Into Health Agendas (09/24/2010)

Ministers of Health Meet to Discuss Health Policies for the Americas (09/23/2010)

'Maternidades' Photo Exhibit Opens in Washington D.C. (09/23/2010)

Immediate coverage of The PAHO 50th Directing Council. (09/20/2010)

Moquegua Interrupts Transmission of Millenary Chagas Disease in its Region (09/20/2010)

Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico Visits PAHO (09/17/2010)

PAHO Director Briefs OAS Ambassadors on Upcoming Directing Council (09/15/2010)

Region in Southern Peru to be Certified as Free From Vectorial Transmission of Chagas' Disease (09/14/2010)

Peruvian Community Program Cuts Disease, Improves Health in Andean Communities (09/10/2010)

Latin America and the Caribbean Show Uneven Progress on Health-Related MDGs (09/08/2010)

PAHO's Assistant Director in Official Visit to Argentina (09/07/2010)

PAHO's Assistant Director in Official Visit to Argentina (09/07/2010)

Dr. José Roberto Ferreira honored by PAHO as Public Health Hero of the Americas (08/26/2010)

WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic Over, Urges Continued Influenza Vigilance (08/10/2010)

Belén Network: PAHO Promotes Art as a Bridge Between Health and Development (08/04/2010)

'Baby-Friendly Hospitals' Make Breastfeeding Easier (07/29/2010)

Experts Assessing Measles Eradication Feasibility (07/28/2010)

Universal Access to Health: Women's Rights and the Commitment of the State (07/19/2010)

PAHO Partners with Colgate-Palmolive to Advance Oral Health in Latin America and the Caribbean (06/28/2010)

Shaila Dúrcal Joins Campaign for World Blood Donor Day (06/14/2010)

PAHO Tells Soccer Fans: “Breast Milk is the First Food of Champions!” (06/08/2010)

Media Advisory - Countdown to 2015: New report on progress in child and maternal health to be issued June 7 (06/04/2010)

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Scant Progress on Reducing Traffic Fatalities (06/04/2010)

Rapid Assessment of Damage is Allowing Immediate Access to Cooperation in Guatemala (06/03/2010)

Restrictions Urged on Cigarette Makers’ Efforts to Lure Women into Smoking Addiction (06/02/2010)

Media Advisory: Smoking is Ugly: How the Tobacco Industry Deceives Women (05/28/2010)

Health Leaders Urge Restraints on Food Marketing to Children (05/24/2010)

Canada and PAHO Pledge to Heighten Strategic Cooperation (05/20/2010)

New Efforts Needed to Reduce Job-Related Deaths and Illness (04/22/2010)

8th Annual Vaccination Week in the Americas Targets 42 Million (04/22/2010)

Nominations are Open for the Sixth Latin American Prize for Health Journalism (04/21/2010)

Sanitation and water must no longer play second fiddle to other priorities (04/13/2010)

PAHO Supports Campaign to Make Schools and Hospitals Safer (04/09/2010)

Health in Cities will Define Future Population Health (04/07/2010)

PAHO Cites TB Progress, Honors Innovation on World TB Day (03/15/2010)

PAHO, Cochrane Centre Join to Boost Role of Evidence in Public Health (03/15/2010)

Young People Seek Funds to Provide Drinking Water for Haiti (03/15/2010)

PAHO Joins Urgent Appeal for Hunger Assistance to Guatemala (03/04/2010)

PAHO: Greater Gender Equality is Good for Teens’ Health (03/04/2010)

Haiti Seeks More Support for Women’s Health Needs (02/26/2010)

Nutrition aid offers hope for thousands in Haiti (02/24/2010)

New Funds Sought for Health and Recovery Efforts in Haiti (02/19/2010)

WHO Regional Director for Africa Visits Health and Development Agencies in Washington (02/18/2010)

PROMESS Continues Distribution of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies in Haiti (02/16/2010)

Media Advisory: PAHO Briefing on Haiti Earthquake Response (02/13/2010)

