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December 2008 Edition 

World Health Report 2008
Primary Health Care: The Best Cure for Failed Systems

Healthcare costs are rising everywhere, yet people are not getting the care they need. Now more than ever, the answer is reform based on primary health care.

Health systems around the world are failing to meet the needs of the people they are supposed to serve, a failure that is now becoming "a threat to social stability," says the 2008 World Health Report, Primary Health Care: Now More than Ever.

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Quoted at Length
Socorro Gross, PAHO's new assistant director, describes the influences that have shaped her career and her leadership of PAHO's technical cooperation programs. [Read]


48th Directing Council
Top representatives of PAHO member countries recently pledged new health action in areas ranging from diabetes and cervical cancer to blood safety and adolescent health. [Read]

Caribbean Wellness Day
Thousands of men, women, and children in 14 Caribbean countries took part in special events promoting healthier lifestyles, on the first-ever annual Caribbean Wellness Day. [Read]


Crisis points to breastfeeding [Read]
Malaria Day in the Americas [Read]
Region makes progress on HIV [Read]
New Hospital Safety Index [Read]
Newsbriefs [Read]


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Primary Health Care: The Best Cure for Failed Systems
QUOTED AT LENGTH: Dr. Socorro Gross
Singer José José Denounces Violence against Women
PAHO Teams Up with Clinton Global Initiative
Ministers Commit to New Action in Health
Panels Discuss Climate Change, Primary Care
Caribbean Celebrates First Wellness Day
Three "Healthy Cities" Win 2008 Awards
China Infant Formula Crisis Highlights Need to Promote Breastfeeding
Experts: Don't Let Up in the Fight against Malaria
PAHO Joins IDB, Sabin Institute to Fight Neglected Diseases
Region Makes Progress, Faces Challenges on HIV
Countries Raise Awareness on World Rabies Day 2008
New PAHO Tool Measures Hospital Safety
Patient Champions Launch New Advocacy Network
New Vision for PAHO Scientific Journal
Publications on Alcohol

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