On July 17th PAHO staff met with Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo, Head of the International Delegation, Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis, at its headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Caritas Internationalis has an official status as an NGO with WHO, counts with 165 members and works in seven regions of the world. This organization has worked since 1987 in the fight against HIV, making it the first Faith Based Organization (FBO) to deal with this topic. The meeting sought to encourage future cooperation among PAHO Country Offices and FBOs, by participating in national and regional events.
Questions and answers on seasonal influenza
The influenza season is well under way in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening thousands of people, in some cases severely enough to result in hospitalization or even death. Below are questions and answers about seasonal "flu" and how to prevent and treat it.