Nicaragua Seeks to Improve Food and Nutritional Health of Children (02/12/2010)

Promess Warehouse: Matching the world's medical donations to Haiti's needs (01/31/2010)

Collective Efforts Can Prevent Cancer and Chronic Disease Explosion in the Americas (01/31/2010)

Media Advisory: How to Prevent Cancer and other Chronic Diseases, Thursday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. (01/30/2010)

Texas Children’s Newborn Center (01/30/2010)

PAHO Urges Long-Term Commitment to Haiti’s Government and People (01/29/2010)

Post-Emergency Needs Call for New Health Focus in Haiti (01/25/2010)

Are Haitian Women and Children Getting Less Earthquake Aid? (01/23/2010)

As Haitian Rescues Dwindle, Relief Efforts Focus on Medical Treatment and Meeting Basic Needs (01/22/2010)

PAHO: Haiti Relief Coordination Improving, But Still "Not Satisfactory" (01/21/2010)

PAHO/WHO and Other U.N. Agencies Strive to Coordinate Aid in Haiti (01/19/2010)

PAHO: Haiti Relief Efforts Continue to Face Major Obstacles (01/18/2010)

PAHO: Outpouring of Quake Aid Heightens Need for Coordination (01/17/2010)

PAHO/WHO Coordinating Regional Efforts to Assist Haiti after Earthquake (01/15/2010)

PAHO/WHO Mobilizing to Meet Haiti’s Health Needs after Earthquake (01/13/2010)

Media Advisory: PAHO Briefing on Haiti Earthquake (01/13/2010)

One of PAHO's Public Health Heroes Killed in Haiti (01/12/2010)

Health Facilities Affected by Haiti Earthquake (01/08/2010)


PAHO Recognizes "Winning Global Health Solutions" (12/15/2009)

36 Million People With TB Cured Using the Stop TB Strategy (12/07/2009)

Update: Availability of Pandemic Influenza Vaccine for the Americas (12/06/2009)

WHO Report Shows Progress on Tobacco Control in the Americas (12/02/2009)

WHO Report Shows Progress on Tobacco Control in the Americas (12/02/2009)

PAHO/WHO launches private-public partnership to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce chronic diseases (12/01/2009)

In Guatemala, U.N. Launches Campaign to Stop Violence against Women and Girls (11/23/2009)

The Americas Pledge to Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission and Congenital Syphilis by 2015 (11/23/2009)

PAHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS highlight challenges in responding to HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (11/21/2009)

Health Experts Call on Industry, Consumers to Cut Salt to Save Lives (11/16/2009)

WHO Says Prompt Treatment Can Prevent Serious Cases, Deaths from H1N1 (11/12/2009)

Latin American Journalists Honored for Reporting on Sex Workers' Health (11/12/2009)

PAHO Launches New Action Plan for Gender Equality (11/10/2009)

PAHO to launch new drive for gender equality and efficiency in health (11/06/2009)

PAHO Honors "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2009" (10/25/2009)

PAHO Salutes Sesame Street on 40th Anniversary (10/22/2009)

PAHO, CDC to Offer Workshop on Organizing 'Ciclovias' (10/22/2009)

New partnership will help Latin American countries strengthen research systems for health (10/20/2009)

Pandemic A(H1N1): Prompt Treatment Reduces Severity of Illness, Improves Chances of Survival (10/09/2009)

World Health Organization Wins Top Spanish Honor (10/08/2009)

Throughout the Americas, Treatment Falls Far Short of Mental Health Needs (10/07/2009)

Briefing: State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization (10/02/2009)

Health Ministers Set Ambitious Agenda for the Americas (10/02/2009)

Health Authorities Caution Against Severe Dengue Outbreak in Nicaragua (10/02/2009)

Health Leaders Endorse Action to Increase Gender Equality (10/02/2009)

Sesame Workshop's "Plaza Sésamo" Receives "Champion of Health Award" From PAHO (09/30/2009)

PAHO Offers Response Team to Areas Affected By Tsunami, Earthquake (09/30/2009)

