Skip to content



 
 
 
 
 
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.

Read Full Story


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]

 


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

 

Click here for a PDF version of this newsletter

INDEX

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
Newsbriefs

PAHOtoday is published by the Area of Public Information, Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. Address: 525 23rd Street, N.W.,Washington, D.C. 20037, U.S.A. Phone: (202) 974-3458. Fax: (202) 974-3143. Text and photographs may be freely reproduced provided that: 1) the author/photographer is properly credited; 2) text is accompanied by the credit line "Reprinted from PAHOtoday, newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas, World Health Organization; and 3) two tear sheets are sent to the Editor.

Some articles appearing in PAHOtoday reflect the authors' views and do not necessarily represent the oficial viewpoint of PAHO/WHO.
 

Editor: Donna Eberwine
Art Director: Gilles Collette
Circulation: David Spitz

Web Design: Paulo Leite
Staff Photographers: Sonia Mey-Schmidt, David Spitz, Harold Ruiz

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 02:47

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

© Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.