Sesame Workshop / "Plaza Sésamo" Receives "Champion of Health Award" From PAHO (09/27/2009)

Dr. Jon Andrus is Named PAHO Deputy Director (09/21/2009)

Inter-American Solidarity Demonstrated in Haiti (09/18/2009)

Experts call for prevention of severe cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis (09/12/2009)

PAHO Experts Recommend Lowering Salt Consumption to Save Lives (09/12/2009)

Hemisphere's Health Authorities to Gather at PAHO (09/09/2009)

Latin American Journalists Honored for Reports on Blood Donation (09/01/2009)

Vaccine Experts Cite Progress on Measles and Rubella Elimination, Discuss H1N1 Vaccine Outlook (08/25/2009)

First-ever Global Status Report on Road Safety Released at Fifth International Book Fair in Panama (08/24/2009)

World Fair on Municipalities and Health concludes in Argentina (08/22/2009)

"Maintain investment in health in times of crisis" (08/19/2009)

"Maintain investment in health in times of crisis" (08/19/2009)

World Fair on Municipalities and Health opens in Argentina (08/18/2009)

International Forum on "Art, Bridge to Health and Development" Opens in Peru (08/17/2009)

Art and Health: together in the Belén Festival (08/15/2009)

PAHO Director, health promoters and humanitarian clowns will join Belén Festival in Peru (08/14/2009)

Humanitarian Clowns and Health Experts Join Forces, Using Art as a Bridge to Health and Development (08/10/2009)

PAHO/WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office Chief corrects deceptive statement about antiviral resistance (08/05/2009)

Breastfeeding is a Lifeline, Especially during Emergencies (08/02/2009)

Paraguay's Minister of Health Visits PAHO Headquarters (08/01/2009)

Countries of the Americas Promote Sex Education to Prevent HIV (07/31/2009)

Experts Call for Better Health Services for Men who Have Sex with Men (07/16/2009)

Experts to propose plan to improve the health of homosexual men in Latin America (07/07/2009)

PAHO Recognizes Important US Contribution of Antivirals for Latin America and Caribbean (07/03/2009)

Vaccine Revolving Fund May Expand to Africa, Eastern Mediterranean Regions (06/26/2009)

Chile's President Urges a Collective Response to A (H1N1) Pandemic (06/24/2009)

PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University launch the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award (06/16/2009)

PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University launch the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award (06/16/2009)

Blood "from the heart" is the safest blood (06/12/2009)

Blood "from the heart" is the safest blood (06/12/2009)

PAHO Urges Measured but Alert Response to Flu Pandemic (06/10/2009)

PAHO Calls for Pictorial Warnings on Tobacco Packaging (05/29/2009)

Eat Less Salt, Live Longer (05/18/2009)

PAHO publishes new edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) (05/16/2009)

UN: Countries Must Eliminate Homophobia to Curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (05/15/2009)

World No Tobacco Day to Call for Graphic Package Warnings (05/14/2009)

Media Advisory (05/04/2009)

PAHO Urges Southern Hemisphere to Remain Alert for Influenza A(H1N1) (05/04/2009)

Media Advisory 4 may 2009 (05/02/2009)

Collaboration in response to the A(H1N1) virus highlighted (05/02/2009)

PAHO Urges Equitable Access to Influenza Vaccines (05/01/2009)

PAHO Director Urges Close Monitoring of New H1N1 Influenza Virus (04/30/2009)

Public Health Emergency of International Concern (04/28/2009)

Influenza-Like Illness in Mexico and the United States (04/22/2009)

Massive Multi-Country Drive Aims to Vaccinate 30 Million People (04/22/2009)

PAHO: "Hospitals Should Stand Up to Disasters" (04/07/2009)

“When Disaster Strikes, Safe Hospitals Save Lives” (04/06/2009)

Agreement emphasizes cooperation in health management (04/05/2009)

High-Level Canada Visit Highlights Cooperation, Indigenous Health (04/02/2009)

PAHO Rallies New Partners for Chronic Disease Prevention (03/27/2009)

Women's Health Projects Win PAHO Competition (03/12/2009)

PAHO Director Urges Intensified Efforts against Dengue (03/11/2009)

International Women's Day - "Culture and Gender Matter: Health for All" (03/10/2009)

Tobacco use, bad diet, physical inactivity and alcohol consumption biggest threats to human health (02/26/2009)

Drug Resistance Could Set Back Malaria Successes (02/25/2009)

Costa Rica called a leader in traffic safety (02/19/2009)

PAHO: "Keep Children Lean and Active, Prevent Cancer Later in Life" (02/04/2009)

Gates Foundation Grant Will Boost Fight against "Neglected" Diseases (02/03/2009)

Nicaragua Gets International Support to Reinforce Health Installations Against Natural Disasters (02/01/2009)

PAHO: U.S. Policy Change Opens Up New Opportunities for Women's Health (01/27/2009)

Epidemiological Alert: Increase in Circulation of Jungle Yellow Fever Virus in the Americas (01/27/2009)

24th RESSCAD to happen in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January 28-29 (01/23/2009)

24th RESSCAD to open in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (01/23/2009)

Safe Surgery Checklist Drops Death and Surgery Complications by One Third (01/16/2009)

Experts Say Lowering Salt Consumption Should Be a Top Public Health Priority (01/15/2009)

Margaret Chan Named One of 50 Newsweek "Global Elites" (01/05/2009)


PAHO, IDB and Sabin refine fight against neglected diseases in Latin America and Caribbean (12/17/2008)

Virtual Worlds: New Possibilities for Information Dissemination and Collaboration in Public Health (12/11/2008)

PAHO Book Establishes New Links between Excessive Alcohol and Partner Violence (12/05/2008)

HIV in the Americas: "Leveling off, but still unacceptable" (12/02/2008)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (12/02/2008)

Journalists from Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina win award (11/20/2008)

Diabetes: PAHO urges fight against obesity and malnutrition (11/13/2008)

Malaria in the Americas: No Time to Ease Up (11/06/2008)

Nabón, Ecuador, says ‘no more’ to inequity (11/04/2008)

OPS y Asociación Panamericana de Infectología suscriben marco de cooperación científico-técnica (10/28/2008)

Malaria in the Americas Forum (10/27/2008)

PAHO: Helmets Save Lives (10/27/2008)

Forum on Social Determinants of Health of Indigenous Peoples begins (10/23/2008)

PAHO reiterates that eliminating congenital syphilis from the Americas "is an attainable objective" (10/17/2008)

Cascos: hay que echarle cabeza (10/14/2008)

Cinturones de seguridad (10/14/2008)

Un solo segundo puede cambiar tu vida para siempre (10/14/2008)

Yo era como vosotros: pensé que era invencible (10/14/2008)

PAHO: Infant Formula Crisis Is Stark Reminder of the Need to Promote Breastfeeding (10/14/2008)

Number of People with Diabetes Expected to Increase by 150 Percent in the Americas (10/06/2008)

Consorcio Hospitalario de Catalunya y OPS suscriben marco de colaboración conjunta (10/03/2008)

Las Américas registraron 1620 muertes diarias por lesiones de causa externa entre los años 2000-2005 (10/03/2008)

Ministers of Health Approve Regional Strategy and Plan of Action on Newborn Health (10/03/2008)

Countries Pledge New Action to Reduce Cervical Cancer Deaths (10/03/2008)

Ministers of Health approve strategy to improve health of adolescents and young adults (10/02/2008)

OMS urge Ratificación del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (10/01/2008)

Hemisphere's Health Authorities Open Annual Session (09/29/2008)

Mother Support Maximizes Life-saving Benefits of Breastfeeding (08/01/2008)

UN: Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean should improve, expand sexuality education (08/01/2008)

Significant increase of volunteer blood donors in Colombia (06/12/2008)

World No Tobacco Day 2008 Observed with Awards in the Americas (06/02/2008)

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